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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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The Meridian book decision: the Twitter backlash

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Meridian teacher wins Barnes & Noble favorite teacher contest

Deborah Weaver from Rocky Mountain High School in Meridian has been named the local winner of the Barnes & Noble My Favorite Teacher Contest. Weaver was chosen from several entries submitted at Barnes & Noble on Milwaukee Street in Boise.

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Meridian mayor, education foundation celebrate $350,000 music education gift

Meridian Mayor Tammy de Weerd and the Meridian Education Foundation will honor the TLC Foundation at its annual Friends of the Foundation gala event on April 2. The Foundation received an endowment donation of $350,000 by the TLC Foundation to

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Meridian superintendent sees pluses in ed funding

New money should start flowing to school districts again in 2015 and Linda Clark couldn’t be happier. Legislative budget writers approved a 5.1 percent increase — $66 million — in public schools funding Monday, making good on a promise to

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For school levies and bond issues, a key deadline is looming

Only two days ago, Gov. Butch Otter unveiled his 2014-15 budget proposal for K-12 education. But school superintendents and school boards can’t wait for the budget-writing process to begin — much less the outcome. Not if they plan to take supplemental levies

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Meridian gears up for two big school elections in 2014

Idaho’s largest school district faces a busy election year in 2014. And an important one as well. The Meridian School District will seek another supplemental levy, most likely in March, and a building bond issue, probably in August. The dates aren’t official

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Meridian approves levy to cover enrollment increase

$2.58 million. That’s what the state’s largest school district can collect this year, to accommodate an enrollment increase of about 600. The Meridian School Board approved the emergency levy Tuesday night. As Meridian Press reported, the emergency levy translates to about

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A post-recession boom? Meridian enrollment exceeds expectations

It isn’t quite like the boom of a decade ago — when enrollment in the Meridian School District increased by 1,000 students or more every fall. But the state’s largest school district is experiencing its biggest enrollment increase since before

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North Star Charter’s appeal to the ed board goes nowhere

Plans by North Star to go around Meridian School District and put its case for saving the financially troubled school directly before the State Board of Education ended Thursday. Mike Rush, ed board executive director, told North Star that Meridian

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