IEN Won’t Go Dark This Weekend

The broadband provider for the troubled Idaho Education Network (IEN) service said today that it will not shut off internet access for Idaho schools this weekend, as they had previously threatened to do. CenturyLink still claims that it is still owed more than $1.5 million stemming from the IEN fiasco, and plans to discontinue service…

IEA President Discusses Education Funding

Penni Cyr, President of the Idaho Education Association, was interviewed by KBOI-Channel 2 in Boise today regarding the legislature’s efforts to restore funding for teacher salaries and school operations. Cyr told Channel 2 reporter that the legislators should do everything that they can to support teachers, including providing compensation on par with surrounding states and…