Super Tuesday in Idaho

It was like a Friday afternoon at the Idaho Capitol today, as things shut down early so lawmakers – 81 percent of whom are Republican – could travel home to take part in Idaho’s first-ever GOP presidential caucuses. Idaho is one of …

Public schools budget set

The Idaho Legislature’s Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee today approved a budget for schools for next year representing a 4.6 percent increase in state general funds. The overall budget, however, increased just 0.4 percent above this year…

Week 8 in review

This week brought a significant victory for the Idaho Education Association as a bill that would have curbed classified employee rights was pulled. 

Karen Echeverria of the Idaho Schools Boards Association asked Sen. John Goedde (R-Coeur d&rsq…

Roaring and reeling

March has come in like a lion in Idaho’s capital city. Not only did Boise see a rare second straight morning of snow, but, as Betsy Russell of the Spokesman-Review  wrote, “a $36 million tax cut for Idaho’s top earners is roari…

Happy birthday, IEA

The House Education Committee today passed and sent straight to the House HCR048, a resolution recognizing the Idaho Education Association on its120th anniversary.

Rep. Shirley Ringo (D-Moscow), an IEA member and retired educator, told the panel th…