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Idaho students, teachers short 186,000 devices for remote learning, SBOE says
Jul 6, 6:20 AM: SBOE’s previous research found that economic status is one of the biggest factors determining whether students have access to a computer or other learning device.
One Idaho public school reopened during COVID-19. Here’s what classes look like.
Jun 18, 7:11 AM: Administrators decided to reopen, in part, so they could continue to offer hands-on career and technical training, which is difficult to simulate from home. But the driving factor was student behavioral health. >
Five New Charters will Open for Business this Fall
Jun 9, 6:52 AM: Nearly 1,000 elementary and middle school students will fill the halls of five new public charter schools across Idaho this fall.
Officials plan to expand charter school
May 21, 7:20 AM: Currently, the charter school houses kindergarten through sixth grade and had an enrollment of 311 students in the fall. Lambert said the school is currently seeing a re-enrollment rate of 98% and have over 120 new >
First Idaho public school will reopen Monday. It has nine days until summer break.
May 12, 7:13 AM: A public charter school in Fruitland will become Idaho’s first public school to reopen since the coronavirus pandemic closed schools across the state seven weeks ago.
Public Charter School Eyes May 18 Reopening
May 8, 6:04 AM: Local health officials approved Treasure Valley Classical Academy’s plan to bring students back to school in the coming weeks, Principal Stephen Lambert told EdNews Thursday.
Salvation Army announces plans to build a new charter school in Boise
May 4, 7:14 AM: The Salvation Army of Ada County Friday announced plans to expand the learning model at its school for pregnant and parenting teens -- Booth Marian Pritchett High School -- at their new building in west-central Boise. >
Remote Learning in Rural Idaho: A Closer Look at the Transition
Apr 30, 7:25 AM: Before the State Board of Education closed Idaho’s schools on March 23, some rural educators were already planning for a shutdown. Others had to pivot overnight. The coronavirus closure forced rural schools to confront all >
The coronavirus closed my school. How do I make sure my kids are still learning?
Apr 21, 6:12 AM: Specifics vary from school district to school district. But the Idaho Statesman contacted education leaders around the Treasure Valley for tips for parents trying to make sure their students are still learning in this new >
Virtual schools collaborate with State Department of Education
Apr 15, 7:54 AM: Districts all over the state are switching to online learning, but what about schools that were online to begin with? They're ahead of the curve, but some things are changing for them too.
Career tech programs see major changes as they move online
Apr 1, 7:11 AM: Teachers will videotape themselves as they work with welding machines and finish the remaining cars that had been dropped off for repairs by the community. Students who can access welding devices at home can continue >
Arts-focused public charter school to open in Meridian this fall
Feb 14, 8:24 AM: Doral Academy of Idaho, an arts-focused public charter school, is set to open in Meridian this fall. It will be the first Idaho location for Doral Academy Inc., an organization that manages charter schools in Florida, >
Charter school commission floats revamped accountability model
Feb 13, 7:49 AM: The Idaho Public Charter School Commission is gathering input on a proposed accountability model that would ease up and streamline performance expectations for the nearly 60 charter schools under its purview. >
Letter: Idaho Virtual Academy gave me a flexible learning experience
Feb 5, 7:39 AM: I’m thankful for this opportunity to have a say in my education. In high school, I wanted an option that would offer me a challenging course load while also allowing time to spend with family. Fortunately, I found the >
Low-performing online school posts unprecedented enrollment growth, again.
Jan 14, 9:52 AM: Despite the unorthodox arrangement and low student performance, district leaders insist the program benefits a chunk of Idaho’s home schoolers by providing them with learning resources they wouldn’t otherwise have. >
State of the State: Little prioritizes teacher pay raises in a tight budget year
Jan 7, 6:58 AM: In a tight budget year, Gov. Brad Little used his State of the State address Monday to prioritize raises for veteran teachers and other K-12 investments.
BSU is Tracking Student Achievement at Several Idaho Charters
Dec 12, 8:36 AM: Idaho’s largest university is tracking student achievement at nearly a dozen Idaho charter schools in order to evaluate the impact of millions of federal grant dollars.
Non-traditional teaching program focuses on rigor, flexibility to fill labor shortage
Dec 9, 8:39 AM: Kayla Gardner is in her second year as a special education teacher at Kimberly Elementary. While she has a degree in childhood development and worked for 10 years as a child life specialist, the transition to a career in >
Public Charter School Commission director announces resignation
Dec 6, 8:11 AM: Idaho Public Charter School Commission Director Tamara Baysinger will resign at the end of the month.
Charters see big enrollment growth amid pockets of steep decline
Dec 4, 8:02 AM: Public charter schools accounted for nearly half of Idaho’s overall enrollment growth from last fall, yet several appear to be reeling from decreased funding after posting some of the state’s steepest enrollment >



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