Kevin’s blog

U of I delays additional public records requests

EdNews has again requested documents containing the words “Project Neptune” — the U of I’s code name for the University of Phoenix. That’s one of two records requests that are on hold.

Fundraising in trustee elections: A final look

The latest round of sunshine reports put a wrap on Idaho’s 2023 school board elections.

Attorneys general seek to block Idaho transgender bathroom law

The Idaho law mandates that students use bathrooms and locker rooms that align with their “biological sex.” The law remains mired in federal court.

The final five: Idaho State presidential field narrows

The list of finalists for the Idaho State University presidency is in — and it includes one familiar name and one internal candidate.

State Board lawsuit takes another twist

Attorney General Raúl Labrador wants to depose one of his own lawyers.

NIC trustees quickly — and unanimously — make leadership change

Mike Waggoner will chair the often-divided board of trustees, replacing Greg McKenzie.

Crowded field: ISU president’s vacancy draws 84 applicants

The State Board of Education hopes to name a new president by the end of the year.

New round of Empowering Parents grants goes live Thursday

Parents can apply for grants totaling $1,000 per child or $3,000 per family, and they have new options for spending the money.

Gov. Little touts apprenticeships — and Launch

Idaho now offers about 2,400 apprenticeships, a number that has increased by 40% over the past three years.

‘Unbridled:’ Boise State launches multi-pronged fundraising drive

The university hopes to hit a $500 million target by 2028, with $295 million already in hand.