idaho schools

School Gun Proposal
5:20 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Idaho School Boards Reject Firearms Training Program

Members of the Idaho School Boards Association set their 2014 legislative agenda at their annual meeting in Coeur d'Alene.
Jessica Robinson Northwest News Network

Originally published on Fri November 8, 2013 4:11 pm

School boards across Idaho have rejected a contentious plan to set up gun training for staff and teachers.

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Armed Teachers
6:44 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Idaho Parents Seek Recall Of School Official Behind Plan To Arm Teachers

Lake Pend Oreille School board chair Steve Youngdahl asked for public input on the idea of arming and training teachers and staff in case of a shooter on campus.
Credit Auraelius/Flickr

A proposal to arm teachers in north Idaho is stirring up a heated response. A group of parents has launched a recall campaign against the school board member behind the plan.

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Idaho Anti-Bullying
4:40 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

North Idaho Schools Launch Effort To Change Bullying Culture

Jessica Robinson Northwest News Network

Originally published on Wed September 25, 2013 4:28 pm

A north Idaho school district is launching a campaign to curb bullying. The effort includes curriculum changes and focus groups with a cross section of student cliques.

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21st Century Classroom
5:20 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Idaho To Turn All Public High Schools Into WiFi Hotspots

Christy Green Flickr

Originally published on Tue June 4, 2013 5:17 pm

Across the Northwest, students are wrapping up their school year. By the time Idaho high school students return in the fall, their classrooms will be on their way to becoming wireless hotspots. The Idaho Department of Education is preparing to spend more than $2 million to put high-speed wireless Internet in all public high schools.

It's part of what Idaho education officials like to call the “21st Century Classroom.” They're asking for bids over the summer on a contract to have WiFi up and running across the state by March 2014.

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