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National Teacher Day
Today is National Teacher Day. Twin Falls School District and surrounding cities are celebrating their hard working, dedicated teachers.
Idaho Committee Looks at Teacher Pay
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A state task force says reforming Idaho's teaching certification must be tied to increasing salaries in order to attract and retain quality teachers in public schools.
Oakley Teacher Acquitted of Sexual Abuse Charges
BURLEY, Idaho (AP) — A Cassia County jury has acquitted a former Oakley high school teacher of charges he sexually abused a 14-year-old student in a classroom closet in 2007. Alvin Andrew was charged in September 2011 with two counts of lewd conduct with a child under 16 and one felony charge …
Trial Ongoing of Former Oakley Teacher-Sex Abuse Charges
BURLEY, Idaho (AP) — A trial is again underway for a former Oakley teacher charged with sexually abusing a student. Prosecutors say 62-year-old Alvin Andrew had sexual contact with a 14-year-old in May 2007. A trial was set to begin in June, but Cassia County 5th District Judge Michael Crabtree decl…
Former Castleford Teacher Sentenced
MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — A former Castleford High School teacher has been sentenced to 45
days in jail and five years of probation for secretly videotaping high school
girls who showered in his hotel bathroom during an FFA convention in Moscow...
Former Castleford Teacher To Plead Guilty To Video Voyeurism
A former Castleford High School teacher faces sentencing in June after accepting a plea agreement after being accused of videotaping high school girls in his hotel room.  34 year old Roger Wells was charged with video voyeurism in December after police say a boyfriend of one of the girls found …
Idaho Legislature Could Wrap Up This Week
The Idaho Legislature is entering enters its final push in 2012, but the Senate and House still have big-ticket bills to reconcile before heading home, including legislation on tax cuts and teacher salaries.  Several controversial measures may end up on the cutting room floor in lieu of higher …
Ex-Teacher out on parole after pleading guilty to sex crime
A former Burley junior high teacher who posed as a 15-year-old boy in order to engage in sexually charged Internet conversations with a female student is out of hail on probation. The Times-News reports Michael Scott Brinkerhoff left the Cassia County Courthouse Tuesday after serving served 215 days…
Parents To Decide On Teacher Bonuses
Parents across Idaho will now play a role in whether or not their child's teacher gets a raise. Teacher bonuses in more than two dozen school districts will depend to some degree on how well they can  engage parents, as part of new education changes that were signed into law this year.

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