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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 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...
School Chief Luna Speaks Out On Education Reforms
From referendums to recalls, the debate over Idaho's public education system continues to be a hot topic. The Idaho department of education has begun to implement the new laws that made up State Superintendent of Schools Tom Luna's reform package. Luna introduced the package during this pa…
Online Class Task forced Formed
The state Board of Education has appointed a task force to decide how trustees will proceed with online course requirements for high school students. Board president Richard Westerberg appointed trustee Don Soltman on Thursday to lead the effort...

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