4 Boise State students in self-isolation out of ‘abundance of caution’ for coronavirus

Four Boise State University international students are in self-isolation for 14 days after clearing a health screening for coronavirus COVID-19 upon their arrival to Seattle on Monday.

BYU: Same-sex romantic behavior still banned

BYU said Wednesday that “same-sex romantic behavior” is not allowed on campus even under recent changes to its strict code of conduct that dropped a section banning any behavior that reflected “homosexual feelings."

Plans for boosting Hispanic achievement vary at 11 schools told to improve scores

Latino students in 11 Idaho schools were so dramatically behind their peers last year that state education officials demanded plans for change, but most of the school improvement plans don’t entirely address a set of federal standards.

Idaho university won’t accept Medicaid as health insurance

An Idaho university has stopped accepting Medicaid as health insurance coverage, forcing full-time students to buy a university-backed plan.

Month-long walking challenge scores mayors project funds

Mayors from all around Idaho have spent the month of October participating in a walking challenge, and sharing the importance of exercise.

Of the 77 mayors who tackled the challenge, nine were from the Magic Valley.

State Board asks Ybarra to justify her $100 million budget increase

BOISE — In a potential preview of the 2020 legislative session, State Board of Education members applied heavy scrutiny to schools chief Sherri Ybarra’s K-12 budget proposal Wednesday.

Teachers, enter the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest

WASHINGTON, D.C. — For the 10th consecutive year, Samsung has launched the annual Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest, which challenges sixth- to 12th-grade public school students and teachers to use science, technology, engineering and math — STEM — to address issues in their communities.