education

Gov. Otter Adds to Education Campaign
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A retiring state lawmaker has joined Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's campaign to retain new education laws that limit collective bargaining while phasing laptops into the classroom and making online learning a requirement. State Rep...
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…
Education Reform Group Hires Consultant
(AP) - A group working to overturn Idaho's new education reforms has hired an out-of-state consultant who last November helped repeal a hotly debated Ohio law limiting collective bargaining.  David Williams is working on the Idaho campaign aimed at repealing laws that restrict teacher barg…
State Seeks More College Grads
(AP) - The state Board of Education is gathering input from the public on a campaign to double the number of Idaho adults between the ages of 25 and 34 with a college degree or certificate. Trustees are expected to review the Complete College Idaho plan at a June meeting. Board spokeswoman Marilyn W…
U of I, IBOE, Deny Liability In Lawsuit
(AP)   The University of Idaho and the state Board of Education are denying allegations made against them in a lawsuit filed by a former student who fell out of a fraternity house window  in 2009. Lawyers for the university and state board recently filed responses in the lawsuit broug…
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 …
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 educa…
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.
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...
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 district officials adopted a $43.2 million budget for the coming year...

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