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Treasure Valley charter school look to recruit Latino students
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Sep 13, 7:21 AM: Anthony Haskett wants his charter school to be representative of all communities in the Treasure Valley, so he’s starting early — even before breaking ground on the school — to recruit Latino students and educate their families on >
Reclaim Idaho launches education funding initiative
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Sep 5, 6:32 AM: Reclaim Idaho has filed paperwork for a voter initiative that would boost corporate and high-end individual income tax rates, and put more than $170 million a year into K-12.
Editorial: White Pine board must restore its legitimacy
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Sep 3, 6:25 AM: White Pine Charter School is a high-performing school full of excellent students and teachers. It has recently established the only high school in the city specializing in the fields of science, technology, engineering and >
Charter commission seeks to weather the storm after a summer of controversy (CER in the news)
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Aug 30, 8:35 AM: As Idaho’s charter school sector grows, reaching an enrollment of 25,000 students, the commission has become a polarizing force. Some charter leaders still defend the commission, despite recent missteps. Reed has been trying to mend >
Charter school shows academic improvement as advocates point to bias
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Aug 23, 5:57 AM: The embattled charter school that was criticized by state leaders for poor academic performance saw significant growth this year on its standardized test scores.
98 percent of Idaho teachers earn top marks on evaluations
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Aug 6, 7:32 AM: More than 98 percent of Idaho teachers earned one of the top two overall scores on their evaluations during the 2018-19 school year.
Idaho Public Charter School Commission takes responsibility for comments, open meeting violations
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Aug 2, 7:49 AM: The Idaho Public Charter School commission has taken responsibility for violating Idaho’s Open Meeting Law and undergone training after complaints were raised following a recorded April executive session.
Jerome 'unlikely' to oversee Heritage Academy
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Aug 1, 7:33 AM: Jerome School District Superintendent Dale Layne “would be surprised” if trustees in his district agreed to take over Heritage Academy’s operating charter.
More than 2,000 New Charter School Seats to Open this Fall
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Jul 31, 4:52 AM: At least 2,274 new charter school seats will open up across Idaho this school year.
A.G.'s office: Charter commission appeared to violate open meeting law
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Jul 26, 6:46 AM: The Idaho Attorney General's office has found that the Public Charter School Commission appeared to violate Idaho’s open meeting law during a closed-door meeting in April, Idaho Education News reports. Attorney General Lawrence >
Advocates' Group Wants the State to Disband its Charter Commission
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Jul 25, 7:11 AM: A charter school advocacy group wants the state to disband the commission that oversees most of Idaho’s charter schools.
City commission orders embattled charter school to stop using facility
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Jul 25, 7:07 AM: With the new school year approaching, Blackfoot’s planning and zoning commission is ordering Bingham Academy to stop using its existing facility.
Opinion: Charter School Commission Executive Session Comments were Hurtful
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Jul 17, 5:37 AM: The Commission does not exist to advocate for charter schools, nor to denigrate them. I sincerely hope that this episode will not diminish that role or cause people to lose faith in public charter schools or use it as a reason to >
ISJ Editorial: Charter school commission, state’s leaders must address audio recording controversy
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Jul 15, 6:59 AM: The standoff between several of the state’s charter schools and the state commission that oversees them has escalated to the point that now the Idaho Attorney General’s Office is involved.
Opinion: What went wrong? The Idaho charter school movement
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Jul 11, 5:25 AM: The Idaho charter school movement is failing. The schools are not failing. The leadership is failing.
Idaho Coalition of Charter School Families blasts State Charter School Commission over closed-door meeting
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Jul 8, 5:13 AM: The Idaho Coalition of Charter School Families is speaking out about an Idaho Public Charter School Commission closed-door meeting that was accidentally recorded and then released.
Idaho education lacks accountability. Leaders seek answers through task force
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Jul 2, 6:07 AM: The chairman of the Senate Education Committee told an education task force Monday that he is worried about accountability in education and student success.
Idaho Coalition of Charter School Families blasts State Charter School Commission over audio recording
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Jun 28, 5:22 AM: A recently released audio recording of an illegal executive session held on April 11, 2019, by the Idaho Public Charter School Commission, unveils a troubling track record of deception, manipulation, philosophical bias, and >
Idaho charter school commission chair responds to criticism from charter schools after accidental release of audio recording
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Jun 24, 7:57 AM: An audio recording of an Idaho Public Charter School Commission closed-door meeting has prompted two charter schools to express doubts about the commission’s integrity and oversight.
Charter network pushes back on Caldwell School District fees
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Jun 21, 7:16 AM: In March, the Caldwell School District board of trustees approved a policy asking charter and private schools to pay reimbursement fees if students from those schools want to participate in classes or sports programs through the >

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