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…

A Data Nerd’s Quest to Make Boise Better

Editor’s note:  The following is a guest post to Northend.org. From time to time we will give individuals and organizations the space to tell their story. These are the “what, why, when and how” from people who love our community and are committed to doing the work they feel is needed for positive change and…

#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…