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People embrace outside after a shooting at Rigby Middle School in Rigby, Idaho on Thursday, May 6, 2021. Authorities say a shooting at the eastern Idaho middle school has injured two students and a custodian, and a female student has been taken into custody.
People embrace outside after a shooting at Rigby Middle School in Rigby, Idaho.
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Education Idaho Shooting: Very Few School Incidents Committed by Girls
Authorities are investigating why a young girl opened fire at an Idaho middle school, one of the few school shootings with a female suspect.
The Associated Press, May 10, 2021
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Law & Courts Appeals Court Weighs Idaho Law Barring Transgender Female Students From Girls' Sports
The three-judge federal court panel reviews a lower-court ruling that blocked the controversial statute and said it was likely unconstitutional.
Mark Walsh, May 4, 2021
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Education Idaho Governor Signs 'Nondiscrimination' Education Bill
Idaho Gov. Brad Little signed legislation aimed at preventing schools from “indoctrinating” students through teaching critical race theory.
The Associated Press, April 29, 2021
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Teaching Profession Teacher Salaries Are Increasing. See How Your State Compares
The National Education Association warns that some of the progress in teacher pay could be jeopardized by the pandemic.
Madeline Will, April 26, 2021
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States 8 States Debate Bills to Restrict How Teachers Discuss Racism, Sexism
Proposed bills in several states aim to ban "divisive concepts."
Sarah Schwartz, April 15, 2021
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Education High Court Blocks Electronic-Signature Gathering for Idaho Education Initiative
The U.S. Supreme Court blocked an injunction that had allowed a group backing an Idaho education spending measure to collect electronic signatures because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Mark Walsh, July 30, 2020
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Education An Idaho School Reopens. Are Its Precautions the 'New Normal'?
A private pre-K-12 school in Idaho welcomes students back after its coronavirus shutdown, but with shortened days, a closed cafeteria, no bus service, and other signs that things aren't back to normal.
Evie Blad, May 4, 2020
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Equity & Diversity This State Just Became the First to Restrict Transgender Student Athletes' Participation
Idaho became the first state in the country to prohibit transgender girls from participating in girls' school sports after Gov. Brad Little, a Republican, signed the "Fairness in Women's Sports Act" into law Tuesday.
Evie Blad, April 1, 2020
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Student Well-Being Pushback Over SEL Bubbles Up in Idaho
When Idaho education leaders pitched social-emotional learning training for teachers, some state lawmakers compared the plan to dystopian behavior control. Some walked out of the meeting.
Evie Blad, February 25, 2020
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Education There's Pushback to Social-Emotional Learning. Here's What Happened in One State
When Idaho education leaders pitched social-emotional learning training for teachers, some state lawmakers compared the plan to dystopian behavior control. Some walked out of the meeting.
Evie Blad, February 13, 2020
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Idaho
This Quality Counts 2020 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 21, 2020
5 min read
Education Funding Which States Are Poised to Tackle Outdated K-12 Funding Formulas?
Buoyed by budget surpluses and prodded by teacher activism and legal challenges, legislators and governors are gearing up to tackle long-outdated K-12 funding formulas.
Daarel Burnette II, February 12, 2019
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Idaho
This Quality Counts 2019 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 16, 2019
5 min read
School Climate & Safety Opinion Children Will Listen: Teachers Must Hold Each Other Accountable
If we want to work towards true inclusivity, we must show that perpetuating oppressive beliefs, intentional or not, has a consequence on something or someone other than those oppressed.
Christina Torres, November 16, 2018
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