MERIDIAN — The Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the local chapter of a national organization of food and nutrition professionals, has named Idaho State University professor Barbara J. Gordon Outstanding Dietitian of the Year for 2020.

BOISE — Presidents of 18 education associations in Southwest Idaho have signed a letter urging school districts not to cut their budgets amid state budget shortfalls. The teachers unions are asking school districts to hold off on budget cuts and instead use other funding resources, such as “…

The West Ada School District has extended its closure through April 3 in an attempt to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus in the Treasure Valley, as district officials take stock of the schools’ options for the rest of the year.

MERIDIAN — The West Ada School District will seek a $68.7 million bond this spring. If approved, the bond would fund, among other things, a new elementary school in south Meridian, a replacement facility for Eagle Elementary School of the Arts, a new school auditorium at the Idaho Fine Arts …

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Meridian school Chief Joseph School of the Arts was one of 362 schools recognized statewide as a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.

Editor's note: This article was updated Aug. 8 to clarify the nature of the lawsuit. The goal of the lawsuit is to eliminate kindergarten fees in Idaho, not to require districts to start offering free full-day kindergarten.

The Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine has named Chet Burrell at the new board of trustees chairman, the school announced Wednesday.

When he was serving in the United States Marine Band, Ben Blessing and his close friend decided to run the Marine Corps Marathon. Before his friend could, however, he died in an accident. Blessing decided he would run an ultra marathon, a feat of 42 miles, for him.