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Otter rips state education board, lawmaker over contract

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter sent stern letters to the State Board of Education and state Rep. Wendy Horman, R-Idaho Falls, scolding them for interfering with a state contract for computer …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 11:25 a.m.

Idaho education board adopts new college funding model

The Idaho State Board of Education has approved a plan to fund the state’s public colleges and universities based on the number of graduates they produce.


John Blanchette: Rob Spear, University of Idaho failed where it matters most – taking care of students

On Thursday, Idaho’s state board of education finally cut loose University of Idaho athletic director Rob Spear after lots and lots of investigation and risk assessment and hand-wringing. And presumably …


Spears’ future at UI hangs in balance

It appears the Idaho State Board of Education may decide the fate of University of Idaho Athletic Director Rob Spear this week when it meets at Idaho State University.


Idaho State Board of Education meets, makes no decision on future of Idaho athletics director Rob Spear

For the second time in a month, the Idaho State Board of Education met in a lengthy executive session on Friday in Boise to discuss the fate of Idaho athletics …


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 7:59 p.m.

Idaho State Board of Education delays decision on Idaho athletics director Rob Spear

Rob Spear was placed on a 60-day administrative leave in April by Idaho President Chuck Staben following social media accounts early this year from two former Vandals women athletes. The …


UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018, 8:14 p.m.

Tailgating gets go-ahead at University of Idaho

Football fans at the University of Idaho officially will be allowed to tailgate after the State Board of Education approved an alcohol permit for 2018 home football games Thursday.


UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 9:28 p.m.

University of Idaho president to leave after next school year

University of Idaho President Chuck Staben will leave his position at the end of next school year. “I am writing today to tell you that the Idaho State Board of …


State Board could appoint short-term Boise State president by the end of the week

The Idaho State Board of Education could appoint an interim Boise State University president as early as Friday, according to a press release.


UPDATED: Sun., April 22, 2018, 6:39 a.m.

Eye on Boise: Idaho state board picks a nonacademic to head Idaho State University

Idaho’s state Board of Education has named five finalists to be the next president of Boise State University, and all are academics with Ph.D. degrees. That might seem like a …


UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018, 10:30 p.m.

U of I tuition, fees to rise 5 percent next year

Tuition and fees will jump 5 percent for resident students at the University of Idaho next year, and 8 percent for nonresident students.


UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018, 1:24 p.m.

Board selects new presidents of Idaho State, Lewis-Clark

State education officials have selected the new presidents of Idaho State University and Lewis-Clark State College.


Linda Clark: Idaho making it easier to apply for college

The Idaho State Board of Education believes there is a postsecondary path and a bright future for every student. We strive to help them see and realize their potential.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 6:38 p.m.

University of Idaho tailgating may proceed with caution

Limited game day alcohol service and tailgating at Idaho universities received what amounts to a yellow light Thursday.


Board pushes back University of Idaho’s request to put more institutional funds toward athletics

The University of Idaho wants more of its state funding to go to athletics to cover a projected deficit, and the State Board of Education wants more details before it …


Audit: Teacher assessments are playing hooky

When it meets Thursday, Idaho’s State Board of Education will discuss next steps after an audit showed 99 percent of teacher assessments from the 2014-15 school year were incomplete, late …


Alcohol banned from lots outside of Kibbie Dome

University of Idaho football fans will have to leave campus if they plan on consuming alcohol before games this season, thanks to a decision Thursday from the Idaho State Board …


Eye on Boise: Summit eyes elevating civility in Idaho’s public discourse

The “Idaho Civility Summit” wrapped up on a positive note last week, with participants including elected officials, civic leaders and members of the press backing several moves to enhance civil …


Eye on Boise: First candidate forum for Supreme Court race takes place Tuesday

The first candidate forum for the four rivals facing off to be Idaho’s next Supreme Court justice initially was announced as a face-off between just three of the four, but …


Idaho considers linking college funding to student success

The Idaho State Board of Education is considering linking funding for higher education to student success.


U. of Idaho gets OK for online offerings; Idaho schools get bullying rules

The University of Idaho’s efforts to increase its online offerings took a step forward Thursday, when the Idaho State Board of Education approved two degree programs while meeting in Boise.


Eye on Boise: Governor creates Idaho task force to battle hackers

Idaho’s state computer network is “constantly under attack,” according to Gov. Butch Otter’s office, and that’s why Otter has named a new Cybersecurity Cabinet Task Force, chaired by Lt. Gov. …


Board slows Idaho tuition hikes

Idaho’s state Board of Education on Wednesday approved the lowest tuition increases for the state’s four-year colleges and universities in the last 15 years. At the University of Idaho, for …


Board of Education endorses pay ladder for Idaho teachers

BOISE – Idaho’s state Board of Education has unanimously endorsed legislation to set up a “career ladder” for Idaho teachers, phasing in substantial pay increases if teachers meet performance standards. …


Teacher licensing rules clear board

BOISE – Idaho’s state Board of Education unanimously approved new teacher licensing rules Thursday that drew overwhelming opposition at public hearings around the state, but made several major changes suggested …


Editorial: Critical decisions in offing for Idaho education

Idaho education, directionless after budget cuts, teacher losses and overwhelming public rejection two years ago of the so-called Luna laws, could be at a turning point this week. The Idaho …


Eye on Boise: Idaho Senator Hill donates to rival campaign fund

BOISE – A week after this year’s primary election, Idaho Senate President Pro-Tem Brent Hill, R-Rexburg, did something rather unusual: He made a $300 donation to his GOP primary opponent’s …


Eye on Boise: Laid-off Boise tech workers should have pick of jobs

BOISE – Here’s an example of how sought-after software engineers are in Boise: Several years after German software industry giant SAP bought out Sybase, another large company with a Boise …


Idaho bill that would allow guns on campus likely to pass

BOISE – Idaho’s state Board of Education and all eight of its public college and university presidents announced their opposition Monday to legislation that would allow guns on campus, but …


Eye on Boise: Idaho missing out on online sales tax

BOISE – Idaho’s state Tax Commission has a message for all those holiday shoppers making their purchases online: You still owe Idaho tax. If the online retailer doesn’t charge the …