Chess & STEM in the North End

Original article by Andrew Reed, IdahoEdNew.org published 12/17/18 Tables are set up with vinyl chess boards and chess pieces on them in the dining hall at City Light Home For Women. Nearly 10 kids start to fill the room and begin to play chess. Some of them play side by side, others have a table…

2018 Boise School Board Election

Boise school board candidate forum set for Aug. 21 Originally posted on IdahoEdNews.org on August 13, 2018. Our picks for Boise School Board are indicated with a ♥.   The Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce is hosting a candidates forum for the six candidates running for the Boise School District Board of Trustees. The public is welcome to attend…

America’s Gun Violence Epidemic

It just doesn’t end… another week, another mass shooting. According to the Gun Violence Archive there have been 54 violent acts where a gunman has killed four or more people, leaving a total of 456 people dead. While it seems American’s have become so inured to the violence and its frequency that little political action…

#IDleg 2018: Idaho Ed Spending Sucks

Preface The following article paints a pretty grim overall picture for education in Idaho. Ranking number 50 out of 51 is terrible for Idaho’s kids.  The Boise Independent District spent $8,459 per pupil in the 2016-2017 school year. This is dramatically higher than the average spending in Idaho, which was $6,771 in the same school year. For more information…