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Teacher Evaluation Review Didn’t Check for State Compliance

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Officials with the Idaho Department of Education paid more than $100,000 for a review of the state's teacher evaluation system, but did not instruct the outside consulting team to ensure the system was complying with state law.

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Report: Funding for 22 School Programs Not Based on Need

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — State evaluators say many of the programs intended to help students in Idaho's public schools are not funded based on need or actual costs.

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Twin Falls School District to Ask for a Little Less in Levy from Voters

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) The Twin Falls School District Board has voted to move ahead and ask voters to continue a multi-million dollar a year supplemental levy.

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Students Excited About Computer Coding at O’Leary Middle School

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) – Students at Vera C. O’Leary Middle School, their attention riveted to the monitors in front of them, learned about computer coding during an event at the school on Wednesday.

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Students compete in a robotics tournament on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Harrison Elementary School. (Photo by Andrew Weeks)
Students compete in a robotics tournament on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Harrison Elementary School. (Photo by Andrew Weeks)
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UI Extension Seeks Volunteers, Students for Robotic Events

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) – About 120 grade school students will be at O’Leary Middle School this Saturday for a qualifying robotics tournament.

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Artwork by Twin Falls student Alex Martinez, winner of the sixth-eighth grade category ‘100 Years.’ (Image courtesy of Idaho Power)
Artwork by Twin Falls student Alex Martinez, winner of the sixth-eighth grade category ‘100 Years.’ (Image courtesy of Idaho Power)
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Magic Valley Students Among Winners of Annual Art Contest

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) – Students from the Magic Valley are among the winners of Idaho Power’s annual art contest.

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Labor Department Seeks College and Career Coaches in Burley, Jerome

BURLEY, Idaho (KLIX) – The Idaho Department of Labor is looking for college and career coaches to work with students in Idaho schools, including Burley and Jerome. 

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The Super Bowl of Talk Radio (Opinion)

In my business Election Day is the equivalent of the Super Bowl, World Series and Stanley Cup.

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SAT Scores Put Focus on Math Readiness

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — Math curriculum are getting changes in parts of the state as schools look to better prepare teenagers for first-year college courses.

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Research: In-state Students More Likely to Stay in Idaho After Graduation

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) – Students in Idaho are more likely to work in the state after graduating from college rather than finding work elsewhere, according to research conducted by the Idaho Department of Labor.

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Otter Announces Governor’s Cup Scholarship Recipients

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) – Forty new scholarships will be awarded to Idaho students this year through the 2016 Governor’s Cup Scholarships.

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Idaho Lawmakers Mulling Albertson Foundation Funding Offer

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation has offered to help finance possible research and other studies in the state's pursuit of modernizing how Idaho funds its public schools.

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Campbell Hired as New Principal at O’Leary

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) – O’Leary Middle School has a new principal.

The hiring of Keelie Campbell was approved by the Twin Falls School District Board of Trustees at a special board meeting on Tuesday.

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3 Magic Valley Schools Participate in 3D Competition

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) — Students from 14 school teams, including three in the Magic Valley, participated recently in a 3D design and fabrication competition.

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Pam Hill, a teacher at Sawtooth Elementary School, and some of her fifth-grade students pose for a photo during the 'Careers on Wheels' event Wednesday at the CSI Expo Center. (Photo by Andrew Weeks)
Pam Hill, a teacher at Sawtooth Elementary School, and some of her fifth-grade students pose for a photo during the 'Careers on Wheels' event Wednesday at the CSI Expo Center. (Photo by Andrew Weeks)
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Students Learn from Local Professionals about ‘Careers on Wheels’

KIMBERLY, Idaho (KLIX) – Students from elementary schools across Twin Falls visited the College of Southern Idaho Expo Center on Wednesday to learn from many different professionals.

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Twin Falls Isn’t The Best for Student Loan Debt

The cost of college goes up every year, making it difficult for parents and students to cover the cost without some kind of loan. We checked to see how Twin Falls’ student debt compares to the rest of the country.

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Dual Language Program Will Be Implemented In Jerome Schools [POLL]

Jerome School District will be implemented a Dual Language Program into their Kindergarten curriculum in the 2016/2017 school year. 

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Boise School District Speaks Out Against Ad Campaign

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Boise School District leaders are criticizing an ad campaign that challenges how prepared Idaho students are for life after high school.

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New Study Details CSI’s Educational Impact on Community

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) – A recent study conducted by a Moscow firm highlights the College of Southern Idaho’s impact on the area’s economic and social communities from an educational standpoint. The findings, according to Chris Bragg, associate dean of Institutional Effectiveness, are positive for both the college and community.

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Idaho Legislature Rejects New Science Standards

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho lawmakers have rejected new K-12 science standards after receiving criticism over how the rules — which for the first time include global warming and evolution components— were finalized.

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