- Financial concerns continue for four charter schools
- Jun 14, 7:09 AM: The Idaho Public Charter School Commission will leave in place letters of financial concern that apply to four charter schools.
- Idaho’s education leaders and stakeholders have invested in — or considered — a range of measures aimed at improving the academic achievement of students in poverty.
- Jun 7, 6:11 AM: "It’s not just about money,” said Rep. Wendy Horman, a prominent Idaho lawmaker and state budget writer. “It’s also about things like (school) leadership and a no-excuses culture."
- Letter: Attending school online has been a good choice
- > Jun 6, 5:52 AM: I was worried that a brick-and-mortar school wouldn’t have all the resources I needed to succeed. That’s why I made the decision to choose a different route for my education and attend school online. Because of this choice, I was
- Providing a ‘Pathway’ to higher education
- > Jun 3, 6:57 AM: It has been a good year for local high school students’ acceptance rates to prestigious summer programs throughout the country — due in part to the efforts of local college admissions counselors at Palouse Pathways, a nonprofit
- Column: Misconceptions plague Blackfoot charter schools
- May 28, 6:11 AM: It is an era of fake news. Recent national headlines have demonstrated that anyone can make an accusation and have some outlets in the media take it seriously, even when it is not supported by credible evidence.
- City could force embattled charter schools to relocate
- May 23, 6:32 AM: City officials could force two embattled public charter schools out of their current facilities, igniting uncertainty over where hundreds of K-12 students will attend classes next school year.
- Little announces new K-12 education task force
- May 16, 7:27 AM: The governor and his advisers said the task force’s purpose is to prioritize a set of goals and then direct policy and budgetary resources toward those areas.
- Walk and Bike to School Day planned at Anser Charter School
- May 8, 5:22 AM: Students will be walking and rolling to school along with parents, teachers, public officials, health partners, and representatives from IWBA and the American Heart Association.
- Rural patrons, students seek more education options
- Apr 30, 7:30 AM: Brownlee is one of 29 students taking college-level classes in person from the College of Eastern Idaho in Salmon, a rural town three hours north of Idaho Falls and two-and-a-half hours south of Missoula, Mont.
- Opinion: If charter school in McCall advances, our community’s values decline
Public school budgets were getting spread thinner and thinner as more and more families chose to divest from the system in favor of “school choice.
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- Meridian Medical Arts Charter School seniors preparing for graduation
- Apr 25, 7:39 AM: Meridian Medical Arts Charter School will soon celebrate its fourteenth graduating class and its biggest, with 50 students earning their diplomas. There are still a few things left to do before the big day approaches.
- Science, community-focused charter school in the works for Caldwell
- Apr 22, 7:46 AM: A new science and community-focused public charter school for K-8 students could be coming to Caldwell next year.
- Editorial: When Idaho charters gain, traditional schools lose
- > Apr 17, 6:56 AM: State dollars follow students into the charter schools. But the loss of a student or two from a classroom here or there does not reduce the need to assign a teacher in each of those settings. Nor does the cost of supplies, utilities
- West Ada school helping at-risk students graduate high school
- Apr 12, 6:18 AM: West Ada School District’s Rebound School of Opportunity is giving students another chance to earn their high school diploma in a nontraditional setting: four hours a day of computer time, no talking allowed.
- Opinion: Idaho needs to focus on getting its students to college
- > Apr 11, 6:56 AM: The recent scandal over fraudulent admissions at “elite” private colleges takes attention from another real problem in college admissions: Too few high school graduates proceed to college, and too few college students graduate. In
- Idaho's $40 million stake in charter school buildings
- > Apr 5, 5:37 AM: There are two sides to the coin that is Idaho’s school building conundrum. While traditional schools have to secure voter support for plant facilities levies and bonds — and the latter requires two-thirds supermajority support —
- A charter financing bill sails through the Statehouse: What would it do?
- Mar 26, 5:10 AM: A complicated plan to help charter schools save money on bond payments has been months in the works, according to a charter school lobbyist.
- House passes Little's Opportunity Scholarship boost on close 38-30 vote
- > Mar 20, 6:21 AM: During the debate, Rep. Barbara Ehardt, R-Idaho Falls, decried last year’s legislation to make up to 20 percent of Opportunity Scholarships available to adult completers as opposed to high school graduates going straight to college,
- 'Where the industry is going': College of Southern Idaho plans for agriculture program changes
- Mar 15, 6:53 AM: As the agriculture industry evolves and technology advances, the College of Southern Idaho’s agriculture department is revamping some of its offerings in the interests of better preparing students for the workforce.
- Bill would allow teens to use state money to pay for workforce training
- Mar 15, 6:47 AM: A bill moving through the state Legislature would allow high school students to use state money to pay for workforce training programs like apprenticeships.