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$3 million in technology grants available for Idaho schools

$3 million in technology grants available for Idaho schools

From the Idaho State Department of Education:


For the second year, schools across Idaho will have the opportunity to submit their ideas for what the next-generation classroom looks like and put them into action. It’s all part of the Idaho Technology Pilot Program, which received a second year of funding from the Idaho Legislature.

 

Idaho State Board of Education approves tuition hikes

Idaho State Board of Education approves tuition hikes

The Idaho State Board of Education has approved tuition increases.

The board on Wednesday approved an increase of 4 percent at the University of Idaho and Boise State University.

Idaho State University will see a 3.5 percent increase and Lewis-Clark State College a 2 percent increase.

The increases mean full-time students at the University of Idaho will pay $6,784 a year and Boise State students will pay $6,640.

Idaho State University tuition rises to $6,566, while tuition at Lewis-Clark State College jumps to $5,900.

Boise State had asked for a 6.1 percent increase, while UI had asked for a 4.7 increase.

But the board said it wanted to hold increases to no more than 4 percent.

Lapwai Elementary awarded $4,800 grant

Lapwai Elementary awarded $4,800 grant

CenturyLink announced the Lapwai winner of the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation’s Teachers and Technology grant program on Friday. CenturyLink’s Vice President and General Manager for Idaho, Jim Schmit, presented the approximately $4,800 award to Lapwai Elementary School.


The money will purchase 15 Chromebooks and protective covers. These will be used in the 4th grade to teach history, language arts, reading, math, and science. Lapwai Elementary Success For All Reading Program Coordinator Julie Clark submitted the project.

16 Clarkston students qualify for national FCCLA competition

16 Clarkston students qualify for national FCCLA competition

After competing in the State Leadership Conference last month, 16 Clarkston High School students have qualified for the National FCCLA Leadership Conference in July.


Hannah Landkammer and Isabeau Krohn earned a gold medal in the state competition for their project entitled Illustrated Talk. Also earning gold medals were Jera Graham and Kaylee Rosgen for Environmental Ambassadors and Ellisa Dilling for Career Investigation.

Fruit and vegetable grants available for Idaho schools

Fruit and vegetable grants available for Idaho schools

From the Idaho Department of Education:

Idaho elementary schools can apply now to implement the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program for the 2014-2015 school year.

 

Clarkston kindergarten registration begins Wednesday

Clarkston kindergarten registration begins Wednesday

Registration for Clarkston students entering kindergarten begins on Wednesday. Any child who will be five by August 31st should register at their nearby school.


Registration goes from 9 am to 3 pm April 9th through April 28th. Parents must bring their child’s birth certificate and immunization record.

Bomb threat delays class at Grangeville High School

Law enforcement officials responded to Grangeville High School just after 6:00 am Wednesday after school employees discovered a handwritten bomb threat on the school doors.


Superintendent Kent Stokes says two additional copies of the threat were discovered elsewhere in the school. He says there had to have been an approximately 15-minute timeframe that the first note was placed between 6:00 and 6:30 a.m., because a teacher and maintenance employee had both gone through the door and one of them did not see it.