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Board gives Boise State clearance to join Big East

November 3, 2011

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho State Board of Education has given Boise State its consent to join the Big East Conference.

The board voted 7-1 Thursday to give university president Bob Kustra authority to move Boise State out of the Mountain West Conference and into the Big East.

Kustra told trustees he has had ongoing discussions with Big East representatives, though the school has yet to receive a formal invitation to join the conference.

Board approves Idaho online class requirement

November 3, 2011

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho is set to become first state in the nation to require high school students to take at least two credits online to graduate.

The state Board of Education gave the online education requirement final approval Thursday, despite heavy criticism of the plan at public hearings this summer.

The measure is part of a sweeping education overhaul that introduces teacher merit pay and phases in laptops for every high school teacher and student.

Fearless predictions for state quarterfinals

November 3, 2011

BLACKFOOT – Three out of four. Not a bad first week of fearless predictions of the Bingham County teams involved in the state football playoffs. Hopefully the area teams will continue their good play on the field and I will have three more predictions next week. That said, here goes the latest round of football previews for the upcoming playoff games.

Blackfoot @ Skyview 7 P.M. Friday

Rollin’ for a Cause aids six families

November 3, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Six families coping with the realities of juvenile diabetes received a little assistance Wednesday from the Rollin’ for a Cause fundraiser.

 

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