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Oregon Budget
4:23 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Kitzhaber's Budget Puts Pressure On Lawmakers

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber speaks at the state capitol in Salem.
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Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber firmly put the ball in the court of Oregon lawmakers when he released his two-year budget proposal Friday. The spending plan relies on savings gained from potentially controversial changes to the state's pension and public safety systems.

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Idaho Schools Lose Money
6:45 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Some Idaho School Districts Could Lose Millions After Voters Repeal Education Law

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Idaho’s school districts are beginning to understand what the repeal of the Student’s Come First education laws will mean for them financially. Voters repealed those laws earlier this month through ballot Propositions 1, 2 and 3. The repeal restores some funding the laws took away. That means a few districts will get more money. The Lake Pend Oreille, Coeur D’Alene, Lewiston and Lapwai districts will all come out ahead.

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Idaho Online Classes
6:06 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Idaho High School Students Won't Be Required To Take Online Classes

Idaho high school students won't have to take online classes to graduate. The State Board of Education repealed a rule Monday that required them. Voters rejected the Students Come First laws on November 6 but one of those laws had a twist. It required the board of education to set the online class requirement, which it did.

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Public University Enrollment
5:17 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

Oregon Higher Ed Enrollment On The Rise

An aerial view of the Memorial Union at Oregon State University. OSU has seen a nearly 6 percent increase in enrollment.
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The number of students enrolled at public universities in Oregon has reached an all-time high. The Oregon University System announced Thursday that more than 101,000 people are taking classes.

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WA Charter Schools
8:43 am
Wed November 7, 2012

WA Charter Schools Initiative Passing Narrowly

The initiative to allow charter schools in Washington state is narrowly passing with 51 percent of the vote.

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Idaho Education Rejection
8:27 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Idaho Rejects Teacher Pay Reforms And Classroom Technology Laws

Fourth grade teacher Becky Allen of Boise applauds the first results on election night, indicating Idaho’s Props 1, 2 and 3 failed.
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Idaho voters delivered a resounding defeat to three new education laws. Voters said no to limits on teacher bargaining rights, to creating a pay-for-performance system and to ramping up classroom technology. Opponents were successful, in part, by billing the laws as an attack on teachers.

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Idaho Rejects Education Laws
7:55 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Backers Of Idaho Education Overhaul Blame Union Dollars

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Idaho voters rejected a series of laws that overhauled education in the state. The three laws passed in 2011 at the urging of the Republican state schools superintendent.

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Education Campaign Donors
6:34 am
Thu October 25, 2012

Why Idaho May Win And Lose In Fight To Uncover Donors To Education Proposition Campaign

Idaho’s Secretary of State wants a court to order a group campaigning for Idaho’s ballot referenda to reveal its donors. But making those names public before the election might be difficult. Adam Cotterell has more.

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Education Tax
4:05 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Gregoire Will Propose Education Tax Before Leaving Office

Gov. Chris Gregoire says she will propose a new source of funding for public schools before she leaves office in January.
Northwest News Network

Both candidates for Washington governor have said “no” to higher taxes. But, outgoing Gov. Chris Gregoire says she will propose a new source of funding for public schools before she leaves office in January.

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HP Laptops For Idaho Students
6:06 am
Wed October 24, 2012

HP Will Supply Every Idaho High School Student A Laptop

Photo of women with HP laptop.
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Hewlett Packard now has an eight year 180 million dollar contract to get laptops into the hands of Idaho high school students and teachers. This meets part of the requirements outlined in the Students Come First education laws.

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