Sadie Dittenber

Special education: Idaho’s $66 million problem

Public schools are required to provide special services to fulfill the needs of students of all abilities — but they often aren’t given the money to do so.

QandA with West Ada trustee candidates

Here are their answers to three questions about priorities and growth.

QandA with Kuna trustee candidates

Three seats on the Kuna School Board are up for election this November. Incumbents Joy Thomas, J.D. Grant and Russ Johnson each face one challenger: Hillary Lowe, Kristi Hardy and Michael Thornton. Each position is a four-year commitment. How do school trustees fit into the web of agencies and individuals that oversee what happens in…

QandA with Caldwell trustee candidates

Six candidates are vying for three spots on the Caldwell School Board.

Districts to float $168 million in bond and levy asks on Nov. 7

Find out if your school district has a measure on the ballot.

McCall school cultivates future scientists, one sixth-grader at a time

The McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS), a University of Idaho program, serves K-12 students through hands-on science education.

Educators zero in on reading and literacy practices

Journalist Emily Hanford spoke about “the science of reading” and why some kids are getting left behind.

Department of Labor dives into statewide growth data

Here’s what it means for public schools and the future labor force.

Refusing to bend, the Human Rights Educator of the Year will retire early

Daisy Rain Martin is seeking refuge from legislation and policy that could force her to compromise her values.

Timberline teacher’s suspension gives rise to a larger conversation about Title IX

The Boise School District issued an email to thousands of patrons Thursday, attempting to clarify the circumstances around Laura Boulton’s Sept. 7 suspension.