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United Way partners with CapEd helping fund local early childhood learning opportunities

Placing an emphasis on early childhood education, accessible to everyone regardless of background.

Leaders in Learning: Supporting local classroom grants thru

If you care about education in Idaho, and you've heard of the crowdfunding website DonorsChoose, listen up.

Leaders in Learning: Boise School District Community Education Program winter sign-ups

Learning is taking place all over the Treasure Valley, and for the Boise School District that doesn't stop in the classroom!

West Ada teacher helps her 'little birds' spread their wings and fly

Carmen Larrinaga calls her kindergarten classroom at Christine Donnell School of the Arts in the West Ada School District her nest, and the students her little birds.


Leaders in Learning: Nampa School District's Nutrition Service's Food Show

The Nampa School District is serving up smiles, along with nutritious and delicious foods at their district Nutrition Service's Food Show at Skyview High School.

Lee Pesky Center debuts self-paced dyslexia course for Idaho educators, admin & counselors

Supporting students with dyslexia, that's the goal for Gem State educators.

Boise teacher ignites preschoolers' senses with sensory tools

Raven Gadient has begun incorporating sensory tools into her classroom to help promote child development.

Leaders in Learning: Getting hands-on with science experiments at Science Expo 2023

Science Expo '23 is an annual event that brings Treasure Valley middle school kids onto NNU's campus for hands-on science lessons.

Boise State Physics' Mobile Planetarium bringing space science to students across Idaho

It's an out of this world experience - that started on the Boise State Campus.

Innovative Educator: Caldwell teacher receives INDEEDS award

Syringa Middle School teacher Kristy Rudan received an Industry's Excellent Educators Dedicated to STEM award.

Garden Valley teams head to Washington D.C. for Future Cities National Competition

Not one, but three teams from Garden Valley are headed to Washington D.C. this weekend to battle it out for the top spot in the nations Future Cities Competition 2023.

Leaders in Learning: Garden Valley Future Cities team takes home national award in D.C.

Team Light of Learning's city "Hexagonia" won the best use of aerospace technology in a city, by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.


Ambrose School teacher incorporates real-life experience into science lessons

Josh Baker, a civil engineer, takes pride in transforming lessons from books into something students can do, see and hear.

Leaders in Learning: White Pine Elementary brings districts first book vending machine

Students are waiting anxiously to choose a book of their choice at this book vending machine located smack dab in the front of the school.

Leaders in Learning: Timberline High School team advances to National Science Bowl

A Timberline High School team won the regional competition of the National Science Bowl (NSB) and are heading to compete in the finals in Washington DC in April!

Idaho students compete in Vex Robotics Middle School State Championship

Some of Idaho's brightest middle schoolers travelled to Boise State University to battle it out for a top spot in the Idaho VEX Robotics Middle School State Championship.

Melba teacher uses escape rooms to teach math: 'I want them to have a happy experience'

Courtney Linker was named to 2023 class of Extraordinary Educators.


Results are in! Five Idaho teams compete in First Robotics National Competition

More than 18,000 students from 59 countries, including China, Turkey, Brazil, Romania, Australia and more, competed with team-built robots to complete specific challenges through team work.

Meridian music teacher brings pop and classical together in the classroom

Inside Dave Gabbard's classroom at Hillsdale Elementary, you will hear Beethoven and Mozart, along with high-energy hits like Rascal Flatts' "Life is a Highway."

Two Idaho robotics teams compete at First Robotics National Championship in Houston

Two student-led robotics teams from Idaho are in Houston this weekend to battle it out against 600 other teams from across the nation for the title of First Robotics National Champions.

Leaders in Learning: Boise School District Community Education Program spring sign-ups

Learning is taking place all over the Treasure Valley, and for the Boise School District that doesn't stop in the classroom!

Innovative Educator: West Ada counselor creates soothing space at school

Abby Stringer says her refreshed office allows students to share feelings or just get away from it all.

Idaho First Robotics Regional Competition heats up at the Ford Idaho Center

First Robotics teams across the Gem State converged at the Ford Idaho Center over the weekend to battle it out for the title of Idaho First Robotics State Champion.

Leaders in Learning: Boise students earn top honors at Western Idaho Science Fair

Student projects from Treasure Valley Math and Science Center and Timberline High School earned Best in Fair at the 2023 Western Idaho Science and Engineering Fair.


Meridian teacher wows students with themed music, snacks and activities

In Christa Snyder's kindergarten class, each day is a letter of the alphabet. On Wednesday, the letter was 'U' and students enjoyed USA-themed activities and snacks.

Innovative Educator: Garden City teacher puts students in an artist's frame of mind

Christina Wilkens believes the true value of the arts is creative problem-solving, confidence in ideas and the ability to collaborate.

Idaho Regional Botball Robotics Competition takes over Galileo STEM Academy

Last month, Galileo STEM Academy hosted the Idaho Regional Botball Robotics Tournament.


Leaders in Learning: Idaho teachers convene at I-STEM Institute for educational workshops

Educators from across the state are convening this week for STEM workshops.


Leaders in Learning: Boise WaterShed offering free & interactive water resource education

There are a lot of opportunities to get outside this summer, but what about enjoying the water, all while learning about local water resources and sustainability?

Leaders in Learning: Boise Farmers Market Sprouts Club

If you've been to the Boise Farmers Market, you've seen the Sprout Kids Club sign.

Leaders in Learning: Local Meridian High Schoolers win gold in HOSA Future Health Professionals International Competition

Meridian Medical Arts Charter sent 62 students to Dallas, Texas to compete in the 46th annual HOSA: Future Health Professionals International Leadership Conference.


Leaders in Learning: Boise School District Community Education Program fall sign-ups

Learning is taking place all over the Treasure Valley, and for the Boise School District, that does not stop in the classroom!

Leaders in Learning: STEM Day with Idaho STEM EcosySTEM at the Western Idaho Fair

Put on by the Idaho STEM Action Center and the Idaho STEM Ecosystem, this interactive all-day event will give kids of all ages the ability to get hands on with a spectrum of STEM and STEAM activities.

Leaders in Learning: ASM Materials Science and Technology Camp at Boise State University for local teachers

Boise State's Micron School of Science and Technology hosted a camp for local teachers and educators focusing on teaching materials science.

Leaders in Learning: Idaho Botanical Garden STEAM Nature Camp brings learning outside

Cultivating knowledge with the added benefits of a natural learning environment.


Leaders in Learning: Exploring the fascinating world of insects with a day of hands-on learning at Idaho's 22nd annual Bug Day

The 22nd annual Bug Day presented families with an enthralling day of bug-themed exploration and hands-on learning at the Idaho Botanical Garden!

Leaders in Learning: Every Kid Outdoors program gives 4th graders free entry to national lands and waters

If you're looking to explore Idaho's public lands and waterways or travel the country in search of breathtaking natural views - it's now FREE - if you're in the fourth-grade!

Leaders in Learning: Empowering Idaho teachers with free science training courses through the Idaho Department of Education

Idaho educators, if you're looking to connect with peers across the state and equip yourself with the latest methodology for science instruction - listen up!


Leaders in Learning: Middle school girls explore future STEM careers through TechGirlz conference and program

The non-profit, Women Innovators, is giving middle school girls the chance to explore STEM through a program called TechGirlz.

Leaders in Learning: Lee Pesky Learning Center Expands Literacy Pods for English Learners in Blaine County

The Lee Pesky Learning Center is expanding its literacy programming this fall for English language learners in Blaine County.

Leaders in Learning: Treasure Valley students take science outside the classroom and into the Boise River

The Boise River provided an opportunity for Treasure Valley students, potentially igniting the spark for future scientists.


'They get really excited': Boise teacher incorporates love of game shows with love of teaching

The 8th grade math teacher has a game show wheel in her class, which students spin for prizes after learning new concepts.

Leaders in Learning: Idaho's 2024 Teacher of the Year Trent Van Leuven of Mackay Jr/Sr High School

Idaho's 2024 Teacher of the Year is Trent Van Leuven from Mackay, Idaho!

Leaders in Learning: Hubbard Elementary unveils their brand new Robotics Explorer LEGO Lab

It's a big day at Hubbard Elementary School in Kuna as they unveil their new Robotics Explorer LEGO Lab.