Education

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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Feds: More than 800 career programs are failing their grads

Jan 9th, 2017 | By

By Collin Binkley/Associated Press Hundreds of programs at for-profit colleges are at risk of losing federal funding unless their graduates start earning better wages, federal officials say. On Monday, the Education Department issued its first round of data measuring whether graduates of 8,700 career programs earn enough money to repay their student loans. It stems
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VISTA Grant Will Help Labor Expand Career Readiness for Idaho Schools

Aug 25th, 2016 | By
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Press Release The Idaho Department of Labor is looking for three community coordinators who will help build and expand college and career advising for grades 8–12 in local communities throughout the state. The positions are being funded through a VISTA grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service. The project is designed to increase
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Department of Labor Seeks Contractors to Provide Services to Out-Of-School Youth

Jul 21st, 2016 | By
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Idaho Department of Labor  The Idaho Department of Labor is seeking qualified contractors to provide employment-based services for U.S. Department of Labor’s out-of-school youth program. The initial contract is expected to be 10 months but may be extended for up to a total of three years. Through the Request for Proposal process, the department will
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New for-profit medical schools springing up across U.S.

Jun 22nd, 2016 | By
Students gather outside the Idaho State University Health Sciences building at the Meridian campus. Idaho’s new for-profit medical school will be based on the campus. (Photo courtesy of Idaho State University)

By Rebecca Boone/Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — For-profit medical schools are starting to pop up around the country, promising to create new family doctors for underserved rural regions. Rural states like Idaho need more general practitioners, with the baby boom generation aging and expanded insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act making health care
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