Dozens of students from New Plymouth High School staged a walkout Wednesday morning after getting news via word-of-mouth that the school's principal had resigned the day before. The students claim he was "forced" to resign and say a formal announcement should have been made to students.
Sports is "an enormous investment" for Boise State University, but one that has paid off for the school as a whole, said BSU President Bob Kustra. "That Fiesta Bowl of 2007 really gave us a set of strategies on how we could take the rest of the university on the national stage that football took us in that year." Kustra plans to retire in June 2018. He spoke Nov. 17, 2017, two days after announcing those retirement plans.
BSU President Bob Kustra will retire in June 2018. In a Nov. 17, 2017 interview, he said Boise State University's growth and transformation over the years is perhaps his proudest achievement. He said he wishes he had been more effective at changing how Idaho universities are funded - for years, he's said he believes BSU is shortchanged.
BSU President Bob Kustra speaks Nov. 17, 2017, about the decision to cut the school's wrestling program and establish a baseball team instead. "While I know there's many wrestling advocates out there, they can't compete with America's national pastime," he said. His comments came during an interview two days after he announced he will retire in June 2018.
The West Ada School District and a local family disagree over the meaning of Idaho law governing immunization exemptions for kids entering school. The district initially denied school entrance to Sara Brady's son because she had not filled out a required form.
Common Sense Media's video tells the story of Emma, a 14-year-old girl who experienced cyberbullying like many students face. In this case, the cruel comments were all the more painful because they came from a close friend. Common Sense Media is a national nonprofit organization that helps families keep up on the latest social media trends and news that could affect students and others.
Kuna School District on Wednesday morning announced it has purchased a 60-acre parcel of land where it will build its new high school. Expected to open in 2020, the high school will alleviate overcrowding.
Brooke Kerley, student host for the new Borah Pridecast, got together with five faculty members May 4 to put finishing touches on the inaugural podcast, which was released May 9. Believed to be the Boise School District's first podcast, the Pridecast features varied student voices, hosted by Kerley and faculty members Chuck McHenry, Pat Rose, Rod Wray, Jennifer Boyd and Laura Johnston.
Finals week kicked off at Boise State University on May 1, but it's not all studying and stress. The university had a group of therapy dogs come to the quad to help students relax and enjoy themselves.