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Boise State commits to a larger computer science department (access required)

Boise State University is committing itself to a beefed-up computer science program, a move tech companies say is a giant leap forward for the local industry. Mark Rudin, BSU research and economic development vice president, said the school will be ...

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Valley County group proposes community college for McCall (access required)

McCall could be the next Idaho city to establish a two-year college, but locals who are organizing the efforts are preparing themselves for an uphill struggle. The McCall College Foundation, the private nonprofit created to get the college up and ...

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Economist Brian Greber to leave Boise State research center (access required)

Economist Brian Greber is leaving his post as director of Boise State University’s Center for Business Research and Economic Development to pursue his own consulting work in the Treasure Valley. Greber, 54, said his part-time job at Boise State had ...

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Idaho public schools budget to fund laptop program

Legislative budget writers have voted to increase state support for public schools by 4.6 percent in 2013, bumping up the minimum teacher salary by $500 a year and funding education reforms approved during last year’s session, including a statewide laptop ...

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Senate backs restoring Idaho teacher salary money

Idaho senators voted 32-0 on March 1 to reverse teacher salary funding cuts envisioned under public schools chief Tom Luna’s “Students Come First” reforms last year. The Spokesman-Review reports the unanimous vote came after lawmakers said their local school districts ...

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Idaho teacher unions see decline in membership

 Idaho’s new school reform laws have gutted the collective bargaining powers of teachers’ unions, and membership in some of the organizations is waning. That’s leaving some of the union locals without the simple-majority status that they must prove in order ...

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NNU business class focuses on social good

Following a path made at other universities, Northwest Nazarene University School of Business Dean Steve Mountjoy is teaching a class on social ventures, where students create business plans with a financial and social bottom line. “Business really should be meeting the ...

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Treasure Valley gains in state’s higher ed spending (access required)

Boise State University and the College of Western Idaho are two big winners in the higher education budget unveiled by Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter. For the first time in three years, the budget includes funding for the enrollment workload adjustment, ...

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