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  • Otter says he, Luna ready to talk about fixing education

    BOISE – After Idaho voters decisively rejected the Students Come First school reform laws on Tuesday, leaders on both sides were calling Wednesday for a new start on education reform. …


  • Idaho school reform foes call for new start

    After Idaho voters decisively rejected the “Students Come First” school reform laws on Tuesday, leaders on both sides were calling Wednesday for a new start on education reforms in Idaho, …


  • Idaho voters push back on school reform issues

    BOISE – Idaho’s dominant Republican establishment appeared headed for a rare rebuke from voters Tuesday, as school reform measures pushed hard by state schools Superintendent Tom Luna and GOP Gov. …


  • Idaho voters appear to turn down school-reform plan

    BOISE - Idaho’s dominant Republican establishment appeared headed for a rare rebuke from voters Tuesday, as school-reform measures pushed hard by state schools Superintendent Tom Luna and GOP Gov. Butch …


  • Eye on Boise: Student laptop ‘buyout’ math doesn’t add up

    BOISE – It turns out that the “buyout” clause in the state’s $182 million laptop contract is not what the state Department of Education originally described – a cost that …


  • School reform propositions in Idaho will be ‘catalyst for turnout’

    BOISE – Idaho voters are riled up and ready to vote, with a contentious school-reform debate reverberating in the state’s airwaves and decisions looming on every seat in the Legislature, …


  • Otter appears in pro-reform ad

    BOISE – The latest campaign ad in Idaho’s school reform fight features Gov. Butch Otter endorsing Propositions 1, 2 and 3 in a positive, feel-good message. “Education in Idaho is …


  • Otter steps forward in latest school reform ad

    The latest campaign ad in Idaho’s school reform fight features Gov. Butch Otter endorsing Propositions 1, 2 and 3 in a positive, feel-good message.


  • Ex-official has role in laptop deal

    BOISE – A former Idaho state official now with Education Networks of America would play a key role under the state’s $182 million, eight-year contract for laptop computers for high …


  • NYC mayor big donor in Idaho vote

    BOISE – A secretive campaign group that claimed to be providing Idaho parents a voice in the state’s school reform referendum fight actually was bankrolled in large part by an …


  • NY mayor among secret donors to Idaho school campaign

    A secretive campaign group that claimed to be providing Idaho parents a voice in the state’s school reform referendum fight actually was bankrolled in large part by an Idaho grocery …


  • Former Idaho official would play key role under laptop contract

    A former Idaho state official now with Education Networks of America would play a key role under the state’s $182 million, eight-year contract for laptop computers for high school students.


  • Idaho liable for damaged, lost laptops under contract

    BOISE – Idaho’s newly inked $182 million, eight-year contract with Hewlett-Packard Co. for laptop computers for its high school students contains a surprising feature – the state won’t actually own …


  • Idaho’s $182M laptop contract just for rental, not purchase

    Idaho’s newly inked $182 million, eight-year contract with Hewlett-Packard Co. for laptop computers for its high school students contains a surprising feature: The state won’t actually own the computers, and …


  • Judge orders Idaho group to disclose secret donors

    A secretive group that underwrote more than $200,000 in TV campaign commercials in favor of three Idaho school reform ballot measures must disclose its donors by Wednesday, a 4th District …


  • Ad charges school reform laws hamper teachers

    The latest campaign commercial opposing Idaho’s school reform ballot measures draws on a variety of criticisms of the measures to suggest they hamper teachers in doing their jobs. “We want …


  • Ad suggests Romney weighs in on Idaho measures

    A new TV commercial in Idaho’s school reform fight makes it appear that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has weighed in on Idaho’s ballot propositions.


  • Numbers correct, cause unclear in ad opposing Idaho Props 1, 2 and 3

    BOISE – The latest TV campaign commercial from opponents of Idaho’s school reform propositions focuses on the number of Idaho teachers who have left the profession since the laws passed …


  • Ills of Citizens United visible in Idaho election

    Are corporations people, my friends? The battle over campaign disclosure in Idaho’s education-reform campaign is the latest skunky fruit of Citizens United. The organizers of a nonprofit corporation that raised …


  • Campaign ad hits Idaho teacher departures

    The latest TV campaign commercial from opponents of Idaho’s school reform propositions focuses on the number of Idaho teachers who have left the profession since the laws passed in 2011. …


  • Idaho seeks names of education reform campaign donors

    BOISE – The state of Idaho asked a judge Wednesday to order a secretive group to disclose its funding sources for more than $200,000 in campaign ads in support of …


  • Idaho sues to force disclosure of secret donors

    The state of Idaho today filed for a temporary restraining order against a secretive group that underwrote more than $200,000 in campaign ads in support of three school-reform ballot reform …


  • HP wins Idaho laptop contract

    BOISE – Two weeks before the November election, in which Idaho voters could cancel the whole program, the state of Idaho on Tuesday signed a $180 million, eight-year contract with …


  • Idaho awards $180M school laptop contract to H-P

    Two weeks before the November election, in which Idaho voters could cancel the whole program, the state of Idaho today signed a $180 million, eight-year contract with Hewlett-Packard to supply …


  • Idaho sues to force disclosure of secret donations

    Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa went to court Monday, seeking a court order to make a defiant secret-donations group reveal the source of more than $200,000 spent on statewide …


  • Latest school reform ad charges kids treated as ‘widgets’

    The latest TV campaign commercial from opponents of the education reform propositions on Idaho’s November ballot focuses on Proposition 2, the teacher merit-pay measure, suggesting that Idaho’s state schools superintendent …


  • Bidding delays laptops for teachers

    BOISE – The first round of more than 6,000 laptop computers, one for every high school teacher and administrator, already was supposed to be delivered to Idaho’s schools this month …


  • Idaho laptop rollout slips further behind schedule

    The first round of more than 6,000 laptop computers, one for every high school teacher and administrator, was supposed to be out in Idaho’s schools this month under the controversial …


  • School reform ad takes quote out of context

    BOISE – A new ad promoting Idaho education overhaul recycles a 3-year-old speech from a retired union leader, using a portion of it out of context to bash those trying …


  • Idaho school reform ad twists old video clip

    A new ad promoting an Idaho education overhaul recycles a 3-year-old speech from a retired union leader, using a portion of it out of context to bash those trying to …

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