- 'Where the industry is going': College of Southern Idaho plans for agriculture program changes
- Mar 15, 6:53 AM: As the agriculture industry evolves and technology advances, the College of Southern Idaho’s agriculture department is revamping some of its offerings in the interests of better preparing students for the workforce.
- Bill would allow teens to use state money to pay for workforce training
- Mar 15, 6:47 AM: A bill moving through the state Legislature would allow high school students to use state money to pay for workforce training programs like apprenticeships.
- School turnaround bill heads to House floor
- > Mar 15, 5:45 AM: Sponsored by Sen. Dean Mortimer, R-Idaho Falls, the School Turnaround Act would codify an already existing pilot program that targets the lowest 5 percent performing schools. Targeted schools would form a committee and bring in
- Commission sets improvement expectations for Blackfoot charter school
- Mar 5, 7:11 AM: Idaho’s Public Charter School Commission has tightened a timeline for the Blackfoot Charter Community Learning Center to improve its academic performance and financial practices.
- Idaho's 'go-on rate' shows no improvement
- > Feb 14, 8:31 AM: Only 44.6 percent of the state’s high school graduates went straight to college last fall. That’s pretty much unchanged from the go-on rate the State Board of Education reported a year ago, and it’s a shade lower than the 2016
- New charter school aims to reach rural Idaho students
- Feb 11, 7:52 AM: A new public charter school aimed at providing education to underserved rural Idaho counties is slated to open this fall.
- Idaho education groups continue to express concern with proposed school funding formula
- Feb 11, 7:25 AM: Charter school advocates pushed hard for the shift to enrollment-based funding, and seemed to be the most enthusiastic supporters of the draft bill.
- Charter schools: Don't compare us to regular schools
- > Feb 11, 6:41 AM: Idaho’s public charter schools are similar in many categories to traditional schools, the report says, but charter schools tend to have a lower poverty rate among students, fewer students in minority groups or who have special
- Education groups express concerns with proposed school funding formula
- Feb 8, 7:52 AM: Any proposal would repeal Idaho’s 25-year-old attendance-based funding formula in favor of an enrollment-based model where money would follow the students.
- Bill to expand mastery education pilot program introduced
- Feb 8, 7:12 AM: A bill to let more schools take part in the state’s mastery-based education pilot program was introduced into the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.
- Commentary: The lessons we learned from the phased-out program PTECH
- > Feb 1, 8:31 AM: The idea seemed so simple: connecting students with career opportunities to bridge the gap between high school and the world of work. For some students, that gap doesn’t exist. For others, it is a chasm impossible to
- This online program aims to prepare rural Idaho kids for kindergarten. And it’s free.
- Jan 14, 6:44 AM: Thanks to a federal grant, a free online kindergarten readiness program will be offered this fall to 4 and 5-year-olds in rural areas across Idaho.
- Bluum secures federal funding to assist statewide charter schools
- Jan 11, 7:53 AM: Idaho is among eight states to receive funding through a federal program to help open or expand public charter schools.
- After her re-election, Ybarra hired campaign allies to Department of Education jobs
- Jan 11, 6:54 AM: Sherri Ybarra’s campaign manager and an Ybarra campaign donor have landed jobs at the State Department of Education since her Nov. 6 re-election.
- Want your child to attend a charter school? Open enrollment is underway — or will be soon.
- Jan 9, 7:34 AM: Open enrollment for south-central Idaho’s four public charter schools begins either this month or in February, depending on the school, for the 2019-20 school year.
- New Idaho governor says education will be his top priority
- Jan 8, 8:24 AM: Idaho Gov. Brad Little said Monday his top priority for the state budget is education, and he plans to create a new cabinet of educators and parents to advise him.
- HP executive urges education reform — but careful reform
- Jan 8, 7:48 AM: The world’s next industrial revolution presents a “huge opportunity” for Idaho, if the state can modify its school system to match it.
- Idaho apprenticeships grow — but they don't align with the '60 percent goal'
- > Jan 4, 8:31 AM: From a numbers standpoint, Idaho’s apprenticeship program is growing. More than 1,500 students are registered apprentices, up more than 50 percent in less than two years. More than 280 companies have a program in place — and this
- 'It can’t just be education. It can’t just be industry.' A partnership template
- > Dec 26, 9:12 AM: After eight years, Idaho has made only limited progress toward an ambitious goal to convince high school graduates to continue their education. What will it take to change the trends — and change the lives of young
- Struggling Kuna charter school continues to address parent, staff concerns
- Dec 26, 7:52 AM: Parents and staff have been concerned about inconsistent and limited communication from the Project Impact STEM Academy board of directors.