Teacher morale is low throughout Idaho. And school administrators have serious concerns about recruiting and retaining teachers. As Adam Cotterell reports, those are some of the findings from a new study presented to lawmakers Tuesday.

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Eliminate a tax on business, build a new mental health facility for prisoners, start a state run health insurance exchange: all things Governor Butch Otter said he wanted to do in his annual State of the State address Monday. But as Adam Cotterell reports, Otter says one thing trumps them all.

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Oregon high school students would be required to learn CPR to get a diploma, under a bill being considered by state lawmakers. A group of students were in Salem Wednesday to lobby on the issue. Virginia Alvino reports.

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Oregon learned Thursday it’s getting more than $20 million from the federal government to improve preschool education.

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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’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 Voters repealed those laws earlier this month through ballot Propositions 1, 2 and 3.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.

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 The State Board of Education repealed a rule Monday that required them.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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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.

WA Charter Schools Initiative Passing Narrowly

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

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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.