ROBERTS — One class at a time filed into the Roberts Elementary School cafeteria Wednesday afternoon to pick up their free pairs of warm winter boots and socks.

The coronavirus pandemic hasn't slowed down the College of Eastern Idaho's effort to provide more local high schoolers with access to college courses.

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Idaho Falls School District 91 will keep its school operations in the same status they’ve had for the last month, potentially remaining that way through the end of 2020.

Bonneville School District Superintendent Scott Woolstenhulme told parents during a livestream Thursday night that the district had no plans at the moment to follow Boise School District’s lead and switch to online classes as COVID-19 cases rise across the state.

Two school bond measures worth $7.6 million were rejected by voters in eastern Idaho Tuesday, while a supplemental levy was renewed in Teton County.

Sharon Oliver said that she regularly had more than a third of her students absent from her math classes at Idaho Falls High School early in the school year. On one day, the majority of her class wasn’t there.

White Pine Charter School and American Heritage Charter School are wrapping up a monthlong food drive competition this week.

Debates about whether to buck or abide by public health guidelines for coronavirus isolation policies have mirrored other feuds about pandemic-related restrictions.

A growing opposition movement has formed in Idaho Falls School District 91 over the school board’s decision to move high schools to a hybrid learning model with students attending in-person two days a week.

The College of Eastern Idaho received a $120,000 grant from the Department of Education to help students pay for child care costs while attending the school.

The 30 students in Anna Goodson’s Hope Squad class at Hillcrest High School began Thursday’s class with journaling. They wrote and shared one thing that gave them hope in the last day or two — rides to restaurants for lunch, free cookies, help with a math problem. Once they shared a bit of p…

The College of Eastern Idaho is investigating an assignment asking students to think about white, male and religious privilege, after the lesson drew attention in right-wing media and from several state legislators.

Child nutritionists have been passing out meals outside of Compass Academy and Skyline High School every morning this week. Wednesday morning’s offerings included chicken breakfast sandwiches and a Styrofoam cup of chili for lunch, along with fresh fruit and milk that was kept cold in a sepa…

Bonneville High School was one of the first schools in eastern Idaho to close this fall due to the coronavirus. School and district officials say that the events of the last few days show the plan to limit the spread of the virus is working.