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College of Idaho adding computer science major (access required)

The College of Idaho, a private, liberal arts college in Caldwell, will start offering a major in computer science this fall, potentially adding to the region’s technology workforce. Previously, C of I has offered computer science courses but not a full major.

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Five-story student housing project planned west of BSU (access required)

A California developer wants to build a new five-story, 130-unit apartment complex near Boise State University that would serve as student housing. The proposed Boise Heights project would be located next to another planned student housing project on Royal Boulevard ...

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Univ. of Idaho proposing new mansion for president

The University of Idaho wants to demolish the school president’s residence and build a new one to help attract a new leader. The Moscow school will seek approval from the Idaho State Board of Education next month to start planning ...

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Idaho company to build charter school in Minnesota (access required)

An Idaho company’s charter school is the latest entrant in a Minneapolis neighborhood’s building boom. The New Visions Academy, one of the oldest charter schools in Minnesota, plans to move to an 89,464-square-foot school that will be constructed on vacant ...

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Nampa School District loses 151 teachers

A financially troubled school district in southwestern Idaho has lost 20 percent of its teachers in the past few months. Nampa School District Superintendent Pete Koehler said during a board meeting July 9 that 151 teachers have left since the ...

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Idaho State’s cadaver lab may attract doctors and cash (access required)

The planned Treasure Valley Anatomy and Physiology Lab in Meridian will be constructed for students, but business groups are anticipating the financial possibilities the high-tech venture affords. The 8,000-square-foot addition to Idaho State University’s Health Science Center is one of ...

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Study: 290,000 Idaho jobs to be available by 2020

Nearly 290,000 jobs will become available in Idaho by 2020, a new study says. Georgetown University’s Center for Education and the Workforce in a study released June 26 finds the fastest-growing occupations will be health care support, health care professional ...

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State council settles on first round of IGEM grants (access required)

Seven Idaho university research projects will share more than $800,000 in state grants that are the first of their kind under the Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission. Five of the seven projects are at the University of Idaho, with Boise State ...

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