Education leaders embrace proposal for Idaho-based paraprofessional exam

Boise educators developed the Idaho Paraprofessional Testing Alternative that would be free for all districts.

Four teachers punished for violating Idaho’s Code of Ethics

The violations ranged from rape to viewing pornography on a school computer. INSIDE: The complaints and disciplinary decisions.

Federal complaint: Idaho’s special education manual is out of compliance

The Idaho Department of Education said Tuesday that Idaho’s criteria for special education eligibility needs revision in order to comply with federal law. That news came as no surprise to Decoding Dyslexia Idaho and education advocate Ashley Brittain, an attorney with The Brittain Group, who filed the federal complaint, after years of repeated attempts to…

Commission releases names of finalists, but not their professional backgrounds

The director is a state employee compensated with taxpayer dollars. The position pays $108,000 to $118,500 annually, according to the job listing.

Investigation: Garden Valley repeatedly violated federal special education law

Two families filed complaints, alleging their children were miseducated and mistreated. A state investigator agreed.

Idaho’s merit semifinalists announced

The nationwide pool of semifinalists represents less than one percent of all U.S. high school seniors. INSIDE: Find out who made it from Idaho.

Charter commission selects three unnamed candidates for director vacancy

The commission plans to interview three applicants during a Dec. 7 special meeting, with a decision expected by the end of the year.

Trustees select policy positions for next legislative session

School trustees want the hiring process for paraprofessionals and nurses updated, and they do not want schools to lose money in the new funding formula.

$19 million awarded to prepare students for in-demand careers

The Idaho Career Ready Students program awarded a total of $35 million in four months to develop CTE programs statewide 

Federal grant funds available to state’s largest charter school authorizer

Up to $750,000 is available to the Idaho Public Charter School Commission to strengthen its role.