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New, surprising numbers: Idaho graduation rate well below national average

Idaho’s graduation rate tied for 41st in the nation in 2013-14, according to new numbers released Dec. 15 by the U.S. Department of Education. Idaho’s graduation rate came in at 77.3 percent; the national rate was 82.3 percent. The state’s ...

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TechHelp experiments with private partner (access required)

TechHelp’s New Product Development, or NPD, Lab is partnering with a private business to help it adapt to the changing manufacturing resource provider market. TechHelp is a partnership between Idaho’s three state universities and is housed at Boise State University. ...

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Couple conquers code consulting (access required)

Nine years ago, Samir Mokashi told his wife, Asawari, that he wanted to leave his architectural job at CH2M Hill and start his own company providing design teams with code analysis. Years earlier, when the couple immigrated to the U.S. ...

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National architecture billings fell in November (access required)

Dragged down by soft monthly numbers in the Midwest and Northeast, a leading national economic indicator for the building industry took a step back in November for the first time since August. The American Institute of Architects said Dec. 16 ...

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Idaho Legislature may consider raising several regulation fees (access required)

The state board of trustees that oversees Idaho’s health districts must create a new formula for distributing General Fund dollars. And the Idaho Legislature should consider increasing several business licensing fees, a report released Dec. 16 found. The Joint Legislative ...

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National college enrollment numbers decrease

College attendance declined this fall in 37 states, including Idaho. Nationwide, college attendance dropped by 1.7 percent this year, according to National Student Clearinghouse Research Center statistics released Dec. 16 and reported by Idaho EdNews. All told, 19.2 million students ...

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