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Eye On Boise archive for Oct. 2, 2013


Anne Ritter, chair of the Meridian School Board and president of the Idaho School Boards Association, asks lawmakers Wednesday to make permanent three temporary teacher contract laws enacted this year.  (Betsy Russell)

Temporary teacher contract laws get mixed reviews... 

The Idaho Legislature’s K-12 Educational System Interim Committee heard sharply differing views this afternoon on how three controversial teacher contract bills have been working since lawmakers passed them on a temporary, one-year basis this year, and what should be done about them next year. The…

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Shutdown's hit magnified for tribes

American Indian tribes have more than access to national parks on the line with the government shutdown, the AP reports, as federal funding has been cut off for crucial services including foster care payments, nutrition programs and financial assistance for the needy. Some tribes intend…

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K-12 interim committee opens all-day meeting...

The Legislature’s joint interim committee on the K-12 educational system has convened at the state Capitol this morning, with public school facilities and security the first item on today’s agenda. Later this morning, the current state of assessments and testing is up for discussion. This…

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