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Thayn develops another early graduation program, but this one needs state dollars upfront (video)

Rep. Steven Thayn, R-Emmett, really wants high school kids to get their secondary coursework done quickly so they can go to college early. Thayn, a former teacher himself, proposed Thursday what he calls his "8 in 6 Program," a process through which he says high school students can graduate early, take college courses and cut […]

Schools to begin applying for early graduation pilot program Sept. 1

Two weeks from Monday, officially Sept. 1, school districts around the state can being submitting their applications to be part of a pilot program that could forever alter the way public education is delivered in the state of Idaho.  Known as the Mastery Advancement Pilot Program, or MAPP, the six-year-long pilot project looks to award […]

Otter signs off on early graduation program (video)

Gov. Butch Otter has given the Idaho State Department of Education the green light in developing a program that will allow high school students to graduate early and receive a state-funded scholarship for doing so. The program, known as the Mastery Advancement Placement Program, or MAPP, is the brainchild of Reps. Steve Thayn, R-Emmett, and […]

Rep. Steve Thayn discusses final passage early graduation plan (video)

Rep. Steve Thayn, R-Emmett, took a moment between floor sessions Monday to meet with IdahoReporter.com to discuss the final passage of the Mastery Advancement Pilot Project, or as it is more commonly known, MAPP. Thayn teamed with Rep. Branden Durst, D-Boise, to craft the legislation prior to the legislative session.  MAPP is the first of its […]

Early graduation bill gets nod from House

Early graduation proposal headed to governor The plan proposed by Rep. Branden Durst, D-Boise, and Rep. Steven Thayn, R-Emmett, to allow high school students to graduate up to three years early from high school and receive a state-funded scholarship for doing so received final legislative approval Wednesday. The House approved the Mastery Advancement Pilot Project […]

Senate approves early high school graduation program, with changes

The Idaho Senate Tuesday approved a pilot project that would allow high school students to graduate early and receive funding to attend state universities.  Senators added a six-year expiration date to the program, so it will need to be approved by the House again. The Mastery Advancement Pilot Program (MAPP) would let students take a […]

BSU president Kustra seeks to redefine state universities, praises legislation

Boise State University President Bob Kustra sees serious problems in funding cuts to higher education across the nation, but wants to do something about it at his school without the oversight from the state of Idaho. Kustra stood before the House Education Committee Tuesday to outline some of his school's plans to deal with budget […]

Hard six-year limit added to early graduation pilot project

The Idaho Senate approved adding a six-year time limit to a plan to allow some public high school students to graduate early and receive a scholarship to attend public universities and colleges.  The Mastery Advancement Pilot Program (MAPP) would let students test out of classes or full years of instruction.  The program could be tested […]

Early graduation pilot project pulled during Senate debate

Sen. Russ Fulcher, R-Meridian, pulled a proposal to allow students to graduate high school early during debate on the issue Thursday. Fulcher is sponsoring the Mastery Advancement Pilot Program (MAPP), which would let students test out of classes or full years of instruction. Fulcher said he wanted to make sure that the six-year test project […]

Senate Ed. panel approves early graduation pilot project

Rep. Branden Durst, D-Boise, borrowed a line from Boise State University football coach Chris Peterson when presenting to the Senate Education Committee about his plan to allow high school students to graduate early from high school and receive state-funded scholarships by doing so.  Durst said that the plan would "make the best version of all […]

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