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Boise State University assistant political science professor Stephen Utych, Idaho Public Television's Melissa Davlin and College of Idaho professor of political economics Jasper LiCalzi join Gemma Gaudette to break down the results of Tuesday's primary elections and Idaho Education News' Kevin Richert discusses the state superintendent of education race and the various bond measures that went before voters.

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Idaho Primary Election Round-Up . . . 

Boise State University assistant political science professor Stephen Utych, Idaho Public Television's Melissa Davlin and College of Idaho professor of political economics Jasper LiCalzi join Gemma Gaudette to break down the results of Tuesday's primary elections and Idaho Education News' Kevin Richert discusses the state superintendent of education race and the various bond measures that went before voters.

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A panel of reporters joins Gemma Gaudette to discuss this week’s news affecting the Treasure Valley and Idaho. Kevin Richert of Idaho Education News and Bill Manny of the Idaho Statesman parse out the Idaho primary election ballot.

A panel of reporters joins Gemma Gaudette to discuss the week's news affecting the Treasure Valley and Idaho, including education legislation from the 2018 session, Medicaid expansion proposals and the upcoming primary elections.

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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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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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A state committee has made another attempt to break a deadlock over addressing climate change in Idaho classrooms.

But the last word in this three-year controversy belongs to Idaho lawmakers — who removed references to climate change from state science standards earlier this year.

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When they convene next week, lawmakers in the Idaho Legislature plan to take a closer look at teacher evaluations.

For years, Idaho has required an annual evaluation to use as a tool for educators to improve their performance. In 2015, lawmakers decided to tie those evaluations to teacher raises. Called the Career Ladder, this initiative spends $250 million over five years to boost teacher pay. But to climb that ladder - teachers must meet certain performance benchmarks in order to earn a raise.