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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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Board reconsiders, moves plan to lift charter cap

The state Board of Education has voted in favor of 2012 legislation intended to lift Idaho’s cap on the number of new charter schools allowed each year. The board, meeting Oct. 20 in Lewiston, voted 3-2 on a motion throwing its support ...

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BSU faculty vie for listener attention with new podcast series (access required)

Boise State University’s  new “Beyond the Blue” series of podcasts may not unseat Bono, but BSU has high hopes for the programming. The podcasts, meant to publicize the innovations springing from the campus’ labs and offices and ideas shared in ...

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Educators will try again this winter to lift charter school limits (access required)

Charter school advocates will take another run this winter at removing the cap on the number of new charter schools that can be authorized in Idaho each year. And an Idaho group that advocates for charter schools will introduce legislation ...

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Health groups seek to snuff out e-cigarette sales to minors (access required)

A movement to keep electronic cigarettes away from young people is growing among health educators in northern Idaho, and Sen. Jim Hammond, R-Post Falls, said he’s considering sponsoring legislation to that end next year. The group of state health districts ...

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