Eye On Boise

MONDAY, JULY 27, 2015

FRIDAY, JULY 24, 2015


Center looks to improve Idaho's science, math efforts 

Idaho needs a coordinated push to get more students to choose careers in science, technology, engineering and math and become well-prepared job-seekers, the board of Idaho’s new STEM Action Center agreed as they held their first meeting on Wednesday. Idaho lawmakers approved setting aside nearly...

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Appraisal supports CWI's Boise land purchase

An appraisal of 10 acres of Boise land acquired by the College of Western Idaho for a Boise campus in April came in at $8.97 million, slightly above the college’s purchase price of $8.8 million, the Idaho Press-Tribune reports. Guy Hurlbutt, vice chairman of the...

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TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2015

Odd moments and signs of progress at broadband hearing... 

A few really odd details have emerged this afternoon at the Legislature’s Broadband Access Study Committee hearing, as Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis, R-Idaho Falls, repeatedly questioned Greg Zickau, chief technology officer for the state Department of Administration, about the now-void contract for the Idaho...

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Lawmakers discuss school broadband service, in an all-day legislative hearing at the state Capitol on Tuesday (Betsy Z. Russell)

No students were disrupted when IEN went dark

When Idaho schools made the switch from the Idaho Education Network to local district contracts with vendors for high school broadband, “No students loss classes due to a loss of internet, and no seniors were unable to graduate due to a loss of internet,” Idaho...

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