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Superintendent candidate says give to schools, not his campaign

Here is a rarity in politics: A candidate running for office NOT asking for your money. Randy Jensen, a middle school principal from American Falls, is asking supporters to give money to their schools instead of to his campaign in

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Boise high schools earn top rankings

Boise School District’s four traditional high schools were among the top in the country based on a rating from the Washington Post. Out of 2,020 schools that made the list, Boise High was 402; Timberline High, 959; Capital High, 1,496;

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Here’s your chance to learn about Kuna’s school levy

Kuna School District’s upcoming supplemental levy vote on May 20 won’t be as quiet as the last one. For starters, eight meetings are planned for people to come hear about the levy and ask questions.  School district representatives will be

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The absolutely true story of what happened to that book in Meridian

We’ve received lots of comments on our Statesman website and Facebook page on my story about what Meridian School District did with a controversial 10th-grade book titled “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” at its Tuesday trustees meeting.

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St. Mary’s recognized for cultivating diversity

St. Mary’s Catholic School in Boise has been recognized by a national Catholic magazine for its work in building diversity and creating a school climate that educates students about different cultures. The school was one of 12 out of about

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Boise State names new business dean

A University of Tennessee professor in supply chain management has been named dean of Boise State University’s College of Business and Economics. Kenneth Petersen, who has consulted with companies including Hewlett-Packard, Honeywell, IBM, Morgan Chase and Texas Instruments, will start

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Meridian School District considers outsourcing busing

Meridian School District hopes it can solve a chronic shortage of bus drivers and restore midday kindergarten busing by finding a company that would take over the district-run transportation program. Since 2008, Meridian Schools has trimmed 200 bus routes and

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Levy defeat inspires Kuna mother to start a petition drive

  Amber Abercrombie doesn’t usually get involved in politics. A mother of two children in the Kuna School District and wife of a Boise policeman, Abercrombie raises her family and works from home as a freelance copywriter and copyeditor. But

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Kuna may consider another levy

Kuna School District, where voters rejected a two-year, $6.8 million levy last week, may consider going back to the voters again as early as May, Idaho Education News reports. Kuna Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at 5:30

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Common Core testing delay affects some Idaho schools

A field test of Common Core standards that was supposed to start Tuesday across the country has been pushed back a week, affecting a handful of Idaho school districts, including Boise. Boise has moved its testing to March 31, after

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