Idaho bill eyes using public money for private education

Linda D. Garrow

BOISE (AP) — Backers say a plan to create education savings accounts will help students in kindergarten through 12th grade, but opponents said it’s just another voucher program to funnel public education money to private and religious schools. The House Education Committee heard arguments on the measure on Monday but […]

Education news from across Idaho

Linda D. Garrow

State accepting Teacher of the Year nominations The State Department of Education is taking nominations for Idaho’s next Teacher of the Year — a top honor that awards money and requires statewide travel to promote Idaho education.  Nominations are due by March 14, the SDE said in a recent news release. Nominated teachers are […]