Education

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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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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Schools chief Sherri Ybarra is making it official, formally launching her re-election bid today.

Ybarra, a Republican from Mountain Home, was elected superintendent of public instruction in 2014.

She first told Idaho Education News in a videotaped interview in December 2015 that she would seek a second term in 2018.

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Boise School District students will start classes earlier next fall – though not as early as they might have.

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University of Idaho President Chuck Staben is a finalist for the same position at a New Mexico university.

Each fall, more than 2,500 Idaho freshmen begin their college careers by taking remedial classes.

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The SAT scores for Idaho students have come in, and they’re about average. But that depends on which states you're comparing them with.

Idaho’s average SAT score, for the 2017 graduating class, was 1006 out of a 1600 point scale.

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The Idaho State Board of Education has announced that more than 20,000 high school students have been admitted to Idaho's public colleges and universities.

According to the board, this is the third year students with qualifying grades and test scores have automatically been admitted to Boise State University, University of Idaho, Idaho State University, Lewiston-Clark State College or one of the state's four community colleges.

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