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Eye On Boise Sherri Ybarra archive

SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2018

Incumbent Idaho state schools Superintendent Sherri Ybarra, left, and GOP challenger Jeff Dillon, right, faced off in a debate on Friday, April 27, 2018, as part of the "Idaho Debates" on Idaho Public Television. (Idaho Public TV / Kevin Rank)

Ybarra, Dillon clash in spirited debate

In last night’s GOP state schools superintendent debate with incumbent state Superintendent Sherri Ybarra, challenger Jeff Dillon decried a lack of leadership and vision from Ybarra’s shop, Idaho EdNews reports, while Ybarra defended her record, dismissed some allegations as gossip and myth, and worked in...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2018

THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2018

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2018

Idaho House spikes rural schools network bill

A bill backed by Idaho's top schools chief to develop a new rural schools network has once again failed to clear the Legislature. For the third year in a row, the AP reports, state lawmakers on Wednesday blocked a proposal to form a three-year pilot project in which rural schools would collaborate and share resources. The pilot project...

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MONDAY, NOV. 13, 2017

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 11, 2017

Sherri Ybarra (AP)

State schools Supt. Ybarra announces re-election bid

daho Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra says she will run for re-election in 2018. Ybarra, a Republican, announced in a news release Wednesday she plans on running for another four-year term. Her only other opponent is GOP Wilder School Superintendent Jeff Dillon. No Democratic candidate has entered...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 10, 2017

FRIDAY, SEPT. 1, 2017

Idaho schools chief seeks boost in education spending 

Idaho's public schools chief is seeking a 6.8 percent increase in education spending for 2018, describing it as a budget with no surprises and no new initiatives. Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra released her plan Friday. If approved by lawmakers in January, Idaho's public school funding would bump up nearly $114 million more...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 15, 2017

MONDAY, AUG. 14, 2017

MONDAY, JULY 31, 2017

FRIDAY, JULY 28, 2017

Ybarra outraised by campaign challenger

Though Idaho state schools Superintendent Sherri Ybarra announced in December of 2015 that she’d seek re-election in 2018, she’s had little campaign activity so far this year, according to her newly filed campaign finance report. Ybarra reported $900 in contributions for the first half of...

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