Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Author Archives: Idaho Education News

Chubbuck charter breaks ground on a new middle school

Chubbuck’s Connor Academy charter school is expanding by building a new school – Alpine Academy – to serve students in grades 6-8. The existing building, built in 2015, currently houses 540 students in grades K-8. With a waiting list of ...

Read More »

State freezes endowment payments for public schools, other beneficiaries

Idaho will freeze next year’s endowment payments to public schools and other beneficiaries, in the face of market volatility. The state Land Board approved the 2023-24 payments Tuesday, making no changes from this year’s record awards. Here’s a breakdown of next year’s $100.3 ...

Read More »

Posted: K-12 job applicants welcome

The pressure is on. Idaho school districts are hustling to fill vacancies for teachers, bus drivers, custodians — and especially paraprofessionals — before students arrive in a matter of days. Most districts have the staff they need to welcome students, ...

Read More »

Analysis: A long-term enrollment challenge looms for Idaho higher ed (access required)

Colleges have been fighting the enrollment crisis of the day: recruiting students in the COVID-19 era. But other enrollment issues loom on the horizon in Idaho. The issues have to do with demographics: growth and birth rates. And they could ...

Read More »

Analysis: This negotiating season, will teacher pay raises meet expectations?

Some teachers already know what kind of raises they can expect this year. In Nampa, administrators and union negotiators are just starting to talk about dollars. Idaho school districts and charters have a windfall for teacher salaries: in Nampa, the ...

Read More »

Workforce program pairs teachers with tech firms

Originally posted on IdahoEdNews.org on July 11, 2019 Penni Aufderheide works with 3D and virtual reality programs at the Boise startup Blocksmith. A Jerome teacher is spending her summer wearing VR headsets and working with 3D graphics at a Boise ...

Read More »

Whittier Elementary christens new building

Originally posted on IdahoEdNews.org on February 28, 2019   Since late January, the students and staff of Whittier Elementary have frolicked through the halls of a new edifice. Gone are the days of a small library so cramped it couldn’t ...

Read More »

Bonneville homeowners pay a growing price for growth

Patrons in the Bonneville School District are paying one of the highest levy rates in the state to support local population growth, according to an analysis by Idaho EdNews. Recently added to the local tax bill was an “emergency” levy, ...

Read More »

Idaho teens aren’t getting state-mandated help planning their careers

Thousands of Idaho teens aren’t getting help from educators to navigate their high school and career learning options, even though it is required by law, according to an analysis by Idaho EdNews. Idaho requires educators, typically counselors, to develop four-year ...

Read More »