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Senate Ed backs extending state's 'Advanced Opportunities' program to private school students
Feb 10, 7:15 AM: The Senate Education Committee voted 6-3 this afternoon in favor of legislation to extend the state's "Advanced Opportunities" program, which pays for high school students to earn college credit, to private school >
House Education kills Ybarra’s in-person learning bill
Feb 9, 7:09 AM: The House Education Committee unanimously killed schools chief Sherri Ybarra’s in-person learning bill Monday, dealing a setback to one of her biggest proposals of the year.
Several new online learning programs will live on after the pandemic
Jan 27, 8:35 AM: At least a handful of Idaho school districts from Boise to Blackfoot plan to keep their fledgling online learning programs going after the coronavirus pandemic ends.
Charter schools added thousands while statewide enrollment dropped
Jan 21, 8:04 AM: Idaho’s charter schools have added thousands of new students this school year, despite pockets of steep decline and an overall drop in public K-12 enrollment.
Who can close schools? Will Idaho budgets be restored? Here are 5 education issues for 2021
Jan 12, 6:52 AM: Thayn said he expects a debate over education savings accounts and additional school choice options. Clow agreed, saying he thinks the discussion will center on education savings accounts or education scholarships as >
K-12 enrollment is down by nearly 3,200 students
Jan 8, 7:11 AM: Enrollment in Idaho’s K-12 public schools is down by nearly 3,200 students from last school year, despite unprecedented growth at virtual schools.
Column: Education at the crossroads
Dec 30, 8:16 AM: Now is the time to seriously evolve our 100-year-old educational model. After all, most of us no longer ride horses to work.
Parents drop lawsuit against West Ada Education Association
Nov 24, 8:29 AM: Parents suing the West Ada Education Association agreed to dismiss the case Monday, after the union’s president said in court filings that it does not intend to call for future strikes.
State Board of Education amends enrollment reporting rule
Nov 24, 7:51 AM: The State Board of Education approved an amended rule Monday afternoon that will allow schools to be funded based on enrollment reporting rather than average daily attendance.
Idaho Public School Enrollment Drops, Virtual Schools See Big Gains
Oct 28, 6:44 AM: Idaho public schools are serving 4,554 fewer students than they did last school year, marking the first time since 1997 that the state has seen a decline in enrollment.
Thousands of parents apply for grants to offset cost of remote learning
Oct 23, 6:56 AM: Thousands of Idaho families are flocking to apply for their share of a $50 million federal grant designed to offset the cost of remote learning.
Parents suing West Ada Education Association, claiming illegal strike
Oct 21, 7:41 AM:

A group of parents have filed a lawsuit against the West Ada Education Association, claiming this week's sick-outs are an illegal strike.

Parents Divided on Merits of West ADA' Sickout'
Oct 20, 6:20 AM: The West Ada school board wants students to continue with part-time in-person learning, despite news last week that Ada County has been elevated to a “red” level for high risk of COVID-19 spread.  The union says that’s too >
Hundreds of West Ada teachers planning mass 'sick-out' for Monday
Oct 16, 8:28 AM: Hundreds of teachers in the West Ada School District are planning a mass "sick-out" for Monday, leaving the district scrambling to figure out how to cover classes.
Opening during a pandemic: A public charter school welcomes students for the first time amid COVID-19
Oct 9, 6:22 AM: Whittaker attended virtual Mosaics school board meetings, met with her son’s fourth-grade teacher and said she felt her worries dissipate. With the precautions the school was taking, Whittaker said she felt confident her >
Dissatisfied West Ada parents form organization called 'Parents Choice and Voice'
Oct 6, 4:55 AM: Parents have been holding rallies, sending emails, and making phone calls— urging the district to bring back in person learning.
District 25 parents to host rally in support of schools resuming in-person learning full-time
Sep 16, 5:54 AM: Concerned Pocatello-Chubbuck School District 25 parents are hosting a rally at the Portneuf Wellness Complex on Wednesday to persuade the district to allow students to go back to school full-time.
Commentary: An Education Innovation That Beats Learning Pods
Sep 8, 8:33 AM:

Idaho gives seventh graders $4,125 each to customize their high-school educations.

Nampa students, parents rally for in-person learning, sports
Sep 3, 6:19 AM: Several dozen attended the rally, which began at about 11 a.m. The group waved signs and chanted “let us play” and “online learning is not learning."
Charter schools say flexibility, responsibility crucial for successful school year
Aug 20, 6:35 AM: There are roughly 2,390 students enrolled in charter schools in Cache County — about one-third as many as students are in Logan City School District, and 13% as many as in Cache County School District. >



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