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State superintendents’ primary is going to get busy

Are you still trying to get a read on the Republican candidates for state schools superintendent? You’ll have plenty of chances to hear them for yourselves, and get answers to your questions. Here’s the itinerary: April 30. Three of the

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Bedke joins multistate push on public lands

House Speaker Scott Bedke joined about 50 politicians from nine states Friday, to discuss ways to wrest control of public lands from federal management to state jurisdiction. House Speaker Scott Bedke The daylong summit meeting itself was closed to the

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Superintendent’s race: Who voted in 2012, and who didn’t?

Two of the four Republican candidates for state superintendent of public instruction did not vote in the Republican primary two years ago. And according to county voting records, Sherri Ybarra of Mountain Home didn’t cast a ballot in the November

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Russ Fulcher’s Common Core challenge

Russ Fulcher says he changed his mind about Common Core for a simple reason: “It didn’t come as advertised.” Fulcher said he thought the math and English language arts standards would etch local control into Idaho education. But he now

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Meridian school vote prompts fundraising effort

Two weeks after Meridian trustees voted to keep a controversial novel in administrative limbo, two women are raising money to put the book into students’ hands. Jennifer Lott of Spokane, Wash, and Sara Baker of Seattle are raising money to buy

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Don Coberly’s tale of two high schools

Like many school superintendents, Don Coberly likes to look at measurables. Don Coberly But Boise’s district superintendent also blogs about what the statistics have to say. This week, Coberly wrote an interesting blog comparing Boise and Capital high schools, and their college

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The Meridian book decision: the Twitter backlash

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Balukoff staffer yanked from Otter K-12 task force

A member of Gov. Butch Otter’s education task force has been excluded from the group’s followup work — because he is now working for one of Otter’s election-year opponents. Mike Lanza Mike Lanza — a paid member of Democratic gubernatorial

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Otter signs parts of the K-12 budget

Gov. Butch Otter signed three pieces of the 2014-15 K-12 budget Wednesday — but he hasn’t yet acted on the biggest piece of the $1.37 billion budget. The three bills Otter signed Wednesday account for about two-fifths of the overall

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Day 74 at the #idleg, Storified

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