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4 join Boise State board of directors

The Boise State University Foundation has named four new members to serve on its board of directors. They will serve three-year terms. Boise State University Foundation volunteer board members guide and advise the foundation to help ensure long-term financial support ...

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Possible historic investments in education 

What would Idaho’s companies do if they had a $1.4 billion windfall? Many would invest it to make their company more profitable for years to come. Well, Idaho is sitting on a $1.4 billion surplus, and it has a historic ...

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Study: Idaho students struggled with hybrid, online learning

LEWISTON (AP) — Students suffered significant academic setbacks during the coronavirus pandemic, especially those in school districts that used hybrid or online learning models, according to two studies.  The chief researcher for the Idaho State Board of Education presented the ...

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The artful task of selling the Moscow police station (access required)

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The Moscow City Council gave the go-ahead on Aug. 2 to draw up the purchase agreement to sell its old police station to the University of Idaho. The sale caps two years of musical chairs involving the city, the university ...

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NNU agrees to provide education to Mexican nationals (access required)

Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Mexican Consulate to create a partnership to increase access to educational opportunities, resources and services to Mexican nationals in the region. “They came to us and asked if we would be ...

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Gov. Little, stakeholders launch cybersecurity task force (access required)

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Gov. Brad Little announced the creation of a 19-member Cybersecurity Task Force Aug. 5 at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) campus. Little said the new task force will provide recommendations to improve cybersecurity defenses for a variety of stakeholders and to ...

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Drone technology increasing in classrooms, industry (access required)

Treasure Valley industry and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) advocates have joined forces again to keep educators and their students abreast of the latest developments in drone technology. Agriculture, construction, geology, public safety, real estate and more industries are increasingly incorporating drones in ...

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University of Idaho launches cybersecurity master’s program  (access required)

As the threat of ransomware and other internet attacks increases nationwide, the University of Idaho (U of I) has added a cybersecurity master’s degree program to its computer science (CS) offerings. The master’s program builds on U of I’s existing ...

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Bryn Parker receives teaching award

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Dr. Bryn Parker of Moscow has been awarded Idaho WWAMI’s Excellence in Teaching Award. The WWAMI Excellence in Teaching Awards recognize true enthusiasm and dedication in providing outstanding teaching and service to medical students. She specializes in family medicine and ...

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Rising pay creates a conundrum for school districts

As our country and our state emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, a disconnect between available jobs and workers willing to accept poverty-level compensation is hitting home. Potential steps forward for many workers in retail and other private sector fields could ...

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