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Idaho College Graduation Increasing
Idaho ranks near the bottom, among U.S. states, for sending people to college and those students getting their degrees. Experts say that drags down the entire state's economy, but that could be changing. Every seat was filled at Taco Bell Arena on Saturday as Boise State University graduated the hig…
What Are the 10 Best High Schools in America?
US News & World Report has released its list of the best high schools in America, teaming up with the Washington, DC-based American Institutes for Research (AIR), one of the largest behavioral and social science research organizations in the world.
School Levies To Be Decided May 15th
Not only will Magic Valley area voters have candidates to choose on May 15th but they will also need to make a decision on some school bond issues.  Voters in the Filer School District will be voting on a 2-year, $500,000 supplemental levy which will allow the district to maintain current opera…
Minidoka School District Releasing 11 Teachers
The Minidoka County School District is reeling from state budget cuts in education and the “Students Come First” initiative.  At a school board meeting this week board members approved the layoffs of 11 teachers in the district.  The board was hoping that attrit…
College Tuition Going Up For Idaho Students
University of Idaho
(AP) - Students at Idaho's public universities will pay $274 to $356 more in tuition next year. The increases approved Wednesday by the state Board of Education are relatively modest compared to those set in recent years as the universities looked to offset declines in state …
U of I Reaches Agreement With Family Of Slain Co-ed
Moscow PD
(AP) - The University of Idaho has reached a settlement with the family of graduate student Katy Benoit, who was killed in August by a former professor she had dated. The state Board of Education is expected to consider the agreement at a meeting later this week, according to two sources wi…
Former Blackfoot Principal Pleads Not Guilty To Child Sex Abuse
(AP)  A former principal in the southeastern Idaho town of Blackfoot has pleaded not guilty to three counts of sexually abusing a child. Prosecutors say 38-year-old Christopher Cox had sexual relations
with a 14-year-old female student last year. Cox pleaded not guilty during a Bingham County co…
Are Teachers Overpaid or Underpaid? – Survey of the Day
Although it varies from state to state, the average salary of a public school teacher in the United States is about $50,000 a year. For comparison sake, the average full-time worker in any profession has a median personal income of about $39,000 a year. Are teachers getting the better end of th…
Thank You For Helping Us Stuff The Bus
The final push of the Stuff the Bus campaign happened Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium. A huge, heartfelt thanks to everyone who came out, saw us, and donated schools supplies!
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Help Us Stuff The Bus for Local Schools!
Local schools and students need your help more than ever, so we're asking you to help Stuff The Bus! Pick up any new schools supplies from pencils to backpacks, and drop them off at any of our designated Stuff the Bus Donation Locations...
5 Ways to Get Your Kids to Do Their Homework
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Fall means school, and school means homework, and homework –- for many a family -– means stress and arguments. But getting homework done doesn’t have to be a daily battle. Here are a few easy ways for parents to make the routine a little easier for kids.
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5 Great Educational Apps for Kids
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Ever given a five-year-old with an iPad a dirty look? Silently tsk tsk-ed in your head? Hold onto your judgment for a minute – they're not all playing Angry Birds. In fact, there are tons of apps out there that are all about learning
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10 Amazing Lunch Boxes
If you don’t want your kids braving the mystery meat this school year, the first thing you need is a super-cool lunchbox. Here are some of our faves:
 
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I’m Not a Paper Bag Bag
 

 
Made of 100% recycled cotton, this non-paper bag sends a (slightly snobby, b…
5 Fun After School Activities That Keep Kids Learning
A child’s day doesn’t end when the final school bell rings. In fact for many children it’s just beginning. Where to go for ideas? Oddly, pull from what your kids love most about school — and think outside the sandbox. From the physical, to
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