Students, librarians push back against West Ada book removal policy

The superintendent has unilateral authority. “It made me feel really helpless,” one student said.

Average teacher salaries jump by 9.1% this year

Four districts and 12 charters have average teacher salaries over $70,000.

The Nutcracker: a rite of passage for Boise students

Ballet Idaho dancers thrilled students at the Morrison Center. Boise School District and Ballet Idaho have teamed up for more than 10 years.

Special education workgroup expanding to provide better representation

Stakeholder comments are arriving at the Department of Education: “The special learning disability eligibility form is such a horrific nightmare.”

Charter renewals could be extended to 12-year terms

The public charter commission endorsed draft legislation that makes five substantive changes to Idaho Code

West Ada pulls 10 books from library shelves; considers removing dozens

Florida parents’ book ratings drove district leaders to review the books.

Idaho’s charter school movement squashed fears, filled needs and created alternatives

After 25 years in the making, public charter schools serve 30,000 students and 11,000 more wait to attend.

Moscow Charter School: where it all began

The school started with 31 students back in 1998. Today, the K-8 school has 193 students enrolled and continues its mission of a culture of support in a small-school environment. 

Families incorrectly denied special education services can try again

The Department of Education is hosting a meeting Tuesday to start revising the special education manual.

Millions to flow to rural career-technical education programs

Interest is high. Idaho has received 146% more in requests than it has money to allocate.