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  • School reform ad’s donors undisclosed

    BOISE – Idaho’s campaign finance disclosure deadline came and went Wednesday without any word on who funded a statewide TV ad campaign in favor of controversial school reform measures – …


  • Idaho school reform backers say they won’t disclose donors

    Idaho’s campaign finance deadline came and went Wednesday without any word on who funded a statewide TV ad campaign in favor of controversial school reform measures - and backers say …


  • New Idaho schools ad launched

    BOISE – The latest statewide TV commercial to air in the battle over Idaho’s controversial school reform laws comes from opponents of the laws and focuses on what may be …


  • Latest school reform ad hits union issue

    The latest statewide TV commercial to air in the battle over Idaho’s controversial school reform laws comes from opponents of the laws, and focuses on what may be their toughest …


  • Idaho school reform becomes personal

    BOISE – Here’s how fiery the debate over school reform has gotten in Idaho: After a forum at the City Club of Boise on Tuesday, state Rep. Brian Cronin, D-Boise, …


  • Fiery debate focuses on Idaho school reforms

    In a fiery debate Tuesday before a sellout crowd of 450, Idaho state schools chief Tom Luna defended his controversial “Students Come First” school reform laws, while critic Brian Cronin …


  • Idaho suit takes on school fees

    BOISE – A former Idaho school district superintendent with twin granddaughters in kindergarten is suing the state, charging that cash-strapped schools are violating the Idaho Constitution by charging fees for …


  • Idaho school fees challenged as unconstitutional

    An Idaho grandfather and former school district superintendent is suing the state of Idaho and all its school districts, charging that cash-strapped schools are violating the Idaho Constitution by increasingly …


  • Ad touting school reforms tells just part of story

    A new television commercial touting Idaho’s controversial school reform laws makes claims that are accurate, but still mislead voters about the impact of the reform laws. That’s because they focus …


  • Ad slams Idaho school reform laws

    BOISE – The hottest election issue of the season in Idaho – possible repeal of the state’s controversial new school reform laws – has yielded the first statewide TV campaign …


  • Idaho teachers will get earned merit pay

    BOISE – It turns out both sides were wrong: Idaho teachers who earned merit-pay bonuses last year under a controversial school-reform law will get those payments this fall, regardless of …


  • Idaho teachers to get bonuses regardless of election outcome

    It turns out both sides were wrong: Idaho teachers who earned merit-pay bonuses last year under a controversial school-reform law will get those payments this fall, regardless of the outcome …


  • Eye on Boise: If voters say no to school reforms …

    BOISE – There’s a what-if question being debated in Idaho politics that matters quite a bit: What if voters in November reject Propositions 1, 2 and 3, repealing state Superintendent …


  • 21 Idaho districts unilaterally set contracts for teachers

    BOISE – At least 21 Idaho school districts are unilaterally imposing contract terms on teachers this week, after failing to reach agreement with local teachers unions – an option for …


  • Teacher talks fail in 21 Idaho school districts

    At least 21 Idaho school districts are unilaterally imposing contract terms on teachers this week, after failing to reach agreement with local teachers unions - an option for districts under …


  • Bill to restore Idaho teacher pay clears Senate

    BOISE – The Idaho Senate has unanimously backed a major change to the controversial Students Come First school reform law that requires annual cuts to the teacher salary funds to …


  • Task force tweaks education reform

    BOISE – After six months of study, a statewide task force Tuesday called for buying all Idaho high school students laptops rather than tablets, phasing them in school-by-school rather than …


  • Post your thoughts on education reform

    BOISE – Public comments on the State Board of Education’s proposed new online class graduation requirement – requiring every Idaho high school student to take two online courses to graduate …


  • Online class costs vary by district

    BOISE – A quirk of Idaho’s new “Students Come First” school reform law means that online course providers will get far more state money for providing classes to students in …


  • Idaho online class funding would vary widely

    A quirk of Idaho’s new “Students Come First” school reform law means that online course providers will get far more state money for providing classes to students in some Idaho …


  • ‘Gray areas’ cancel trip for Idaho lawmakers

    BOISE – Idaho officials responsible for making sure every high school student gets a state-provided computer have canceled a trip to Microsoft offices in Redmond, Wash., after concerns were raised …


  • Idaho school reformers cancel visit to Microsoft

    Idaho officials on a task force planning for the state’s purchase of computers for every high school student have had to cancel a trip to Redmond, Wash. to meet with …


  • Idaho school panel OKs online classes

    BOISE – Despite overwhelming opposition at seven public hearings around the state, a subcommittee of Idaho’s State Board of Education voted Thursday to require this year’s incoming eighth-graders to complete …


  • Idaho panel OKs online course grad requirement

    Despite overwhelming opposition at seven public hearings around the state, a subcommittee of Idaho’s State Board of Education voted today to require next year’s Idaho high school freshmen to complete …


  • Online education rules get hearings

    BOISE – Idaho’s Board of Education has set seven public hearings across the state on a proposal to require high school students to take two online courses to graduate. One …


  • Idaho sets hearings on online course requirements

    Idaho’s State Board of Education has set seven public hearings around the state on a proposed new online learning requirement for high school graduation, which would require two online credits …


  • Online classes shrink to two under Idaho reform plan

    BOISE – Idaho’s tech-focused “Students Come First” school reform plan originally envisioned requiring all Idaho students to take eight online classes to graduate from high school, but the state now …


  • Idaho looks at 2 online courses for graduation, down from 8

    Idaho’s tech-focused “Students Come First” school reform plan originally envisioned requiring all Idaho students to take eight online classes to graduate from high school, but the state now is looking …


  • Luna recall drive falls short

    The effort to recall Idaho state Superintendent of Schools Tom Luna has officially failed, with backers falling well short of the 158,000-plus signatures needed by today’s deadline to force a …


  • Jeb Bush touts Idaho school reforms

    BOISE – Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Tuesday proclaimed Idaho’s school-reform laws “one of a kind,” and said he thinks they “will be the models for the rest of …

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