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Twin Falls Reacts to Student Removed from Class After Refusing to Take Tests [Video]

Recently a Jerome student at Horizon Elementary was un-enrolled from school because her parents made the choice to forgo her taking standardized tests.

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New App Created by Twin Falls Couple

We all worry about what our kids see and read online, but I was shocked to learn that books for older kids may contain profanity.

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Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?

I know it seems a little early to talk about kindergarten but, some schools are already beginning enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year.

Children are required to go into kindergarten with certain tasks already learned. If you are older than 25, you probably went into kindergarten with little to no education. You may have known your colors and the ABC's but anything beyond that was rare.

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When Does School Start in Twin Falls for the 2014/2015 School Year?

Registration for junior high and high school students begins on August 12th for some grades, followed by the elementary schools.

New teachers have orientation on the 15th, followed by teacher workdays on the 21st and 22nd

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Twin Falls Schools Get Rated

It is important to us how our schools are doing. If our schools are doing well, our kids are doing well. Parents want to give their kids the best eduction that they can so its important to have them in good schools.

The Idaho Department of Education understands that they schools need to be rated so they have developed a five star rating program. One star is the lowest rating, and five stars is the best.

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Should Tight Pants Be Banned From School Because They Are Distracting?

 

It can be difficult keeping a student focused at school so we may need to do everything possible to keep them focused for the sake of their education.We might even need to mandate the clothing that can be worn in a school so it's not distracting. Last week, a middle school in California BANNED girls from wearing tight pants

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Twin Falls Police Department Accepting Applicants for Citizens Academy

The Twin Falls Police Department is accepting applications for the Citizens Academy, which will provide citizens with an in-depth and behind the scenes look at what it takes to protect the City of Twin Falls.

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Cursive Should Be Mandatory In Idaho School’s Curriculum [Poll]

Representative Linden Bateman of Idaho Falls wants to make cursive mandatory for all Idaho School's curriculum. He says it promotes manual dexterity, boosts reading comprehension and enhances cognitive development.

Brad Weiser thinks the idea is a joke and a waste of time and money. I, however, think the idea is brilliant.

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Don’t Tell Me That We’re Trying To Make Cursive Mandatory in Idaho

When I read this post this morning that said Representative  Linden Bateman of Idaho Falls wants to bring back cursive, I thought it was a joke.

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Idaho Lawmaker Wants to Bring Back Cursive

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho Republican lawmaker has begun what is both a sentimental and practical bid to mandate cursive handwriting in Idaho elementary schools. Rep. Linden Bateman of Idaho Falls says cursive writing promotes manual dexterity, boosts reading comprehension and enhances cognitive development

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How Do We Keep Our Kids Safe Online? [Terry's Tech Support]

Recently Brad posted a thoughtful article on the dangers of keeping your kids' safe online. His concerns were sparked by a recent study by the Federal Trade Commission that found that most mobile apps for kids are secretly collecting data from their smartphones. Scary, right?

Brad, arguably my arch-nemesis tech geek in the building, surmised that the only true way to keep your kids safe online was to completely unplug and get off the grid. Unfortunately, unless you're Amish, I don't think that's going to cut it with your kids.

But there is a way to keep your kids safe.

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Teachers Will Still Get Merit Pay

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho teachers will still get about $38 million in merit-pay bonuses this year, despite voters' rejection of public schools chief Tom Luna's education overhaul. The Idaho attorney general says the failure at the polls shouldn't affect the payout

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