Teen Birth http://boisestatepublicradio.org en Boise Grad: I Can’t Think About Myself Anymore http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/boise-grad-i-can-t-think-about-myself-anymore <p>We&rsquo;ve been talking to Idaho students who have recently graduated from high school about what&rsquo;s on their minds as they prepare for the next chapters in their lives.</p><p>Kassandra Ibarra got pregnant at 16. She dropped out of high school, but after her son was born she decided she needed an education to give him &ldquo;the future he deserves.&rdquo; When she got pregnant again she stayed in school and recently graduated from Boise&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.boiseschools.org/schools/booth/" target="_blank">Marian Pritchett School</a>.</p> Sun, 24 Jun 2012 23:18:06 +0000 Adam Cotterell 8637 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Boise Grad: I Can’t Think About Myself Anymore Tiny Boise School Wins Big In Statewide Poetry Contest http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/tiny-boise-school-wins-big-statewide-poetry-contest <p>Tuesday night&nbsp;high school artists decorated the sidewalks around the Boise Art Museum with chalk. Each chalk drawing was inspired by a winning poem from a statewide poetry contest. More than 1,600 students entered this competition.&nbsp; One hundred three were selected for publication.&nbsp;One tiny school produced nine of those winners.</p> Tue, 01 May 2012 07:29:58 +0000 Adam Cotterell 5238 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Tiny Boise School Wins Big In Statewide Poetry Contest Idaho's Teen Birth Rate Is Average http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idahos-teen-birth-rate-average <p>A new federal study says Idaho&rsquo;s rate of teens having babies has fallen to record lows along with most states. But Idaho is only average.</p><p>The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the teen birth rate in the United States has been dropping steadily for several years and now it&rsquo;s down to the lowest point since it started keeping track in the 1940s. &nbsp;The authors of the study largely credit sex education initiatives. Sex ed can be a sensitive subject in a socially conservative state like Idaho and programs vary widely from place to place.</p> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 20:40:44 +0000 Adam Cotterell 3938 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Idaho's Teen Birth Rate Is Average