State Policy

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.

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.

Attorneys general seek to block Idaho transgender bathroom law

The Idaho law mandates that students use bathrooms and locker rooms that align with their “biological sex.” The law remains mired in federal court.

Analysis: Another high-stakes Idaho election is off to a spendy start

In 173 days, mainstream and hardline Republicans will square off for control of the Legislature. At its essence, this is a debate over the proper role of government, in education, infrastructure and tax policy.

Idaho Gov. Brad Little says state is well-prepared for uncertain economic future

Idaho’s top two statewide elected officials said Wednesday that the state is well-positioned to ride out economic uncertainty created by the collision of inflation and high interest rates with rapid growth officials are still taking stock of. Gov. Brad Little and Lt. Gov. Scott Bedke were among the speakers during the 77th annual Associated Taxpayers…

State Board lawsuit takes another twist

Attorney General Raúl Labrador wants to depose one of his own lawyers.

The $685 million University of Phoenix purchase: A study guide

Are you confused about the University of Idaho’s complex and controversial bid to buy the University of Phoenix? Or just straight-up exhausted by all the developments? Catch up here.

A turf battle? Boise State rips CWI’s bachelor’s degree proposal

Other four-year schools also oppose the College of Western Idaho’s proposed foray into bachelor’s programs — and a similar proposal from the College of Eastern Idaho.

Lawyers and money: Labrador, State Board spar over attorneys’ fees

Attorney General Raúl Labrador’s office and the State Board of Education have spent months arguing about closed meetings. They’re also fighting about legal bills that already exceed $81,000.

The U of I-Phoenix megadeal clears a key regulatory hurdle

The University of Phoenix’s accreditors have signed off on the deal, which would move the for-profit online university under the U of I’s umbrella. But other obstacles remain.