Education

Idaho’s higher education task force identifying changes

Jun 13th, 2017 | By
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By Kimberlee Kruesi /Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho lawmakers, business leaders and education experts met Friday to begin identifying key changes to the state’s colleges and universities to improve postsecondary access and graduation rates. The 36-member task force — which includes all eight presidents of Idaho’s public colleges and universities — focused on
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Population Changes, Shortages in Surrounding States Stretch Idaho’s Supply of Nurses

May 31st, 2017 | By
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Professor Elizabeth Damstrom instructs Idaho Sate University nursing students from left Alyson Bergeson, Danny Piranfar, Amber Walker and Megan Hochstein during their labs.

Idaho Department of Labor Press Release While Idaho institutions produce and license just enough nurses for a healthy labor market across the state as a whole, significant shortages in many surrounding states are attracting Idaho graduates, negatively impacting the supply in certain regions, according to a report issued this week by the Idaho Department of
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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
ISU students help prepare taxes through one of the school's tax help programs.

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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