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Idaho has been awarded a $6 million grant per year for the next three years to help support early learning and school readiness.

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Some Idaho families won’t be waiting much longer for grant money promised as part of Governor Brad Little’s ‘Strong Families, Strong Students’ program.


The Idaho State Board of Education is hosting a digital mental health summit tomorrow, December 8th. Audrey Regan has more on how educators around the state are working to take care of their students’ wellbeing.

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Wednesday, high school juniors and seniors across the state went into classrooms to take the SAT. But Boise resident Holly Paquette’s daughter was not one of them.

 


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As we move through an unprecedented school year, the thousands of high school seniors across Idaho still need to be planning for their future after graduation.

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Many public schools in Idaho are only five weeks away from the scheduled first day of school, but planning how to safely open school doors during the coronavirus pandemic is uncertain at best.

 

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When Governor Brad Little unveils the much-anticipated school reopening guideline from his Public School Reopening Committee on July 9, Debbie Critchfield, president of the Idaho State Board of Education, says the plan will have a primary theme: getting more Idaho kids back in school.

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The Idaho Supreme Court has sided with the Legislature and the State Board of Education in a budget tug-of-war with state superintendent Sherri Ybarra.

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After nearly 90 minutes of constitutional arguments and pointed questions, a turf war between state superintendent Sherri Ybarra, the Legislature and the State Board of Education is now in the Idaho Supreme Court's hands.

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The Friday Reporter Roundtable is back with all the information you might have missed from the week's news. They cover grocery store earnings, plans to begin reopening the state, a lawsuit from the state superintendent, the uncertainty felt by higher education during COVID-19 and disruptions in the food supply chain in the Mountain West.

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In the shadow of the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), much attention has focused on Idaho’s public schools.

Governor Brad Little said he will not implement statewide school cancellations over coronavirus, leaving it to local school districts to make their own decisions. During a March 16 conference call with some Idaho school officials, Little asked local school superintendents to consult with the latest information from health officials regarding COVID-19 when making their own district-wide decisions.

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Idaho’s state board of education has a new president. In April Debbie Critchfield’s peers elected her to the position, and in May she was named co-chair of Governor Little’s K-12 education task force. One of Critchfield’s goals is better access to higher education. And just as idaho is at a crossroads when it comes to education, Critchfield is ushering in a new generation of leadership.

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Boise State has been without a permanent leader since July of last year. That’s when former university President Bob Kustra retired, after 15 years leading the institution.

 

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Leaders from Idaho colleges and universities will meet Tuesday at Boise State.

 


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Idaho wants to see more students finish college, even if they stopped their studies years ago. To accomplish that goal, the state has set aside money for a scholarship to encourage adults to go back to school.

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The State Board of Education is calling for changes in the funding formula for Idaho's public colleges and universities. The new approach would be outcome-based, focusing on the graduation rates rather than credit-hour rates. Kevin Richert of Idaho Education News breaks down the how and why of the new funding structure proposal.

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The way Idaho provides some of its funding to colleges and universities could be changing.

Earlier this year, the Idaho Legislature allowed for twenty percent of the state's Opportunity Scholarship to aid adult learners.  We'll talk with the state's Board of Education and the Idaho Workforce Development Council about helping alternative students attain their degrees.

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Starting next year, tailgaters at Boise State and other Idaho universities will be allowed to legally drink alcohol while they munch their brats.

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The Idaho State Board of Education has announced that more than 20,000 high school students have been admitted to Idaho's public colleges and universities.

According to the board, this is the third year students with qualifying grades and test scores have automatically been admitted to Boise State University, University of Idaho, Idaho State University, Lewiston-Clark State College or one of the state's four community colleges.

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