- FIELDS program gives Shoshone Bannock High School students options
- > May 18, 5:15 AM: But now the foundation for indigenous education, leadership development, and sustainability, or fields program, has partnered with the high school, allowing them to get a better understanding of their options after high school,
- Letter: Virtual charter schools fill needs
- > May 16, 6:23 AM: The Idaho Coalition of Charter School Families firmly believes that there are two basic principles in what makes charter schools a quality option: choice and opportunity. Parental choice has been a longstanding value for the Idaho
- For-profit partnerships fuel oversight concerns at virtual schools
- > May 9, 5:20 AM: All but one of Idaho’s 16 online schools are consistently among the state’s lowest performing schools. And in 2016-17, Idaho’s publicly funded virtual schools paid well in excess of $10 million to companies that provide digital
- Democratic candidates agree on most everything — except charter schools
- Apr 17, 6:28 AM: Democratic gubernatorial candidates A.J. Balukoff and Paulette Jordan agreed on most everything during a “Conversation about Education” hosted by the City Club of Boise Monday afternoon.
- Idaho's virtual schools struggle academically
- Apr 10, 5:26 AM: The more than 6,000 students enrolled in Idaho’s virtual schools perform well below their brick-and-morter peers on an array of academic performance indicators, from standardized tests to high school graduation rates.
- Two Canyon County charter schools incur academic sanctions
- > Apr 10, 4:52 AM: The charters for Heritage Community Charter School in Caldwell and Another Choice Virtual School in Nampa were conditionally renewed by the commission in 2018 and 2017, respectively. Both schools will be required to meet specific
- Commentary: Poverty is our biggest challenge in education
- > Apr 6, 6:27 AM: During the last Legislature there was an attempt to establish scholarships for low-income students to attend private schools. The idea was that these students would perform better in another environment. Despite good intentions,
- To Idaho’s next governor: Help charter schools do more for children
- > Apr 2, 5:30 AM: Idaho’s public charter schools are perennially some of the state’s highest performing schools on ISAT achievement tests in both English Language Arts and mathematics. The same holds for the high school SAT. Idaho charter school
- Otter vetoes charter administrators' bill, as 2018 session adjourns
- Mar 29, 5:22 AM: On the 80th final day of the 2018 legislative session, Gov. Butch Otter vetoed a bill to relax hiring criteria for charter school administrators.
- Idaho House fails to override Otter’s veto of teacher-evaluation bill
- > Mar 28, 6:53 AM: Idaho lawmakers failed Tuesday to override Gov. Butch Otter’s first veto of the year, unable to even rally a majority of the House – let alone the required two-thirds – to overturn the governor’s veto of a teacher-evaluation
- State partners to offer software programming apprenticeship
- Mar 28, 6:20 AM: Apprenticeship Idaho has partnered with the Idaho Technology Council to register a new junior software programming apprenticeship program called Code-to-Career — a first for Idaho.
- Idaho Virtual Academy Invites Students To Enroll For 2018-19 School Year
- > Mar 22, 5:41 AM: Families choose to enroll in IDVA for a wide variety of reasons. Some are advanced learners, motivated to increase their knowledge beyond the basic course offerings, while others come to online school seeking a more personalized
- No hard feelings: New charter school will impact school district, still on track to open 2018
- > Mar 21, 6:56 AM: District officials emphasize there is no animosity toward the new charter school. They said this is an opportunity to collaborate in educating students. Wendy Johnson, Kuna School District superintendent, said PiSA officials will
- Letter: School choice vouchers
- > Mar 15, 4:37 AM: Recently, an opinion article was submitted by the combined Idaho Teachers Union, Superintendents Association, and School Board Association decrying the effects of School Vouchers taking away their public tax dollars. I don’t know
- Controversial scholarship bill is dead for the session
- > Mar 14, 4:58 AM: The Senate Education Committee will not hold a hearing on a controversial private school scholarship bill, effectively killing the proposal for the year, the bill’s sponsor and the leaders of three education groups said
- The Idaho legislature is advancing a private school scholarship bill
- Mar 7, 6:47 AM: Magic Valley school leaders are divided on a proposal moving through the Idaho legislature to create a scholarship fund to help some families pay for private school tuition.
- Flurry Of Education Bills Wind Through Idaho Legislature
- > Mar 5, 7:03 AM: The House passed a bill to create a new administrator’s certificate for charter school leaders. Midvale Republican Rep. Judy Boyle is pushing House Bill 566, which she said is intended to foster innovation and personalization at
- House Education approves private school scholarship bill
- Mar 1, 6:35 AM: With Chairwoman Julie VanOrden controlling the swing vote, the House Education Committee voted to advance a private school scholarship bill Wednesday.
- Dept. of Education works to blur the lines between high school and college
- Mar 1, 6:17 AM: Last week the Idaho Department of Education, in concert with the State Board of Education, hosted a Student Readiness Symposium at the College of Western Idaho.
- Private school scholarship bill draws large crowd
- Feb 26, 6:46 AM: More than 100 people packed the Statehouse Friday morning for a hearing on a private school scholarship bill, forcing officials to open a second committee room to accommodate the overflow.