The weeklong closure of Dora Erickson Elementary School was caused by two separate leaks that occurred in the school’s cooling system, including one that dumped 2,000 gallons of coolant into the building.

The College of Eastern Idaho is hosting three days of events for a new Cyber Career Awareness Camp. The free events are meant to spark an interest in cyber-related jobs among local middle and high school students through two days of games and a mock career fair.

Dora Erickson Elementary School will be closed Tuesday because of a problem with the school's heating system. All classes are canceled, along with the before-school and after-school programs.

Proponents of a ballot initiative to increase education spending in Idaho by raising taxes on corporations and the rich say they have gathered more than 4,000 signatures already, which is more than 7 percent of what they need statewide to qualify for the ballot.

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The initial cost estimate for the recommended renovations to facilities in Idaho Falls School District 91 has been released, with additions to two middle schools and two high schools in the district coming in at approximately $78 million in the first phase of improvements.

There are competitive elections for two of the five trustee positions in Idaho Falls School District 91 on the November ballot. Here is a preview of the candidates in Zone 3, which includes Edgemont, Linden Park, Longfellow, Sunnyside and Theresa Bunker elementary schools.

There are competitive elections for two of the five trustee positions in Idaho Falls School District 91. Here is a preview of the candidates in Zone 4, which is roughly east of Northgate Mile and S. Boulevard, north of 14th Street and west of Woodruff Avenue.

LEWISTON — Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra will ask the Idaho State Legislature for a $101 million increase to the state’s public schools budget for fiscal year 2021.

Nine hundred students came through the Museum of Idaho on Wednesday for the third annual STEM at the Museum event. The event provides brief, hands-on science lessons for K-12 students to get them excited about the possibilities in different science fields.

BOISE — With two Idaho high schools having moved away from mascots depicting Native American people and symbols in the past six months, Idaho tribal representatives said Thursday that they hope a half-dozen others will re-examine their mascots as well.

Editor’s note: Teacher Talk is a weekly question-and-answer article series introducing Post Register readers to area educators during the school year.

On Thursday, a small group of volunteers met in Idaho Falls to discuss a proposed ballot initiative to boost education funding by raising taxes on corporations and the rich.

Editor’s note: Teacher Talk is a new weekly question-and-answer article series introducing Post Register readers to area educators during the school year.

After a majority of voters rejected its $43 million bond proposal, Bonneville Joint School District 93 has launched an online survey to gather opinions on what it should do next.

Editor’s note: Teacher Talk is a new weekly question-and-answer article series introducing Post Register to area educators during the school year.

Our Kids, Idaho’s Future task force members met at Idaho State University on Friday to go over the early outline of their possible recommendations to Gov. Brad Little and the state Legislature for next year’s legislative session.