Education

In college test prep industry, cheaper options available

May 8th, 2017 | By
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By Maria Danilova /Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Is there a price that a worried parent wouldn’t pay to help a child do well on college admissions tests? The good news is that test preparation doesn’t have to be expensive anymore. The multimillion-dollar coaching industry is facing competition from free or low-cost alternatives in what
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ISU to offer Master of Taxation degree

May 4th, 2017 | By
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By Kendra Evensen/kevensen@journalnet.com POCATELLO – Idaho State University will begin offering a new degree this fall: a Master of Taxation (MTax). The Idaho State Board of Education approved the program, proposed by ISU’s College of Business, earlier this year. University officials say the specialized degree will not only provide another career path for students, but will
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Student Community Center opens at ISU’s College of Business

Mar 20th, 2017 | By
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By Idaho State University Communications POCATELLO — A ribbon-cutting Wednesday marked the grand opening of Idaho State University College of Business’s new Student Community Center in the Business Administration building. The idea for the Student Community Center was originally created based on student requests. “At the end of each semester, we hold a focus group
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Public schools budget easily passes Idaho House

Mar 20th, 2017 | By
A bicyclist rides in front of the Idaho Capitol in Boise, Idaho, on Sunday, June 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte)

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s public schools funding proposal for fiscal year 2018 — the largest share of the state’s budget — has cleared the Idaho House. Lawmakers voted on the nearly $1.7 billion budget Monday in just under 30 minutes after no members stood up to debate or question details about the funding proposal.
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ISU College of Business joins elite accreditation ranks

Mar 8th, 2017 | By

By Kelsey West/ISU College of Business POCATELLO — In February, the business and accounting programs in Idaho State University’s College of Business were each officially reaccredited by the international Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) after an on-site review team awarded the College its highest possible recommendation. The AACSB represents the longest serving global
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ISU boasts one of the nation’s highest CPA exam pass rates

Mar 8th, 2017 | By
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By Sarah Glenn/For the Journal POCATELLO – Four times each year, accounting students across America pull a chair up to a testing computer and sit for the Certified Public Accountancy (CPA) exam. They instinctively know that about half of the people around them will not pass the exam. In the fourth quarter of 2016, the cumulative
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Idaho budget writers approve public education funding

Feb 27th, 2017 | By
A bicyclist rides in front of the Idaho Capitol in Boise, Idaho, on Sunday, June 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte)

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — State budget writers have agreed to allocate a 6.3 percent budget increase to Idaho’s public schools. The Spokesman-Review (http://bit.ly/2l5cqu5 ) reports that the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee set the public schools budget for fiscal year 2018 at $1.68 billion on Monday. For the second year in a row, the schools budget is
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The new civics course in US schools: How to spot fake news

Feb 13th, 2017 | By
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By Carolyn Thompson /Associated Press WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Teachers from elementary school through college are telling students how to distinguish between factual and fictional news — and why they should care that there’s a difference. As Facebook works with The Associated Press, FactCheck.org and other organizations to curb the spread of fake and misleading
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Idaho Democrats want loan forgiveness for rural teachers

Jan 18th, 2017 | By

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s few Democratic lawmakers want to grant student loan forgiveness for teachers working in rural areas. However, Democratic Reps. Sally Toone, of Gooding, and Paulette Jordan, of Plummer, said Wednesday their proposal hasn’t yet been promised a hearing by Republican leaders. The legislation is co-sponsored by all 17 Democratic lawmakers in
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Consumer agency sues Navient over student loan repayments

Jan 18th, 2017 | By
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By Marcy Gordon/AP Business Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators have sued Navient, accusing the biggest U.S. student loan company of making it harder for borrowers to repay loans by giving them bad information, processing payments incorrectly and failing to act on complaints. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed the federal lawsuit against Navient Corp.
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