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Former V.P. Joe Biden launches his presidential campaign warning that Trump is a danger to the character of the nation. Also, on our Friday rundown: Six 2020 Dems to speak tomorrow at a forum in Vegas. Plus, thousands of Navajo homes get electricity for the first time.

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Public News Service - ID: Education

Idaho is one of four states that doesn't provide funding for pre-school education. (1001color/Adobe Stock)

BOISE, Idaho – The Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children is providing grants and support for the development of community preschools across the state. The organization's Preschool the Idaho Way project was launched last year with a toolkit for developing preschool collaborati

Blue pinwheels are the symbol for child-abuse prevention. (Airman Shawna Keyes/Wikimedia Commons)

BOISE, Idaho - How can children's advocates help Idaho families survive and thrive? The Strengthening Families Training Institute holds its 20th conference in Boise today, bringing together practitioners, educators and parents to learn about best practices for preventing child abuse and neglect. T

The University of Idaho developed BLOCK Fest in 2005 to harness the power of play in helping children learn. (Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children)

BOISE, Idaho - For young children, the building blocks of education could be just that - blocks. Groups are in Boise today meeting with lawmakers for Early Learning Day and also to tout the role that play has in teaching the youngest Idahoans. Brandi Nyhof, outreach coordinator for the Idaho Assoc

Idaho is one of only six states that doesn't invest state funds in preschool programs. (kayp/Twenty20)

BOISE, Idaho – Even for a sharply divided Congress, there's one issue that could prove to be a catalyst for collaboration across the aisle – early childhood education. The sixth annual national poll commissioned by the First Five Years Fund finds strong support from voters in both partie

At-home activities for young children can help prepare them for kindergarten. (READY! for Kindergarten)

BOISE, Idaho — A free workshop in Idaho is helping parents prepare their children for school. And it's filling a much-needed gap in the Gem State. Idaho is one of five states that doesn't invest in preschool, and only 30 percent of kids in the state are enrolled in a preschool program. When

Early-learning collaboratives are becoming affordable alternatives for giving kids the option of attending preschool in Idaho. (heatherdeffense/Twenty20)

KENDRICK, Idaho – A coalition is launching an effort to bring preschool to more Idaho kids, and kindergarten teachers say it could level the playing field for their students. The Gem State is one of only five states that doesn't invest in preschool, and Angie Tweit, who teaches kindergarten i

Both urban and rural parts of Idaho have seen increases in the number of homeless students. (ms_psych/Twenty20)

BOISE, Idaho – Homelessness and a lack of stable housing for their families has soared among Idaho students in the past few years, according to a new analysis. The state Department of Education has found that K-through-12 students without regular housing increased from about 4,700 in the 2010

Cindi Godfrey and Kristi Keeler of Kids Klub in Grangeville, Idaho, received their early education degrees while working, with support from an academic scholarship. (Kids Klub, Inc.)

GRANGEVILLE, Idaho - With the fall semester in session, a scholarship is helping Idaho child-care workers get back to school, too. About 30 early-care and education workers across the state have received IdahoSTARS academic scholarships, designed to address three pressing issues: low wages, high tu

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