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  • Fri., March 27, 2009, 9:03 a.m.

    Bottom line: 7.7 percent cut in general funds

    The bottom line on the public school budget set this morning is that the 2010 appropriation for Idaho’s schools was set at $1.3092 billion in general funds, down 7.7 percent …


  • Wed., March 25, 2009, 11:19 a.m.

    The “Spokane Moms” remain in the game…

    Last year, local young mothers went to bat in Olympia to win more state dollars for school libraries. They proved to be savvy grassroots lobbyists, and succeeded against pretty long …


  • Thu., March 19, 2009, 6 a.m.

    Calling all volunteers: Clean Energy Corps

    The House voted to create Clean Energy Corps, part of a larger bill to dramatically expand volunteer national service with 175,000 new positions. President Obama issued a statement on the …


  • Tue., March 3, 2009, 10:58 a.m.

    Statesman: It’s Raining Now

    Our View: For Idaho schools, it’s raining now: Idaho schools face a downpour right now. And Tom Luna still wants to save for a rainy day/Idaho Statesman. More Info: The …


  • Mon., Feb. 23, 2009, 6:01 a.m.

    Another Green Monday

    “There has never been a month —- not at least since the heady days of the early 1970s —- when environmental policy has moved so dramatically towards a sustainable future. …


  • Thu., Feb. 19, 2009, 8:16 a.m.

    CDA To Open Kindercenter @ Hayden

    Item: CdA district plans Kindercenter: School in Hayden Lake aims to ease crowding/Sara Leaming, SRMore Info: Amanda Crowder showed up at Ramsey Elementary School on Wednesday night admittedly “a little …


  • Tue., Feb. 17, 2009, 8:17 a.m.

    Nonini Loses Cool With Lt. Gov. Little

    Legislators are shoving for position as Gov. Butch Otter takes another step toward reshaping the State Board of Education with his fourth appointment to the eight-member board. Last week, a …


  • Fri., Feb. 13, 2009, 3:52 p.m.

    Nonini: Santa Obama Saves Idaho Ed

    Rep. Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d’Alene, now says his controversial bills to make permanent cuts in laws governing school funding and teacher contracts may not be needed at all, what with …


  • Thu., Feb. 12, 2009, 9:42 a.m.

    Nonini Goes After Idaho Schools

    Rep. Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d’Alene, the House Education Committee chairman, proposed two far-ranging bills this morning to make permanent changes in state law to allow cuts in Idaho’s public school …


  • Wed., Feb. 11, 2009, 7:43 p.m.

    Hot-button issue: state grants for college students who are illegal immigrants…

    In tomorrow’s paper:OLYMPIA _ Emotions ran high Wednesday, as state lawmakers discussed allowing illegal immigrant students – many of them brought to this country as young children – to qualify …


  • Wed., Feb. 11, 2009, 10:34 a.m.

    Early out of the gate: a bill from Driscoll

    The state Senate is scheduled this morning to pass a bill, HB 1113, sponsored by local Rep. John Driscoll.The bill is a $133 million sale of state bonds to pay …


  • Wed., Feb. 11, 2009, 6 a.m.

    Earth and People Sustainability Forum

    Sometimes a local event is deemed too relevant or too important to live only in our Calendar / Events section, as is the case with the Earth and Sustainability Forum. …


  • Mon., Feb. 2, 2009, 6 a.m.

    Another Green Monday

    The presidency of Barack Obama is off and running and it was made brutally clear this week that despite recent emotions and energy of unity and hope that we are …


  • Fri., Jan. 30, 2009, 6 a.m.

    Schoolhouse Rock—- Energy

    First aired in 1978, check this episode of the nostalgic “Schoolhouse Rock!” series titled “Energy Blues.” The song covers energy conservation and tells the history of energy from cavemen to …


  • Thu., Jan. 29, 2009, 2:39 p.m.

    Hammond: Teacher Pay Cuts Possible

    Sen. Jim Hammond, R-Post Falls, commended Luna for focusing on preserving the time that teachers spend with students. In nearly 20 years as an elementary school principal, Hammond said, he …


  • Thu., Jan. 29, 2009, 8:25 a.m.

    Solons Target Teacher-Student Sex

    Item: Teacher-student sex targeted: Lawmakers, others want tough law after state court ruling on 18-year-olds/Rich Roesler, SR Eye On OlympiaMore Info: It’s not illegal for a teacher to have consensual …


  • Wed., Jan. 28, 2009, 5:30 a.m.

    Greenwashing

    Greenwashing is defined as the practice where a business tries to make it seem like it’s greener than it really is. For consumers to post and rank environmental advertisements in …


  • Tue., Jan. 27, 2009, 9:39 a.m.

    Hammond: Different Tuition For Some

    Sen. Jim Hammond, R-Post Falls, asked Idaho State University President Arthur Vailas if perhaps he should consider charging differential tuition - higher for high-cost programs, perhaps, that also set students …


  • Mon., Jan. 19, 2009, 5:50 p.m.

    Dorn opens with tough talk to lawmakers…

    Newly elected state superintendent of public instruction Randy Dorn threw down the gauntlet on school funding Monday in his inaugural appearance before the state Senate education committee.Money for schools must …


  • Thu., Jan. 15, 2009, 12:39 p.m.

    Spokane Public Schools to make up snow days

    Unlike last year, the district has decided to extend the school year. Be prepared for some cranky kids.Surprised?

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