BOISE — State schools Superintendent Sherri Ybarra told state lawmakers on Thursday that Idaho’s schools are on a “positive, upward trajectory” as she pitched her plan to increase state funding for schools next year by 5.3% to $1.99 billion.
Idaho Falls School District 91 will hold a special work session on Wednesday to present information to the public on bonds and construction bids.
Bonneville Joint School District 93 held a public meeting Tuesday night at Thunder Ridge High School to take comment about its proposed new elementary school boundaries.
BOISE — Idaho State University is asking for a fairly flat budget next year.
MOSCOW — Administrator salaries likely will avoid the chopping block as the University of Idaho works to cut $22 million from its operating budget next year.
Name: Kristina Batalden
There may be snow outside, but that isn’t stopping some in Idaho Falls from working on their green thumbs.
BOISE — The first of an expected three days of legislative hearings on Idaho's education standards kicked off Wednesday.
Heidi Sanderson waited at the corner across from A.H. Bush Elementary School on Tuesday morning, bundled in layers of clothes including a jacket that is rated for negative 20 degrees and a fluorescent vest.
Name: Kim Butterfield
BOISE — The House Education Committee will hold hearings later this week and next on the state’s education standards.
Pointing to the rising number of jobs dependent on science, technology, engineering or mathematics across the state, the Idaho STEM Action Center asked the Legislature for an 8 percent budget increase for the next year.
Bonneville Joint School District 93 has sent an email to parents outlining the details of school enrollment boundary changes that are being considered.
Renovations to Idaho Falls High School could be returning to the ballot this spring.
Gov. Brad Little complimented the approach that Bonneville Technical Careers High School uses to prepare students for jobs after touring the campus Wednesday morning.
Name: Jeff Kenly
Name: Bailee Bigley
A lot looked different when this decade started. The U.S. and global economies were still mired in recession. Idaho Falls had a different mayor and City Council.
The College of Eastern Idaho and the Idaho Department of Labor are teaming up to offer free computer literacy classes in the month of January.
LEWISTON — On day one, the cadet wouldn’t even come near the horse.
Tiebreaker Elementary School is among the 12 Idaho elementary schools that received a donation this month through a new partnership between the Idaho Lottery and the Idaho Commission of Libraries.
Name: Kimberly Case
ROCKFORD — There are a lot of people who know the name Treyton Young as the fleet-footed running back for the Snake River High School Panthers football team, an all-state honoree a couple of years ago.
Nine groups of students at White Pine STEM Academy showed off their model cities of the future during a competition Wednesday night.
For the first time, a school in Bonneville Joint School District 93 has been nominated for the National Blue Ribbon award, the Department of Education’s prestigious program for high-performing schools.
UCON — More than a dozen families in Ucon will have food on the table and gifts under the tree on Christmas, thanks to donations from their classmates and students at another local school.
The bid packages for the addition being built for Sunnyside Elementary School have opened up through Jan. 9.
Name: Peggy Green
The final report from Gov. Brad Little's K-12 education taskforce has been released, highlighting five major recommendations for the state Legislature to consider for the next session.
BOISE — Idaho’s four public college and university presidents came together Thursday to announce they’ll freeze undergraduate in-state tuition and fees for next year at this year’s level — the first-such statewide freeze in 43 years.
The Bonneville Joint School District 93 school board has dropped its plan to make the Olympians the mascot for Black Canyon Middle School.
A local senator is among 23 state lawmakers and executive officials from both parties who were chosen for a national education policy fellowship program.
Name: Jillian Rehfield
A Madison Middle School teacher will be heading south for her holiday break. Very, very far south.
A typical class at Alturas International Academy looks more like three classes happening simultaneously. One table of students might be paying attention to the teacher, who’s using a whiteboard to help instruct them. Another could be using laptops to work together on a group project while a …
White Pine Charter School swore in three new members to its board of directors during its Monday night meeting. Less than half an hour later, a board member resigned.
Nine schools and groups in eastern Idaho received grants from the Idaho STEM Action Center this week, providing more than $20,000 for their projects and events that promote science, technology, engineering and math.
After 14 years in office, Dean Mortimer won’t be running for another term in the state Senate.
A local fifth-grader’s colored pencil drawing won the State Department of Education’s annual holiday card contest.
Name: Steve Dresen
The Coins for Christmas drive has kicked off at more than 100 eastern Idaho schools, with students gathering money to provide shoes for kids who cannot afford them.
Fall numbers from the second year of Idaho Reading Indicator give a better sense of how well young students can read as they start school.
Compass Academy is building up its club for computer programming after its Girls Go CyberStart team was one of the most successful in Idaho earlier this year.
The Idaho Falls School District 91 board of trustees hashed out some of the details for the first phase of a potential bond request at its Monday work session, but the future of Idaho Falls High School remains uncertain.
Brigham Young University-Idaho’s decision to accept Medicaid as acceptable insurance to waive to student health plan came as a relief to the students who had been pushing their university to do just that.
Brigham Young University-Idaho announced Monday evening that it will accept Medicaid as insurance to meet its coverage requirement, a reversal of course on a decision that drew national attention to the school and led to a backlash among many students.
Name: Colette Stenersen
Employees at the University of Idaho will have the option to take as many as five days of voluntary furlough as the university works to reduce its current budget by $1 million, following a request from Gov. Brad Little.
Schools throughout Bonneville County are wrapping up their food drives in the days before Thanksgiving.
Casey Wilson took some time off from school last year when she found out she was pregnant with her second baby boy.
REXBURG — Brigham Young University-Idaho officials said Wednesday that the university decided to stop accepting Medicaid to waive a student health plan due to concerns for local health care providers.
Kaly Shippen of Idaho Falls has been announced the new principal of Farnsworth Middle School.
The the Idaho Association of School Administrators has named Thunder Ridge High School’s assistant principal Craig Miller as the state’s Assistant Principal of the Year.
Earlier this month, hundreds of Bonneville County parents received a newsletter and a picture book. Both were part of a new initiative by Bonneville Joint School District 93 to improve the literacy of preschoolers before they begin kindergarten at its schools.
Some Brigham Young University-Idaho students are pushing back against the university’s decision to stop accepting Medicaid as an acceptable health plan to waive the school’s student insurance policy.