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Bishop Kelly H.S. construction: ‘We had to decide what was important’ (access required)

After years of fundraising and planning,  major campus expansion and renovations have kicked off at Bishop Kelly Catholic High School in Boise. The Student Commons Project includes construction of a convocation atrium and entrance plaza, high-tech multi-purpose room, and extensive ...

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Idaho education board approves extra $7.5M for state’s community colleges

The state Board of Education has voted to approve $7.5 million in additional funding for Idaho’s cash-strapped community colleges. The board called a special meeting July 11 to vote on the extra funding, which comes from the surplus Idaho is ...

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Boot camp will pump money and jobs into rural Idaho city (access required)

A boot camp program for high school dropouts could begin classes next summer in a former elementary school in a rural Idaho city.  The Idaho National Guard Youth Challenge is an academy that targets at-risk teens and high school dropouts ...

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Boise School District switches gears on high school ratings (access required)

Boise School District Superintendent Don Coberly is protesting Newsweek’s methodology after the magazine dropped all four of Boise’s traditional high schools from its list of the top 500 high schools in the country this year. Among Idaho high schools, only ...

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Boise State to offer classes in Meridian (access required)

Boise State University will start offering courses at its new Meridian campus this fall.  The office building at 2950 Magic View Lane, near St. Luke’s, was formerly occupied by the University of Phoenix. Its eight classrooms, group work areas, resource ...

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Charter school targets downtown property for expansion (access required)

A dead spot in downtown’s south end that in the past has accommodated offices could be revived as a charter school. Sage International School of Boise, a k-7 outfit that has been operating in a strip mall on Parkcenter Boulevard ...

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Teachers union sues Otter, Luna over reform law

Members of Idaho’s statewide teachers union have filed a lawsuit against the state, the governor and Idaho’s public schools chief over a new law that phases out teacher tenure and wipes out collective bargaining over salaries and benefits. Officials with ...

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Aussie chef, community activist stir up philanthropic project (access required)

A former product development manager who worked at GM and Intel and a seasoned Australian chef who moved to Idaho in February have teamed up to provide Boise diners with upscale philanthropic dinner parties at home. STIR is the creation ...

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