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Idaho Changing System For Evaluating Schools

(AP) - Idaho plans to adopt a new grading system for public schools while seeking a federal waiver to get around provisions of the No Child Left Behind education law. Under the state Department of Education's new accountability system, Idaho will use a five-star scale to evaluate and recognize schools.

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Task Force Recommends Changes to Tech Education Plan

A statewide task force has approved more than 50 recommendations on how Idaho should implement education changes that will phase in laptops for every high school teacher and student while making online courses a requirement to graduate. The task force was created in May as part of sweeping new education changes backed by public schools chief Tom Luna. The group is charged with

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Idaho BOE OK’s Online Credit Requirements

(AP) Idaho is set to become first state in the nation to require high school students to take at least two credits online to graduate. The state Board of Education gave the online education requirement final approval Thursday, despite heavy criticism of the plan at public hearings this summer.

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IBOE Considers Online Credit Requirement Thursday

Idaho would become the first state to require students to take at least two credits online under a plan headed to education officials for final approval.

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“Students Come First” Law Goes Before Judge Hansen

(AP) The debate over the education reform plan for Idaho continues, moving now into the courtroom. A district judge is considering whether one of the "Students Come First" laws might be unconstitutional. 

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Idaho Considers Federal Grant For Education.

Idaho is among states eyeing a $500 million federal grant competition to improve preschool education programs.  But how exactly the money could be spent in Idaho, which does not fund a statewide pre-K program, remains uncertain as officials wait for the U

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Top Story Instapoll 8/3/11:Do Enough Idahoans Have College Degrees For Businesses To Locate Here?

Idaho is lowest in the nation for graduating students going on to college.  Some think that is a big factor in why larges high-paying companies may not want to relocate here.  Do you agree?  Vote Here

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Top Story Podcast 8/2/11: Guaranteed Birth Control For Women, Steve Millington, Ken Edmunds

Top Story Podcast 8/2/11: First Hour - Birth Control for women...guaranteed, Steve Millington. Second hour - State Board Of Education member Ken Edmunds.

Looking for an older show? Check the Top Story Podcast Archive.

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Idaho To Ignore Parts Of “No Child Left Behind”

At least three states are vowing to ignore the latest requirements under the No Child Left Behind law, defying the federal government as their frustration grows over an program they say sets unrealistic benchmarks.

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Cassia County School Distrct Cuts Positions

The Cassia County school district is eliminating 5 and a half positions next year. The Times News reports that the school district  has trimmed $879,699 from its fiscal 2012 salaries budget. On Tuesday dist

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