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  • September 21, 2023 - LAUNCH grants go live Oct. 3, sign up now for alerts

    Boise, Idaho – The application window for the Idaho LAUNCH grants opens Oct. 3, and Idahoans can sign up now at to get notified when high school seniors are able to apply. Idaho LAUNCH is an education and training grant program that was expanded this year to provide graduating high school seniors a one-time […]

  • June 15, 2023 - Governor’s Cup Scholarship recipients announced

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today the recipients of the 2023 Governor’s Cup Scholarships. Fundraising from last year’s Governor’s Cup brought in enough money for 39 scholarships to be awarded this year. Recipients were chosen from among more than 3,000 applicants by the Idaho Governor’s Cup Scholarship Fund Inc.’s 13-member board of directors. […]

  • June 15, 2023 - Little, Critchfield roll out “The Story of America” history curriculum for Idaho schools

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little and Superintendent Debbie Critchfield announced today the availability the fair, factual American history resource for Idaho schools called “The Story of America.” “The Story of America” is an American history curriculum for middle school and high school students that tells the factual story of our nation’s history while reinforcing […]

  • May 25, 2023 - Parent Advisory Council members chosen for Empowering Parents grant program

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little, Senate President Pro Tem Chuck Winder, and House Speaker Mike Moyle announced the members of the new Parent Advisory Council today. The purpose of the Parent Advisory Council is to advise the State Board of Education on ways to “implement, administer, and improve” the Empowering Parents grant program. The […]

  • April 18, 2023 - Gov. Little marks “100 Days of Achievement”

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little wrapped up the first 100 days of his second term as Idaho’s 33rd Governor last week, noting historic achievements in education, infrastructure investments, and tax relief. “Idaho’s success is no accident. When we improve schools, roads, water systems, internet access, outdoor opportunities, and public safety while delivering historic tax […]

  • April 6, 2023 - Gov. Little applauds productive legislative session

    Boise, Idaho – The Idaho Legislature adjourned “sine die” today, and Governor Brad Little thanked his legislative partners for working with him to advance his “Idaho First” plan this session. The Idaho Legislature approved 99-percent of the Governor’s “Idaho First” plan for tax relief and education and infrastructure investments. “Working together, we achieved major investments […]

  • March 30, 2023 - Idaho further advances education freedom

    Boise, Idaho – Idaho parents have even more school choice options on top of a long list of education alternatives in the State of Idaho after Governor Brad Little signed Senate Bill 1125 into law this week. Senate Bill 1125 allows parents to send their child to any public school in Idaho regardless of where […]

  • March 22, 2023 - Gov. Little applauds Senate passage of Launch to train students for in-demand careers

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little issued the following statement today applauding the Idaho Senate for its passage of House Bill 24, known as “Launch,” the Governor’s proposed solution to getting Idaho students trained for in-demand careers and keep Idaho students in Idaho. The Senate also passed the Launch trailer bill, Senate Bill 1167, which […]

  • March 14, 2023 - JFAC advances Governor’s public schools budget recommendation

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little commented today on the passage of his K-12 budget recommendation in the Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee this morning. “THANK YOU to JFAC for your support of our public schools this morning! You put Idaho students and families first by approving increased pay for teachers and classified staff across […]