Charter commission names new director

The new director will be the commission’s third in less than a year.

Education leaders embrace proposal for Idaho-based paraprofessional exam

Boise educators developed the Idaho Paraprofessional Testing Alternative that would be free for all districts.

Four teachers punished for violating Idaho’s Code of Ethics

The violations ranged from rape to viewing pornography on a school computer. INSIDE: The complaints and disciplinary decisions.

Charter commission approves undisclosed offer for unnamed director candidate

The commissioners did not reveal in an open meeting the identity of its favorite candidate or its financial offer.

Analysis: The State Board will have to settle a messy higher ed turf battle

Two of Idaho’s two-year schools want to offer four-year degrees — despite objections from Idaho’s four-year schools. Board members are about to pick sides.

Fall reading scores show steady improvement — but 38,000 kids are still behind

The results show notable growth — but it’s complicated.

Spelling it Out: Standardized Tests

Standardized tests in Idaho make quite the alphabet soup: There’s ISAT, IRI, AP, SAT, PSAT and NAEP exams.

Magic Valley superintendent receives buyout after disagreement with trustees

A separation agreement spells out the details of the payment, which covers her remaining salary and benefits for the school year.

Federal complaint: Idaho’s special education manual is out of compliance

The Idaho Department of Education said Tuesday that Idaho’s criteria for special education eligibility needs revision in order to comply with federal law. That news came as no surprise to Decoding Dyslexia Idaho and education advocate Ashley Brittain, an attorney with The Brittain Group, who filed the federal complaint, after years of repeated attempts to…

U of I demands $2,400 to review — and perhaps release — Phoenix public records

The bill centers on Idaho Education News’ request for records mentioning “Project Neptune,” a code name for the University of Phoenix. And it comes as Boise State University’s approach to public records is also under fresh scrutiny.