Education

Courtesy of the Idaho Statesman

There are now more than 300,000 public school students attending classes in the state of Idaho.

Butch Otter
Idaho Statesman

Gov. Butch Otter has hinted at a higher education overhaul. Thursday’s State Board of Education meeting could provide more details.

Empty Classroom
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A recent report says about a third of all teachers who are certified in Idaho each year don't go on to get teaching jobs in the state, and many of those who do don't stay around for long.

Scott Graf / Boise State Public Radio

The heads of every public college and university in Idaho have sent a letter to the state’s legislative delegation in Washington D.C. The educators are united in their opposition to the tax bill being hashed out by congressional Republicans.

curtesy of Anna Peterson

One Treasure Valley high schooler has turned her love of farming into her senior project, which could affect students across Idaho.

James Dawson

Two weeks after Boise State University President Bob Kustra announced he’s leaving his post at the end of the year, another top administrator is stepping down.

 

Boise State University

Wednesday morning Bob Kustra created waves across the state when he announced he was stepping down from his role as president of Boise State University. The move will take place on June 30, 2018, after 15 years in the office.

Boise City Hall City Of Trees
Lacey Daley / Boise State Public Radio

After 15 years of leading Boise State University, Dr. Bob Kustra announced today he plans to retire in June. While at the helm of the university, Kustra grew the university’s School of Public Service and the College of Innovation and Design. Among those weighing in on the retirement announcement is Boise Mayor Dave Bieter.

Scott Graf / Boise State Public Radio

After almost 15 years at the helm of Boise State University, President Bob Kustra announced his retirement from the office effective June 30. 

Vallivue School District

On November 7, voters in Nampa overwhelmingly decided to carve out a single square mile from one school district and add it to another.

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University of Idaho President Chuck Staben will not be moving to New Mexico, but will instead stay on in Moscow.

 

Matt Guilhem / Boise State Public Radio

As part of its inaugural Human Rights Week, the new Marilyn Shuler Human Rights Initiative will teach how to mobilize a community against racism and social injustice.

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Starting next year, tailgaters at Boise State and other Idaho universities will be allowed to legally drink alcohol while they munch their brats.

P-16 preschool class Caldwell
Adam Cotterell / Boise State Public Radio

Idaho is one of five states that doesn’t fund preschool. Most other states require their school districts to provide pre-kindergarten, or pre-K. Now education officials are reviewing the results of a test study that measures the impact of preschool in one Boise neighborhood.


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This year marks the first in several years music and physical education are at all Bonneville Joint School District 93 elementary schools.

The Post Register reports the district cut funding for the two programs at its elementary schools in 2011, when the state was reducing education funding due to the economic downturn.

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