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…

#Idleg Education & Climate Science

In February, 2017 the Idaho legislature, led by members of the Republican Party declined to allow climate science to be part of the state’s education standards. Many who had contacted the legislature in support of science, were disappointed. Sen. Steven Thayn, R-Emmett was contacted about the vote. In his response to the Spokesman Review’s Betsy…