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State Board of Education endorses full-day kindergarten

By: and - June 16, 2021

Originally posted on on June 16, 2021 The State Board of Education wants Idaho to fund full-day kindergarten. On Wednesday, the board gave the idea its unanimous support, the first step in a process that could play out through the 2022 legislative session. The State Board wants to free up state dollars for full-day kindergarten […]

Higher ed presidents forgo raises after cutbacks at their institutions

By: - June 7, 2021

Originally posted on on June 4, 2021 The State Board of Education renewed contracts for four Idaho university presidents on Friday, without raises, but with words of praise. Idaho State University President Kevin Satterlee, Lewis-Clark State College President Cynthia Pemberton, University of Idaho President Scott Green and Boise State University President Marlene Tromp were […]

Debbie Critchfield

Critchfield announces run for state superintendent of public instruction

By: - May 11, 2021

Originally posted on on May 11, 2021 Debbie Critchfield, former president of the State Board of Education, is joining the race for Idaho’s state superintendent of public instruction. Critchfield announced her run Tuesday, in Burley, where she works as the communications officer for the Cassia County School District. She will run as a Republican. […]