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BOISE -- The Senate Education Committee rejected the House repeal of the Idaho Content Standards in a mere 30 minutes during Wednesday’s meeting, Feb. 12. After over a month of public testimony and lawmaker deliberation, the standards are right back where they started.

BOISE -- Gender equality is a contentious issue in the United States, even in factors as specific as school sport programs. In Wednesday’s House Education Committee meeting, Feb. 12, Republican Idaho Falls Representative Barbara Ehardt says there is a new challenge for sportswomen: transgend…

    RIGGINS -- At the board of trustee annual meeting for Salmon River School District 243 Tuesday, Jan. 21, the board appointed Laina Walkington as the new board member representing Zone 3.

    Grangeville Centennial Library story hour kids participated in yoga and reading about yoga with Carly Decker of Kooskia at story time Wednesday, Jan. 22.

      Grangeville Elementary Middle School held its third annual talent show Thursday, Jan. 23. More than 50 students performed in 28 acts that included dance, comedy, vocals, instruments and jump roping.

        HELENA, Mont. -- Carroll College recently published the names of its students who have made the 2019 fall semester dean’s list. To be included on the dean’s list, a student must receive a 3.5 grade point average or higher on a 4.0 scale and take at least 12 graded credits in a semester.

          GRANGEVILLE -- Tryouts for Missoula Children’s Theater’s “The Snow Queen” will be Monday, Feb. 10, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., in the Grangeville Elementary Middle School multi-purpose room. The show will be Friday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m. Admission prices are $5 for adults and $3 for children and th…

          GRANGEVILLE – Three teams of students from Grangeville Elementary Middle School will make their way to the University of Idaho this Saturday, Jan. 25. The occasion? The state First Lego League robotics competition.

          GRANGEVILLE – You may know where Laredo, Panama City and Bangor are located, but what about the Great Dismal Swamp? Do you know in what environment the endangered Red Wolf lives? Would you be able to answer questions about Shanghai or the Falkland Islands?

          BOISE -- “We can't seem to get beyond this place for whatever reasons. We have supporters, we have opponents, and we circle around this conversation,” said Idaho State Board of Education President Debbie Critchfield. “Not much has changed, as far as the talking points are concerned.”

          GRANGEVILLE – Reclaim Idaho – or any other politically charged group for that matter – won’t be spreading its word on Mountain View School District 244 property anytime soon.

          KAMIAH – Kamiah may have a bad rep for not passing school levies in the past, but that isn’t stopping the Kamiah Joint School District (KJSD) board 304 from going for an unprecedented two-year levy request.

            LEWISTON – Lewis-Clark State College is offering a Survey of Music 101 class for the spring semester and the public is invited to attend specified classes for free at the college’s Center for Arts & History, located at 415 Main St.

              OWENSBORO, Ken. – Brescia University recently named its fall dean’s list 2019 recipients. Students on this list completed at least 12 credit hours with a 3.5-4.0 gpa.

              BOISE -- Gov. Brad Little delivered his second State of the State address Monday, Jan. 6, highlighting past achievements and calling for increased education spending amid an otherwise lean budget year. The governor’s proposed budget calls for improved K-3 literacy, increased teacher salaries…

              Idaho County education and roads will continue to receive federal funding – at least in the short term, following a two-year extension of Secure Rural Schools (SRS), authorized by Congress last month.

              RIGGINS -- Quote of the week: “Last week we walked into a new day, new week, new month, new year, new decade! Sending blessings of love, good health, joyous and beautiful new beginnings.” from Inspire your Beautiful Soul. Take great steps in 2020.

                LEWISTON – A total of 926 students at Lewis-Clark State College earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2019 semester. Among the honorees, 460 were on the president’s list while 466 made the dean’s list.

                  NAMPA – College of Western Idaho in Nampa recently announced its 2019 fall semester dean’s list. Recipients achieved a grade point average of 3.50-3.99 for the term.

                  GRANGEVILLE – “It has been an honor to serve this district, community, staff and, most of all, its students,” Mountain View School District 244 board chair Lot Smith said at the Dec. 16 meeting. “We’re human and don’t always make the right choices, but I don’t have any regrets.”

                  Grangeville eye doctor Joel Brown spent time at Grangeville Elementary Middle School in Mr. Johnson’s science class in the fall, where he helped students dissect a cow’s eyeball.

                  GRANGEVILLE – Grangeville Elementary Middle School (GEMS) has a new captain at its helm this year, though he’s not a stranger to the Camas Prairie.

                  LEWISTON -- Grangeville High School took 15 students to compete at this year’s Regional BPA competition at Lewis-Clark State College on Monday, Dec. 16.

                  The Grangeville Elementary Middle School Christmas concert for grades kindergarten through five was held Thursday, Dec. 12. The program, “Holiday Folk Songs,” was under the direction of music teacher Carla Astle and accompanied by Kimberly Page on piano. For highlights of the concert, see a …

                  Grangeville Eagles No. 539 were host to the annual kids Christmas sale Saturday, Dec. 14, where children could purchase gifts for their families at a reasonable price. The Grangeville High School cheerleaders, along with coach Renita Lee, spent the day volunteering their efforts to wrap gift…

                  Grangeville High School held its annual Christmas concert Monday, Dec. 9, under the direction of music teacher Danica Schmidt. Performing were the band, concert choir and Varsity Blue Select Choir.

                  Jan and Jim Adams of Harpster sell their handmade antler art at the annual Grangeville craft fair at Grangeville Elementary Middle School, held Saturday, Dec. 7.

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