Carly Flandro

Carly Flandro

Reporter Carly Flandro works in the East Idaho bureau of Idaho Ed News. A former high school English teacher, she writes about teaching, learning, diversity and equity. You can follow her on Twitter @idahoedcarly and send her news tips at [email protected].

Idaho State Board of Education blocks Durst’s emergency path to superintendency

By: - September 14, 2023

Originally posted on on September 14, 2023 The State Board of Education ended Branden Durst’s quest to become the certified superintendent of West Bonner, declining to consider his application for an emergency provisional administrator’s certificate.  In a letter to a school district official, State Board Executive Director Matt Freeman said “there is no pathway […]

Classroom students raising their hand

Empowering Parents contractor may have collected interest off Idaho taxpayer funds

By: - June 14, 2023

This story was originally posted on on June 14, 2023. The Idaho State Board of Education is still working to unravel a scope of issues with the Empowering Parents grants, intended to help low-income and middle-class families offset educational costs.   On Wednesday, the board discussed one significant problem. Some taxpayer-funded grants — designed to […]

West Bonner school busses

Two West Bonner trustees abandon raucous, hours-long meeting over Durst contract

By: - June 13, 2023

This story was originally posted on on June 12, 2023. Two trustees unceremoniously exited a chaotic special meeting held Monday to debate Branden Durst’s draft contract to become West Bonner superintendent.  Trustees Troy Reinbold and Susan Brown walked out of the meeting without comment when audience members were yelling at board members regarding Durst’s […]

Pocatello's Highland High School

Crosstown rivals in eastern Idaho will share school in show of unity after fire

By: - April 28, 2023

This story was first published on POCATELLO — They may be crosstown rivals, but the Highland Rams and Century Diamondbacks will come together for the next five weeks, sharing one building. The show of unity comes after an electrical fire scorched Highland on April 21, reducing one of its wings to ashes. While the two […]

Raúl Labrador,

Attorney general questions legality of ‘dangerous’ LGBTQ+ policy used in many Idaho schools

By: - January 25, 2023

Originally posted on on January 25, 2023 Idaho Attorney General Raúl Labrador this week questioned the legality of what he called a “dangerous” and “suspect” LGBTQ+ rights policy that’s already in place at about a third of Idaho’s school districts and charters.  That policy came into the limelight when attendees at a Jan. 9 […]

Caldwell School District

Proposed LGBTQ rights policy causes fracas at Caldwell School Board meeting

By: - January 10, 2023

Originally posted on on January 10, 2023 CALDWELL –  An unruly audience volleyed insults and threats at the Caldwell School Board Monday night, forcing trustees to call the meeting to an early end.  At the heart of the fracas was a draft of a potential policy that would establish rights and protections for all […]

Empty school classroom

More rural districts transition to a four-day week in hopes of attracting teachers

By: - September 14, 2022

Originally posted on on September 14, 2022 It’s no secret that rural school districts have an especially hard time finding teachers.  In the Aberdeen School District, one teacher opening has been advertised for three years without a single application coming in.  The district did fill four other teaching positions this year, but none of […]