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Promised college loan forgiveness, borrowers wait and wait

Borrower advocates say the pipeline to loan forgiveness appears to have slowed significantly since President Donald Trump took office, stirring concern that some students may be left in the lurch. Some also see it as a sign that the department is veering from its predecessor’s years of work to rein in fraudulent for-profit colleges.

Special-ed needs the attention of lawmakers

Funding levels for special education services are shaped by two metrics: a cap and a multiplier. Neither one may reflect the reality of particular school districts.

Boise teacher Kari Overall elected new IEA president

Kari Overall, a history teacher at South Junior High in Boise, has been elected the next president of the Idaho Education Association; she succeeds Penni Cyr, who is retiring after six years in the post. Overall’s three-year term will begin Aug. 1. “The Idaho Education...

Senior student mocks school’s dress code with yearbook quote

Eighteen-year-old West Milford High School senior Victoria DiPaolo chose a black off-the-shoulder top for her senior photo, and her yearbook quote below the photo reads: “I’m sorry, did my shoulders distract you from reading this quote?”

CdA trustees select interim superintendent

The Coeur d’Alene School district has chosen an interim superintendent. Stanley Olson will lead the school district for one year, while the board of trustees searches for a permanent replacement. According to his one-year contract Olson will be paid $133,000. His first day will be on July 1.

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