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New Petersen contract comparable with those of other big names (access required)

The state board of education approved the first year of Boise State football coach Chris Petersen’s renegotiated contract Jan. 4, raising his yearly base salary to $2 million. With the $375,000 raise next year — and scheduled $200,000 raises every ...

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County scales back school recycling sites

A decades-old recycling program serving more than 40 public schools in northern Idaho will be significantly scaled back next year in a move that is expected to save Kootenai County about $170,000 a year. Teachers and students who recycle can ...

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Idaho to eliminate certification stipend for teachers

The state is ending a stipend for teachers earning National Board certification and some fear that the loss of that incentive will result in fewer educators completing the rigorous program, which can take up to three years to finish. Lawmakers ...

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BSU football heads east hoping for big revenues (access required)

West will meet east as the Boise State University football team joins the Big East Conference starting in 2013. Other sports will shift back to the Western Athletic Conference (WAC), which the school left earlier this year. BSU is one ...

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Construction underway on northern Idaho’s new technical school (access required)

The Kootenai Technical Education Center, northern Idaho’s new professional-technical school, has been in the works in some form or another for 15 years, but now construction is finally underway on a field in Rathdrum. The 54,000-square-foot school is being built ...

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Watchdog report spurs questions on higher ed funding fairness (access required)

A new report by an Idaho lawmakers’ accountability arm says that differences in government funding levels have grown slightly in recent years for Idaho’s four four-year universities. The report from the Office of Performance Evaluations (OPE) is encouraging the Idaho ...

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CWI Professional Tech building project on track (access required)

  Work is progressing on turning the former Sam’s Club store into the College of Western Idaho Professional Technical Education Center. The 137,552-square-foot building is at 5725 E. Franklin Road in northeast Nampa.  The project remains on schedule for programs ...

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College of Idaho gets funding for new library (access required)

The College of Idaho, a small private liberal arts college in Caldwell, has received an estate gift that will be used to build a new library. The school wouldn’t divulge the size of the gift from Deborah Murray and Glenn Richard ...

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College of Southern Idaho works to boost its graduation rates (access required)

Chris Delacruz, 18, is nearly two months into his first semester at the College of Southern Idaho. He’s taking 15 credits now and plans to earn his associate’s degree within two years before transferring to a four-year school. After that? ...

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