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Mar 21, 2018--Idaho Virtual Academy (IDVA), an online public charter school, is now accepting enrollment applications for the 2018-19 school year. IDVA is open to students in kindergarten through 12th grade statewide.

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After discussing future plans for Boise’s Highlands Elementary for more than a year, the Boise School District decided to tear down the 1961 campus and start from scratch.

Several criteria were evaluated before making the call to tear down the old campus nestled in north Boise, including educational impact and safety and budgetary constraints.

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The Idaho State Board of Education has narrowed the number of finalists for the president's post at Idaho State University down to three.

Ronda Churchill / AP

West Ada, poised to be one of the largest school districts in the nation, will add a sixth high school after voters approved a $95 million bond Tuesday night.

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The saga surrounding the leadership of the New Plymouth School District continues to unfold.

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Idaho students are planning to walk out of school March 14, showing solidarity with students nationwide, protesting congressional inaction on gun violence at schools.


Idaho lawmakers are considering a bill that would force school districts, and other taxing entities, to take a year-long breather between each attempt to pass a bond.

Adam Cotterell / Boise State Public Radio

President Donald Trump has suggested arming teachers around the country after last week’s mass shooting at a Florida high school.

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In a frenzy of activity Monday, legislative budget-writers approved a 5.9 percent increase in public school funding, sending the budget off to the rest of the Legislature with a mandate of bipartisan support behind it.

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None of the major candidates for governor, Republican or Democrat, are sold on Gov. Butch Otter’s plan to hire a $200,000-a-year higher education “CEO.”


University of Idaho President Chuck Staben has joined some lawmakers and education officials who are skeptical that a proposed “higher education CEO” can save the state tens of millions of dollars a year.

Idaho Ed News

Idaho teacher salaries increased by an average of 3.6 percent in 2017-18, the third year of the state’s five-year, $250 million plan to boost teacher pay.

Courtesy of the Idaho Statesman

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

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

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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.