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Gov. Otter Not Discouraged Over Election Results

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter says he's not discouraged by Tuesday's defeat of Idaho's education overhaul because it's how the system works. Two-thirds of voters panned Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna's plan to spend $180 million to lease laptops for high school students and create online-class mandates

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Flickr.com tonynetone
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One in Three Kids Don’t Know Who Shakespeare Is

There's another new survey from Yahoo! that tells us how our kids are in lacking in education, but this one pins the blame for their ignorance on US . . . the adults.

According to a British survey, nearly one in three kids between ages six and 12 . . . 30% . . . had never heard of William Shakespeare,

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mrsdkrebs via flickr
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Should Twin Falls Have Year-Round School? [poll]

We're barely four weeks into summer vacation and I hear it already.  "I'm bored."  I wonder if you shudder just as much as I do when you hear your kids complain that there's nothing to do.  Now... Before you get all "get off your lazy rear and get a summer job" on me, let's stop and really think about this for a minute.  Are summer jobs the answer or do we need to consider a year-round school system?

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Twin Falls High School Lockdown [Audio]

Yesterday, I saw a multitude of posts following the walkout at Canyon Ridge and many during the Twin Falls High lockdown.  This morning we asked you what you thought.  Hit the jump for audio from this mornings show.

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Children Walk Out to Protest Education Reform [Audio]

I was watching the news and spotted the story today about the children in Meridian and Nampa walking out  in protest of education reform.

I’m a parent. I couldn’t help but think about how I would react if I saw one of my children ditching school to protest.

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Local Parents, Teachers, Discuss Education Reform

Parents and teachers met last night at an informational meeting put together by the Idaho Education Association to discuss Idaho’s proposed education overhaul.  About 30 parents and teachers attending the meeting at the Filer elementary school

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