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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, ...

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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 ...

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Most districts and charters comply with Idaho transparency laws

Nearly 72 percent of Idaho districts and charter schools are in compliance or close to complying with Idaho’s transparency laws, according to an annual review of 163 websites conducted by Idaho Education News. The number of websites in compliance with ...

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Boise State retention numbers draw national recognition

Over the past few years, Boise State University has launched several new programs designed to keep new students in school. The school’s retention numbers are increasing — and on August 24, it earned the university a nomination for a national ...

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Charter school could make historic Idaho Falls building home

A charter school called Alturas International Academy has proposed to open its doors in 2017 in the O.E. Bell building, a former junior high school built that opened in 1927 near downtown Idaho Falls. The school would have 250 elementary ...

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Teacher shortage in East Idaho called a ‘famine’

The pool of certified teachers in Idaho has dwindled since 2010 — and districts throughout the state are feeling the effects, Idaho EdNews reported. “I would not say it’s a teacher shortage we are experiencing — it’s a teacher famine,” ...

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Idaho’s child vaccination rates rise

Idaho’s immunization rates reached a five-year high in 2015-2016, Idaho EdNews reported. State officials haven’t identified a single cause for the increase. “We kind of attack it on all fronts,” said Dr. Christine Hahn, Idaho’s state epidemiologist and the state ...

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Broadband snafu could cost school districts nearly $2 million

Idaho school districts could be out close to $2 million, as a result of the latest Idaho Education Network budget snafu. Fifty-seven school districts and charter schools could stand to lose out on “e-Rate” money — federally administered dollars collected ...

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