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Superintendent’s race: Jones enjoys considerable fundraising edge

Unopposed in the Democratic primary, state superintendent’s candidate Jana Jones enters the general election with more than a 70-to-1 advantage in cash on hand. The fundraising in the superintendent’s race has been relatively modest — on both sides. But Jones

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A closer look at the GOP superintendents’ candidates

Who are the four Republicans and public educators who want to succeed Tom Luna as Idaho’s superintendent of public instruction? Over at Idaho Education News, we tried to answer that question with four in-depth profiles of the candidates on the

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Analysis: Eynon’s case to his conservative base

Sometimes, one more candidate makes a big difference. On Monday, City Club of Boise members heard from all four Republican candidates seeking to succeed retiring State Superintendent Tom Luna — and heard some sharp distinctions on the issues. John Eynon,

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Analysis: The educators talk education … and not as much about politics

On Wednesday night, three educators were comfortable talking education. And a little less comfortable talking politics. Three of the Republicans seeking to replace retiring State Superintendent Tom Luna talked about their classroom and administrative experience, and tried to make the

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More endowment dollars for Idaho K-12?

Idaho might be able to boost payments to public schools, without compromising the long-term health of its state land endowment accounts, according to two of the four Republican candidates for state schools superintendent. Andy Grover Andy Grover of Melba and

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Thayn now ‘considering’ a run for state superintendent

State Sen. Steven Thayn has had a change of heart — partially, at least — on a run for state superintendent of public instruction. Sen. Steven Thayn, R-Emmett For months, Thayn had ruled out a run. But that has changed

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