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Idaho’s Blueprint for Red State Higher Education Reform

Disruption of higher education is not inevitable. The higher education industry has weathered online education, for-profit schools and the COVID-19 crisis. Perhaps many mid-level liberal arts schools will close down in the next decade, but generous public subsidies may well keep more than a few alive through these troubling times.

Advocates of higher education reform cannot sing lullabies about the unsustainable trajectory of higher education. Concrete action is needed, and red states can lead the way.

Events in Idaho during the past two years should interest all Americans. Idaho is among the reddest of states, with Republican supermajorities in both

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Boise State students oppose legislature’s education bills


Mike Satz, the executive director of the Idaho 97 Project, a group which aims to combat extremism in Idaho’s politics, spoke to students on Boise State University’s campus on May 1, 2021, about the Legislature’s efforts to curtail educators.


Boise State University students gathered on Saturday afternoon in front of the Administration Building to express opposition to recent bills in the Idaho Legislature that have targeted state education curricula and funding.

The rally of about 20 people was organized by students angered by passage of House Bill 377, a law signed by Idaho Gov. Brad Little on

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Calls grow for Michael Moriarty, state education board member from Holyoke, to resign

A statewide teachers union and its Lawrence local are calling for a Board of Elementary and Secondary Education member to resign over comments he made at a recent meeting, days after three state lawmakers, several city officials and Congresswoman Lori Trahan also called for his removal.

Board member Michael Moriarty, executive director of the OneHolyoke community development corporation, has apologized for his remarks during a discussion of the state’s school accountability system, saying he “never meant to disparage people who live in Holyoke and Lawrence.”

The board voted on April 20 to solicit public comment on regulatory changes that would

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Digital Education Content Market to Grow by USD 42.93 billion during 2021-2025|Rapid Penetration of Internet-enabled Devices to Boost Growth|Technavio | State

NEW YORK, April 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The digital education content market is expected to grow by USD 42.93 billion during 2021-2025, expanding at a CAGR of almost 12%. The report also throws light on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the market and the new opportunities and challenges market players can expect. The impact can be expected to be significant in the first quarter but gradually lessen in subsequent quarters – with a limited impact on the full-year economic growth.

The report offers a detailed analysis of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the market in

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Lawrence mayor seeks resignation of state education official after ‘offensive’ remarks

Apr. 25—LAWRENCE — Mayor Kendrys Vasquez is calling on Commissioner of Education Jeffrey Riley to permanently remove a Department of Elementary and Secondary Education board member for what the city leader says are inflammatory comments insinuating underperforming school districts refuse to take action to improve.

Vasquez said he will not accept Michael Moriarty’s personal apology for the comments and that if he does not resign from the DESE board he wants Riley — Lawrence’s former state-appointed superintendent — to remove him. Should that not happen, the mayor plans to petition Gov. Charlie Baker to do so.

At Tuesday’s DESE meeting,

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