Feature Stories

We have great local leaders and teachers throughout Idaho and this page will provide stories of their great work in supporting students. The Idaho State Department of Education has seen teachers embrace technology, race to learn STEM, and show that a bear hug can help make learning fun.

Top Student Inventors Honored


(BOISE) – The winners of last weekend’s Invent Idaho state finals competition in Moscow will have an opportunity to display their ideas at the Idaho State Capitol on Invent Idaho Day, March 14.

Three Idaho Math Teachers Vie for National Honor


(BOISE) – Three Idaho mathematics teachers have been selected as Idaho’s state-level finalists for a national award recognizing their skills as secondary math instructors.

Back to School - Teachers Embrace Technology in the Classroom This Summer


(BOISE) – When children are let out in late spring to enjoy their summer vacation, that’s when teachers go back to school -- and some of the hottest of all the professional development courses, seminars and workshops available have involved integrating technology into the classroom.

Aerospace Scholars


(BOISE) -- Select high school students from across Idaho have earned a chance to visit the NASA Ames Research Center in Sunnyvale, Calif., this summer, part of the Idaho Science and Aerospace Scholars program of the State Department of Education.

Vision Charter Students Race to Learn STEM


(BOISE) -- Students at Vision Charter School in Caldwell are racing to prove their STEM skills. Literally. In fact, the students in grades 4-12 who have signed up for a special after school Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program will be showing off their skills at Firebird Raceway.

Bear Hugs Help Make Learning Fun


(BOISE) -- At Payette Primary School, learning is spelled F-U-N. A host of programs at the school are designed to get students, parents and the community involved in education, offering a “whole student” holistic approach to learning, from table manners to reading.

State Department Works to Feed Kids in the Summer


(BOISE) -- Across Idaho, children who rely during the school year on school lunch and breakfast programs for what might be their only nutritious meal of the day, often still have that need when the summer break begins.