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Idaho School Progress Slowed In 2010

Idaho school progress stagnated last year, with only 62 percent of schools again meeting targets.     Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna said he was pleased that overall school performance mirrored the previous year's figure, given that tight budgets could have led to even poorer math and reading test results.

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Top Story Podcast 8/1/11: Debt Deal, Hot August Bite, East End Update, School Tax Money

Top Story Podcast 8/1/11: First hour - Debt deal...are you happy about it?  Also, Hot August Bite coming up Wednesday.
Second hour - East End Update with Mitzi Cheldelen and Idaho schools are getting $60-million dollars more from the state.  Do you think maybe that m

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Top Story Instapoll 7/13/11 – Title IX Requirements

Idaho schools are being investigated for violating Title IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by allegedly not providing equal opportunities for females in sports programs.  What's your opinion?  Get 5000 Loyal Listener Points by participating in our Instapoll

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Surplus! Idaho Tax Revenue Beat Expectations

There’s good news regarding the state economy.  Final figures for fiscal year 2011 show Idaho came in with $85 million more in tax revenue than projected.  Much of the extra cash will be diverted to public schools and community colleges because of agreements made with the federal government to mai

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Area Schools Investigated For Possible Title IX Violations

Up to 100 schools in Idaho, including 20 in the Magic Valley, are being investigated by the US Department of Education for possibly violating Title IX.  The local high schools include Burley, Canyon Ridge, Buhl, Declo, Carey, Castleford,  Glenns Ferry, Filer, Gooding, Kimberly, Hansen, Jerome,  Oakley, Murtaugh,  Minico, Shoshone, Twin Falls, Valley Wendell and Wood River.   The complaint alleges that the schools use dance and cheerleading as a sport in order to meet gender compliance. 

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Tomorrow Is Election Day

Tomorrow is election day in southern Idaho.  Residents in several counties and school districts will be going to the polls to elect school board members, decide on municipal issues and supplemental levies.

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State Revenue Up Again – School’s Optimistic

There could be reason for cautious optimism for funding for Idaho public schools this coming year.  The Times News reports today that a report from the Idaho Division of Financial Management shows state revenues were up again in April, $13-million dollars more than projections. 

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School Board Begins Adapting Rules

Work is underway in the Twin Falls School District to come into compliance with the new state education overhaul.  The Times News reports the School District Board of Trustees approved a resolution on Monday to eliminate district policies that are out of order with new state laws.

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Senate Passes Education Budget

There was some good news for Idaho's public education budget Tuesday.  The state Senate passed a budget that is one percent larger than last year's.

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Legislature Begins Discussing Idaho Education Plan

Lawmakers began to hear testimony about the plan to reform Idaho's education  system yesterday.

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