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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.


Yellowstone superintendent won’t consider visitor caps

The new superintendent of Yellowstone National Park said Tuesday he won’t consider capping the number of visitors to the nation’s first national park, which is on pace to attract more …


Outgoing Yellowstone boss says he feels he was punished

National Park Service officials told Yellowstone’s departing superintendent that he wasn’t being forced out over a disagreement with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, but Dan Wenk said Thursday he still believes …


UPDATED: Sun., June 17, 2018, 6:26 p.m.

Park superintendent shuffle shouldn’t slow bison quarantine

The impending change in Yellowstone National Park superintendents shouldn’t disrupt the progress of a quarantine program created to produce brucellosis-free bison, officials said.


UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

New Yellowstone boss named following predecessor’s ouster

A new superintendent was named Wednesday to Yellowstone National Park, one of the crown jewels of the park system, after his predecessor said he was being forced out by the …


UPDATED: Tue., June 12, 2018, 11:07 a.m.

School chief doesn’t explain public defecation at hearing

A school superintendent accused of repeatedly relieving himself during early morning workouts and leaving piles of his own feces next to a track at a New Jersey high school didn’t …


New Jersey superintendent charged with defecating on high school field

It was a disturbingly normal discovery for the students and faculty at Holmdel High School in New Jersey: human feces on or near the track and football field, found before …


New Ponderosa Elementary – set to open Monday – solves many issues of growing school, outdated old building

The Ponderosa community will celebrate the opening of the new elementary school on Monday.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 5, 2018, 9:51 p.m.

Coeur d’Alene School Board set to hire Steven Cook as new superintendent

Coeur d’Alene Public Schools announced Monday that its five trustees have decided to hire Steven Cook to serve as superintendent overseeing the school district’s 10,800 students.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 10:54 a.m.

Yellowstone superintendent to receive honorary degree at MSU

Yellowstone National Park’s superintendent is set to receive an honorary doctorate degree in letters from Montana State University.


Portland schools superintendent steps down amid lead scandal

Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith is stepping down from her role, effective immediately, after the release of a scathing report about the investigation into the district’s handling of high …


State schools chief Dorn criticized for asking student about immigration status

Washington’s Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn is under fire for asking a student about his immigration status.


State superintendent: May be time to close schools

Washington’s Superintendent of Public Instruction says it may be time to consider shutting down the state’s K-12 public schools until the Legislature makes progress toward fully paying for education.


East Valley superintendent candidate list down to 6

The East Valley School District board has narrowed its superintendent search to six semifinalists. Following preliminary interviews scheduled Monday and Wednesday, the board will select three candidates for final interviews …


CdA school board selects interim superintendent for top job

The Coeur d’Alene School Board decided Monday night to forgo a superintendent search and enter into contract negotiations to make interim superintendent Matthew Handelman’s position permanent. Handelman began a one-year …


Luna accepts reform rejection

BOISE – A subdued Tom Luna, Idaho state superintendent of schools, pledged Monday to work with all sides to bring back only the pieces of his voter-rejected “Students Come First” …


Schools chief gets pay hike

The next Spokane Public Schools superintendent is expected to be paid about $17,000 more than the current district leader. The school board plans to approve Shelley Redinger’s contract at Wednesday’s …


Next Spokane Public Schools superintendent named

Shelley Redinger has been named as the next Spokane Public Schools superintendent, school officials announced today.


School finalists quizzed at forums

Spokane Public Schools’ superintendent finalists – Shelley Redinger and Alexander Apostle – were in town this week, where community leaders, area residents and district employees grilled them about their past …


Finalist for schools leader bows out

One of the three finalists for the job of Spokane Public Schools superintendent withdrew his name from consideration after school board members asked for more answers about a controversy in …


Sementi stepping up

He’s been a pipefitter, an electrician, a firefighter and a teacher. Now Gene Sementi, 53, will be the next superintendent of West Valley Schools. Sementi grew up just outside of …


Spokane Public Schools chief wish list outlined

Integrity, a sense of humor, honesty. It’s not a dream date wish list. Those are just a few of the character traits community members want to see in the next …


Residents weigh in on criteria for next schools chief

Only 24 Spokane residents attended two community forums to express their opinion about the desired qualities of the next Spokane Public Schools superintendent. Nevertheless, the two recruiters hired by the …


Schools chief search to begin

A national search for a new Spokane Public Schools superintendent will start after the holidays, school officials announced Thursday. The school board’s decision comes just one week after Nancy Stowell …


Retired schools chief dies

Gerald Hester, a popular former Spokane Public Schools superintendent, died Tuesday after a long battle with multiple health issues. Hester, 82, was superintendent from 1980 to 1993.