BW Preview: The High Cost of Being a Student

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When more than 250,000 Idaho students return to class this week and next, most will have the prerequisite supplies of notebooks, pens and paper. But according to social service agencies, an increasing number of children will be empty-handed on the first day of school, as their parents struggle in a failing economy.

In this Wednesday's Back-to-School issue of BW, we examine the high cost of being a student and teacher in Idaho.