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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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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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Two Twin Falls Principals Make Plans for their New Schools

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) – After six years as principal of Oregon Trail Elementary School, Shari Cowger is moving on. The good news is she’s not going far.

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Feds Issue Reminder: Test Students Or Risk Losing Funding

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The U.S. Education Department has reminded 13 states that federal funding is still tied to testing students on math and language arts, despite the end of No Child Left Behind.

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Alternative, Virtual Schools Lower Idaho’s Graduation Rates

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials say alternative and virtual charter high schools are dragging down the state's graduation rate.

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When Does 2015/2016 School Start in Twin Falls?

Last year, some of you commented that you weren't happy with the start day being moved up to the 25th. This year, school starts a full five days earlier that that.

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Commentary: Baltimore Burns

A teenager interviewed on TV says, “In Baltimore it’s a dog eat dog world!”  I was watching the webstream from WBAL-TV on Monday night as a massive one-acre sized building burned in the background...

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New App Created by Twin Falls Couple

We all worry about what our kids see and read online, but I was shocked to learn that books for older kids may contain profanity.

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Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?

I know it seems a little early to talk about kindergarten but, some schools are already beginning enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year.

Children are required to go into kindergarten with certain tasks already learned. If you are older than 25, you probably went into kindergarten with little to no education. You may have known your colors and the ABC's but anything beyond that was rare.

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Idaho Education Board Proposes Big Raise for Teachers

The State Board of Education wants to give Idaho teachers a big raise, but it's not a done deal, yet.  A couple years ago, the Governor's Task Force on Education, a bipartisan group of stakeholders from across the state, said Idaho was losing too many teachers to other states and professions with higher wages...

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