A year in the making, the $75 million Idaho Launch program opens application window
This story was originally posted on IdahoEdNews.org on Oct. 3, 2023. Idaho Launch officially got off the ground on Tuesday morning. The state began taking applications for the new postsecondary grant program — which could provide financial aid for 9,000 to 10,000 high school graduates pursuing a job in an in-demand career. Some students got […]
Iowa athletic trainer’s license sanctioned after Idaho students allege improprieties
The state of Iowa is allowing an athletic trainer to keep his license after another state sanctioned him over allegations of improprieties with female college students. Idaho state records indicate that in August 2021, Richard Bingham was working as an athletic trainer at the College of Southern Idaho when he was placed on administrative leave. […]
Student debt relief scams on the rise. Here’s what borrowers need to know.
Complaints about student debt relief scams are increasing as borrowers restart payments on their student loans after more than a three-year pause. Consumer protection advocates say that the Biden administration’s student debt relief efforts, the subsequent halting of those policies by the courts, and the restart of student loan payments have bred confusion that allow […]
University of Idaho brings Policy Pub event to Boise to discuss invasive species
Boise community members are invited to attend the University of Idaho’s Policy Pub event Oct. 4 to discuss the challenges of invasive species in Idaho. Located at Pengilly’s in downtown Boise, the free event begins at 5 p.m. and is open to the public. The event is organized by the university’s James A. and Louise […]
Idaho State Board of Education attorney accuses Labrador of filing ‘abusive’ subpoenas
Originally posted on IdahoEdNews.org on September 26, 2023 Attorney General Raúl Labrador is embarking on an “abusive” and taxpayer-funded fishing expedition, the State Board of Education’s lawyer argued in a court filing Monday. At issue is a battery of subpoenas and calls for depositions, as Labrador continues to press his lawsuit against the State Board, […]
Branden Durst to resign from Idaho’s West Bonner County School District
This story was originally posted on IdahoEdNews.org on Sept. 25, 2023. Branden Durst will resign from his role with the West Bonner County School District. He has served as the district’s quasi-superintendent since June 28. In the announcement (made on X, formerly known as Twitter), Durst said the move is necessary to “promote healing and […]
‘We’re hopeful we run out of money:’ Little seeks to get the word out on Launch
This story was originally posted on IdahoEdNews.org on Sept. 21, 2023. NAMPA — Idaho Launch will officially launch next month, and some students are counting down the days. Hundreds of high school seniors have already signed up for notifications about the Launch application window, which opens on Oct. 3, Gov. Brad Little said Thursday. That’s […]
Feds write off $37 million in Phoenix student loans. Will U of I end up on the hook?
This story was originally posted on IdahoEdNews.org on Sept. 21, 2023. The Biden administration is writing off $37 million of University of Phoenix student loans — and it’s unclear whether that move would leave the University of Idaho on the hook. U of I and State Board of Education officials downplayed Wednesday’s news, and said […]
Chicano culture is not gang culture, ACLU of Idaho claims. Here’s what experts say.
Para leer esta historia en español, haga clic aquí. Latinos are Idaho’s largest minority group, making up nearly 14% of the state population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. And a large share of that population includes the Chicano community. Unlike the term Latino, Chicano is a specific term many people with Mexican descent born in […]
‘Do your job:’ Little rips critics of Phoenix megadeal
Originally posted on IdahoEdNews.org on September 15, 2023 Gov. Brad Little vehemently defended the University of Idaho’s proposed University of Phoenix purchase — and told three U.S. senators to butt out of the debate. In a letter sent Friday — and shared on Little’s account on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter […]
Idaho State Board of Education blocks Durst’s emergency path to superintendency
Originally posted on IdahoEdNews.org 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 […]
Analysis: The University of Idaho’s University of Phoenix purchase is a complicated federal case
Originally posted on IdahoEdNews.org on September 14, 2023 The University of Idaho-University of Phoenix alliance didn’t suddenly become a federal case this week. It’s been one all along. Three out-of-state U.S. senators wrote U of I President C. Scott Green Monday, urging him to walk away from a Phoenix purchase, and their stinging letter sent […]