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UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 11:46 a.m.

Idaho Superintendent of Instruction Sherri Ybarra re-elected

Republican Sherri Ybarra has narrowly won a second term as Idaho’s superintendent of public instruction, defeating Democratic challenger Cindy Wilson.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 3:36 p.m.

Cindy Wilson challenging Sherri Ybarra in race for Idaho superintendent of schools

Sherri Ybarra says if voters re-elect her for another four-year term as state superintendent of schools, they’ll be voting for stability.


Eye on Boise: Of endorsements, education, and an event in a bar

Cindy Wilson, the Democratic candidate for state superintendent of schools, last week received the endorsement of former Republican Attorney General Jim Jones, who also is the former chief justice of …


Ybarra, Wilson face off in debate for top Idaho schools post

Candidates for Idaho’s top education post sparred over school safety, early education and their vision for student success during a debate Friday night on Idaho Public Television.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 9, 2018, 12:25 p.m.

Former principal accused of sexual harassment hosts key Ybarra campaign event

Republican schools chief Sherri Ybarra held the only campaign event she’s publicly promoting, a two-hour fundraiser Friday with a small crowd inside an Eagle bar.


Eye on Boise: Jordan unveils first ad, but it’s online-only for now

Democratic candidate for governor Paulette Jordan has released her first campaign commercial, but it’s only airing online; it may air on TV “as fundraising allows,” said her campaign communications manager, …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 4:50 p.m.

Idaho schools chief switches up rural school pitch

Idaho’s top schools chief will no longer ask for money to create a rural schools network after lawmakers rejected the proposal nearly every year the Republican leader has been in …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 20, 2018, 8:28 p.m.

Idaho schools look to boost security in wake of shootings

Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra is preparing to pitch a $21 million school safety initiative – Keep Idaho Students Safe, or KISS – to the Legislature in January.


Questions prompted flurry of amendments to Ybarra’s campaign reports

State schools Superintendent Sherri Ybarra’s latest campaign finance reports raise some questions, all revolving around a $2,400 payment she made from her campaign to herself eight days after the May …


Eye on Boise: Questions prompted flurry of amendments to Ybarra’s campaign reports

State schools Superintendent Sherri Ybarra’s latest campaign finance reports raise some questions, all revolving around a $2,400 payment she made from her campaign to herself eight days after the May …


Ybarra seeking second term in school superintendent race

Republican Sherri Ybarra is hoping to secure another four-year term as Idaho’s schools chief, but she first must succeed against her opponent Jeff Dillon in the upcoming May primary election.


UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 5:16 p.m.

House kills Ybarra’s office budget amid dispute over new early-reading test

The Idaho House on Friday killed the budget bill for state Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra’s office for next year, amid dispute over plans to replace the state’s early …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 9:12 p.m.

Ybarra pitches 6.8 percent school budget increase to lawmakers

Sherri Ybarra, Idaho’s state superintendent of schools, made a strong pitch to state lawmakers Thursday to raise the public school budget by 6.8 percent next year, with the biggest portion …


Idaho schools chief to run for re-election

Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra says she will run for re-election in 2018.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 9:18 p.m.

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.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 8:16 p.m.

Idaho approves 7 percent boost in school funding from endowment

Idaho’s public schools will see a 7 percent boost in their payout from the state endowment next year, under a plan approved unanimously by the state Land Board on Tuesday.


Eye on Boise: Ahlquist touts fundraising in Idaho governor race

Campaign finance reports in Idaho state races are due on Monday – which is when we’ll find out who’s providing the initial funding behind the 2018 campaigns for governor, lieutenant …


Eye on Boise: Little-known North Idaho Democrat steps forward in 1st CD race

Democrat Michael William Smith of Post Falls talks about his decision to run for Congress.


Eye on Boise: It’s already Ad-Watch time in 2018 Idaho governor race

It’s pretty much unheard-of for statewide TV ads in an Idaho governor’s race to begin airing more than a year before the primary election, but that’s what’s happening.


UPDATED: Sat., April 29, 2017, 7:44 p.m.

Wilder superintendent to run for Idaho schools chief

Wilder School Superintendent Jeff Dillon has filed to run for state superintendent of public instruction in 2018.


UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 10:33 p.m.

Ybarra’s rural school network bill squeaks through Idaho House

Idaho state schools Superintendent Sherri Ybarra’s rural schools bill, HB 223, narrowly passed the House Tuesday on a 37-33 vote.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 10:32 p.m.

Idaho schools chief makes pitch to lawmakers to stick with plan to boost teacher pay, earns high marks

Idaho state school Superintendent Sherri Ybarra told lawmakers Thursday that funding the third year of Idaho’s five-year plan to improve teacher pay is imperative, “not only to attract new teachers …


Eye on Boise: Departing Idaho Sen. Dan Schmidt made his mark on budgets

When Sen. Dan Schmidt, D-Moscow, took the lead on crafting the state’s complex Health and Welfare budgets four years ago, there was a “very steep learning curve,” the longtime physician …


Idaho schools to get $10 million boost from endowment

Idaho’s public schools will get a $10 million boost in funding next year from the state endowment due to strong earnings in 2014 and 2015.


Eye on Boise: Idaho GOP hopes for very different state convention this time

Idaho Republican Party Chairman Steve Yates struck an optimistic tone as he announced the state party convention, which is set for June 2-4 at the Idaho Center in Nampa. “This …


Ybarra calls for 7.5 percent increase in Idaho education spending

Idaho state schools Superintendent Sherri Ybarra told lawmakers she wants a new education culture in Idaho, “to provide high-quality education while moving way from a very rigid philosophy of over-testing, …


Eye on Boise: GOP decides national delegate process

When the Idaho Republican Party holds its presidential primary election on March 8, it’ll determine how the state’s 32 delegates to the Republican National Convention are apportioned, and it’s not …


Idaho weighs private leases of public land

BOISE – State officials are debating if they should allow groups to lease public land in a way that could prevent public access. A half-dozen times over the years, the …


Four-day school week not a big money-saver, study in Idaho finds

BOISE – Four-day school weeks failed to deliver significant budget savings and in some cases increased educational costs, according to a new study examining Idaho’s experience. “Minimal savings could be …


Eye on Boise: Jerky quip earns an Oberto sampler

Oberto Brands in Seattle, manufacturer of beef jerky, is planning to send Idaho Rep. Heather Scott a case of beef jerky. The company noticed a post on Eye on Boise …