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Rural Idaho Schools are Hiring More Unlicensed Teachers

State Board of Education Vice President Debbie Critchfield says the number of certified teachers graduating from Idaho universities have remained steady, but it's "more of a distribution problem." With about 70 percent of Idaho schools consider rural, certified teachers are not choosing these areas.

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Remote Utah School District Offers $80,000 Teaching Salaries

MONTEZUMA CREEK, Utah (AP) — A school district in southeastern Utah is in the middle of a test program to see if offering salaries of up to $80,000 can persuade teachers to stay at an elementary school in the southeastern corner of the state.

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Teacher Evaluation Review Didn’t Check for State Compliance

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Officials with the Idaho Department of Education paid more than $100,000 for a review of the state's teacher evaluation system, but did not instruct the outside consulting team to ensure the system was complying with state law.

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Idaho to Continue Current Method of Teacher Evaluations

BOISE, Idaho (KLIX) The Idaho State Department of Education announced this week it will continue with its current method of evaluating teachers.

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State Board OKs Plan to Roll Out Master Teacher Pay Bonuses

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Experienced teachers in Idaho looking for a bonus will have to show their work just like their students under a new plan recently adopted by the Idaho State Board of Education.

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If You Are Unemployed In Idaho, Go To Hawaii

We are fortunate to live in a part of Idaho where there is job growth. But, just because there's job growth doesn't mean there's a job you would like or are qualified to do. If you're unemployed in Idaho, you might want to think about going to Hawaii. Seriously.

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Idaho Education Board Proposes Big Raise for Teachers

The State Board of Education wants to give Idaho teachers a big raise, but it's not a done deal, yet.  A couple years ago, the Governor's Task Force on Education, a bipartisan group of stakeholders from across the state, said Idaho was losing too many teachers to other states and professions with higher wages...

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President Obama’s “Latte Salute”

Social media is aflutter with the video of President Obama saluting the U.S. Marines as he disembarked Marine 1 with a cup of coffee in his saluting hand...

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Does Your School Need School Supplies?

We all know that Google is AMAZING but, this tops the cake for me. Google has been providing school supplies for millions of students.

Teachers, from all over the country, have been requesting school supplies on donorschoose.org, andaccording to CNBC, Google has been fulfilling EVERY request!

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Teacher Bonus Info Released

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The state Department of Education has posted data online telling school districts which teachers have earned a bonus under a new merit pay plan...

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Minidoka School District Releasing 11 Teachers

The Minidoka County School District is reeling from state budget cuts in education and the “Students Come First” initiative.  At a school board meeting this week board members approved the layoffs of 11 teachers in the district.  The board was hoping that attrition and retirements would account for most of the reduction in teaching staff in the district but that didn’t happen.

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Teacher Fires Back At Luna

An English teacher in Canyon County is firing back at Idaho school superintendent tom Luna over a controversial memo.  Luna sent a memo to school administrators last week that warned of possible teacher ethics violations for school-based efforts to recall Luna and his education overhaul laws...

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National Teacher’s Union Hires “Signature Gatherers” In Fight Against Luna Plan

Teachers want voters to decide if Idaho should phase out teacher tenure, restrict collective bargaining and introduce merit pay.  Idaho Education Association spokeswoman Julie Fanselow told the Idaho Statesman for a story Thursday that the IEA received $75,000 from the NEA to pay for printing costs and signature gatherers...

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IEA Works To Kill Ed Reform Bills

The Idaho Education association is leading an effort to have Tom Luna's education reform package repealed. Two of the three bills in that package have already been signed by the governor.

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Top Story Podcast 3/9/11:Idaho Republicans Hate Teachers – Guns On College Campuses

Top Story Podcast 3/9/11: First hour: gawker.com claims Idaho Republicans hate teachers. More people testify against Medicaid cuts. Second hour: Guns on college campuses

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