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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.

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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 operations. 

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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 attrition and retirements would account for most of the reduction in teaching staff in the district but that didn’t happen.

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Recent College Graduates Having a Ridiculously Tough Time Finding Work

As the debate rages over whether getting a college degree is worth the money, a new set of statistics is giving many people pause — seems half of recent college grads are either jobless or underemployed in positions that don’t fully use their skills and knowledge.

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College Tuition Going Up For Idaho Students

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(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 funding.

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U of I Reaches Agreement With Family Of Slain Co-ed

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(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 with knowledge of the settlement.

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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 court hearing on Monday.

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Teacher’s Aide Fired for Refusing to Let Employers Access Her Facebook Account

A few schools have made the news lately for over-policing students’ social media accounts.

Now it seems to be happening to employees, too, because a Michigan teacher’s aide claims she was fired for refusing to give her bosses access to her Facebook page.

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Mother Sues Teacher for Stealing Son’s Lunch Money

When Baltimore mom Lynsai Green found out her second-grader had a negative balance with the school cafeteria, she was confused — until her son told her one of his teachers was routinely stealing his lunch money.

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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 the stick?

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