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Cronin seeks Boise School Board seat

Former state Rep. Brian Cronin — a leading opponent of Propositions 1, 2 and 3 — has filed for an open two-year seat on the Boise School Board. Cronin, a Boise Democrat, served in the Legislature from 2008 to 2012. He did not

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Boise schools sign on (a little) with SIlverback

An intriguing tech tidbit from this week’s Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee road show: The Boise School District has chosen a Boise-based company to help track English language learners. The district will work with Silverback Learning Solutions, a company that markets Mileposts

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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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Boise school enrollment up more than 500

In past years, most of the Treasure Valley’s enrollment growth has been centered in Canyon and West Ada counties — in districts such as Meridian and Kuna. Boise, meanwhile, as hovered a bit below the 26,000 mark. But it appears

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Boise superintendent: Ease off on Common Core test schedule

Teams of Boise teachers are working this spring to write curriculum to match the new Common Core math and English language arts standards. Don Coberly, Boise school superintendent The teachers are on a deadline. Common Core will be implemented in

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A long view on college readiness, from Boise superintendent

More than 1,500 Boise School District students took Advanced Placement courses in 2012. This adds up to 42 percent of the district’s juniors and seniors, and represents more than a threefold increase from 2001. One of the secrets, say district officials,

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Boise schools foundation raising money to pay low-income students test fees

Boise Public Schools Education Foundation is trying to raise $15,000 by March 31 to help low-income students take advanced placement exams this spring. Here is more information posted Monday to the Foundation’s Facebook page: “We have an urgent need. Due

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Boise School District kindergarten registration March 14

Boise School District will hold kindergarten registration/open house on Thursday, March 14, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at neighborhood elementary schools. Parents/guardians and their student are welcome to attend. By state law, students entering kindergarten must be five years old

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Boise School District receives national reading award

Boise School District has been named a recipient of the 2013 Read Right Award of Excellence for its Read Right program, which has provided an avenue for students from diverse backgrounds to become successful readers when other methods have failed.

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