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National Labor Relations Board to rule if university faculty fall under NLRA (access required)

The National Labor Relations Board is accepting briefs in a case considering whether university faculty members seeking to unionize are considered employees and thus covered by the National Labor Relations Act, or whether they are managerial and thus excluded from ...

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Cassia Regional Technology Center duo heads to Ford HQ for competition (access required)

A pair of graduating high school seniors from southern Idaho is headed to Michigan in June for a national auto skills competition that has already won them thousands of dollars in scholarships. Taylor Grisham and Slade Beck, both 18, won ...

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BSU sports rank 62nd in revenue (access required)

The Boise State University Broncos brought in $37.5 million in revenues in the 2011 fiscal year, an 82 percent increase from 2006. The Broncos ranked 62nd among public institutions in the National Collegiate Athletic Association, according to data gathered by ...

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C of I hopes football will boost profile, fundraising (access required)

The College of Idaho Coyotes are planning to play football in Caldwell in 2014, and the private liberal arts college expects the return to the gridiron will attract Treasure Valley students and some fundraising money. The Yotes disbanded their football ...

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College of Idaho looks at bringing back football

The College of Idaho discontinued its football program in the late 1970s, about five years before Marty Holly was hired as athletic director. Even by the time he went to work for the state’s oldest private liberal arts college, the ...

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Boise State commits to a larger computer science department (access required)

Boise State University is committing itself to a beefed-up computer science program, a move tech companies say is a giant leap forward for the local industry. Mark Rudin, BSU research and economic development vice president, said the school will be ...

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Valley County group proposes community college for McCall (access required)

McCall could be the next Idaho city to establish a two-year college, but locals who are organizing the efforts are preparing themselves for an uphill struggle. The McCall College Foundation, the private nonprofit created to get the college up and ...

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Economist Brian Greber to leave Boise State research center (access required)

Economist Brian Greber is leaving his post as director of Boise State University’s Center for Business Research and Economic Development to pursue his own consulting work in the Treasure Valley. Greber, 54, said his part-time job at Boise State had ...

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Idaho public schools budget to fund laptop program

Legislative budget writers have voted to increase state support for public schools by 4.6 percent in 2013, bumping up the minimum teacher salary by $500 a year and funding education reforms approved during last year’s session, including a statewide laptop ...

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Senate backs restoring Idaho teacher salary money

Idaho senators voted 32-0 on March 1 to reverse teacher salary funding cuts envisioned under public schools chief Tom Luna’s “Students Come First” reforms last year. The Spokesman-Review reports the unanimous vote came after lawmakers said their local school districts ...

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