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Ybarra celebrates re-election, says will push school safety plan
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Nov 8, 7:05 AM: After a race that was so close it wasn’t called until more than 12 hours after the polls closed, Idaho state schools Superintendent Sherri Ybarra on Wednesday celebrated her re-election and said she’ll push ahead with her >
BSU is studying these Idaho schools, forced to hire teachers who aren’t certified
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Nov 6, 6:47 AM: Idaho’s teacher shortage is hitting south-central Idaho the hardest, particularly in rural areas. With fewer applicants for teaching jobs, schools are increasingly hiring people who don’t have traditional teaching credentials in >
The governor's race: what you need to know
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Nov 2, 6:01 AM: As retiring Gov. Butch Otter’s successor of choice, Brad Little touts his experience and seeks to assure voters that the state is heading in the right direction. Paulette Jordan decries what she considers a failed Little-Otter >
Letter: Idaho charter schools are public schools
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Oct 31, 6:19 AM: The article "Billionaires fuel US charter schools movement" by Sally Ho, published in your weekend edition for Oct. 27-28, states "Charters aren't subject to the same rules or standards governing traditional public schools." This >
State flags nearly half of all schools for improvement
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Oct 31, 5:34 AM: Since August, the State Department of Education has flagged 46 percent of all Idaho public schools as needing improvement.
Letter: Idaho Virtual Academy helped me
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Oct 25, 6:29 AM: As the holiday season approaches, many students lose their drive to learn. I know because I’ve been there. But online school helped me foster a love for learning that’s carried me through elementary school and >
Editorial: Idaho schools deserve better leadership — with Cindy Wilson
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Oct 22, 4:31 AM: A state is not going to become great, or stay great, with an education system that is mediocre.
Career-tech charter school set to open in Caldwell next summer
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Oct 19, 6:32 AM: A career-technical charter school for at-risk middle and high school students is set to open next year in Caldwell.
New charter school targets at-risk teens
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Oct 18, 5:53 AM: Imagine a high school that not only graduates at-risk students but also teaches them a skill so they are immediately employable.
Opinion: New charter school PiSA says 'Thank You Kuna!'
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Oct 17, 6:37 AM: We at Project Impact STEM Academy (PiSA) need to take this opportunity to shout from the rooftops to say how amazing the Kuna School District and the City of Kuna are.
Few teachers available to fill demand for computer science in high schools
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Oct 5, 6:35 AM: A national report shows there’s a shortage of qualified computer science teachers and class offerings — particularly, in rural schools. But Idaho fares better than many other U.S. states.
Collaborators: How universities and colleges work with public charter schools
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Sep 26, 5:49 AM: Some of the most innovative and highest performing public charter schools in America have close relationships with university partners. These relationships are powerful for the communities where they happen. Most importantly, these >
Opinion: Here’s a better way to run Idaho universities. We’re doing it with community colleges.
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Sep 26, 5:32 AM: It is time to do away with Idaho’s antiquated educational governance structure. By allowing the State Board of Education to solely focus on issues related to public schools and allowing each college and university to be responsible >
Student engagement varies widely across Idaho
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Sep 26, 4:43 AM: On average, 65.2 percent of Idaho’s K-8 students are considered to be engaged in school, according to results of a first-year survey conducted by the State Department of Education.
Thousands wait for charter school seats
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Sep 25, 6:21 AM: Thousands of children are waiting for a chance to enroll in one of Idaho’s charter schools. For some parents, getting in feels a little like winning the lottery.
Rural Idaho school district named top in the nation for innovation
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Sep 13, 5:29 AM: The Wilder School District is receiving national recognition from the School Superintendents Association and the Successful Practices Network for being one of the most innovative school systems in the country.
New year brings more schools, charter growth
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Sep 11, 5:14 AM: At least eight new schools popped up across Idaho to start this school year and half are public charters.
Idaho schools chief switches up rural school pitch
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Sep 10, 5:52 AM: 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 office.
State identifies schools with consistent achievement gaps
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Sep 7, 5:03 AM: The State Department of Education on Wednesday released another list of schools identified for recognition and support under Idaho’s new accountability plan.
Commentary: When it comes to public charter schools, districts just say no
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Aug 28, 7:03 AM: The fact is, fewer school districts in Idaho – even those that are needing to build and open new schools at a rapid clip like the West Ada School District and Idaho Falls – are less interested in authorizing public charter schools >

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