Education

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.

Seth Perlman / AP

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.”

AP

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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