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Idaho's 'go-on rate' shows no improvement
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Feb 14, 8:31 AM: Only 44.6 percent of the state’s high school graduates went straight to college last fall. That’s pretty much unchanged from the go-on rate the State Board of Education reported a year ago, and it’s a shade lower than the 2016 >
New charter school aims to reach rural Idaho students
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Feb 11, 7:52 AM: A new public charter school aimed at providing education to underserved rural Idaho counties is slated to open this fall.
Idaho education groups continue to express concern with proposed school funding formula
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Feb 11, 7:25 AM: Charter school advocates pushed hard for the shift to enrollment-based funding, and seemed to be the most enthusiastic supporters of the draft bill.
Charter schools: Don't compare us to regular schools
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Feb 11, 6:41 AM: Idaho’s public charter schools are similar in many categories to traditional schools, the report says, but charter schools tend to have a lower poverty rate among students, fewer students in minority groups or who have special >
Education groups express concerns with proposed school funding formula
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Feb 8, 7:52 AM: Any proposal would repeal Idaho’s 25-year-old attendance-based funding formula in favor of an enrollment-based model where money would follow the students.
Bill to expand mastery education pilot program introduced
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Feb 8, 7:12 AM: A bill to let more schools take part in the state’s mastery-based education pilot program was introduced into the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.
Commentary: The lessons we learned from the phased-out program PTECH
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Feb 1, 8:31 AM: The idea seemed so simple: connecting students with career opportunities to bridge the gap between high school and the world of work. For some students, that gap doesn’t exist. For others, it is a chasm impossible to >
This online program aims to prepare rural Idaho kids for kindergarten. And it’s free.
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Jan 14, 6:44 AM: Thanks to a federal grant, a free online kindergarten readiness program will be offered this fall to 4 and 5-year-olds in rural areas across Idaho.
Bluum secures federal funding to assist statewide charter schools
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Jan 11, 7:53 AM: Idaho is among eight states to receive funding through a federal program to help open or expand public charter schools.
After her re-election, Ybarra hired campaign allies to Department of Education jobs
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Jan 11, 6:54 AM: Sherri Ybarra’s campaign manager and an Ybarra campaign donor have landed jobs at the State Department of Education since her Nov. 6 re-election.
Want your child to attend a charter school? Open enrollment is underway — or will be soon.
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Jan 9, 7:34 AM: Open enrollment for south-central Idaho’s four public charter schools begins either this month or in February, depending on the school, for the 2019-20 school year.
New Idaho governor says education will be his top priority
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Jan 8, 8:24 AM: Idaho Gov. Brad Little said Monday his top priority for the state budget is education, and he plans to create a new cabinet of educators and parents to advise him.
HP executive urges education reform — but careful reform
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Jan 8, 7:48 AM: The world’s next industrial revolution presents a “huge opportunity” for Idaho, if the state can modify its school system to match it.
Idaho apprenticeships grow — but they don't align with the '60 percent goal'
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Jan 4, 8:31 AM: From a numbers standpoint, Idaho’s apprenticeship program is growing. More than 1,500 students are registered apprentices, up more than 50 percent in less than two years. More than 280 companies have a program in place — and this >
'It can’t just be education. It can’t just be industry.' A partnership template
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Dec 26, 9:12 AM: After eight years, Idaho has made only limited progress toward an ambitious goal to convince high school graduates to continue their education. What will it take to change the trends — and change the lives of young >
Struggling Kuna charter school continues to address parent, staff concerns
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Dec 26, 7:52 AM: Parents and staff have been concerned about inconsistent and limited communication from the Project Impact STEM Academy board of directors.
Idaho Senators Introduce Bill To Create Permanent Funding To Rural Schools
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Dec 20, 7:19 AM: Idaho and Oregon senators introduced a bill to create a permanent source of funding for rural schools. The measure is designed to help counties with a large percentage of federal land.
Opinion: If Idaho achieves its 60 percent goal, everyone benefits
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Dec 6, 7:58 AM: The State Board of Education eight years ago set an ambitious goal of having 60 percent of Idaho’s 25-34-year-olds holding a postsecondary credential by the year 2020.
Protect the right to school choice
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Dec 6, 7:08 AM: We chose virtual school for our son Zac in Kindergarten to meet his academic needs. Idaho Virtual Academy offers Zac rigorous curriculum tailored to his needs where he can move swiftly through lessons, even earning college credits >
Letters to the editor: Online education
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Nov 29, 7:27 AM: Many students graduate from high school not knowing what they want to do with their futures. Fortunately for me, I have discovered my passion at a young age. Thanks to my career readiness classes at my online school, Idaho Technical >

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