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EDGE school program creates global citizens
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Mar 2, 9:23 AM: One of the newest programs at Liberty High School, EDGE, is adpating the microschool concept to give students in all grades a chance to work through a variety of real-world issues.
Critics push back on school voucher legislation for Idaho families
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Feb 24, 9:11 AM: Critics say a voucher program pitched at the Idaho statehouse violates the state constitution because of where public dollars would go under the program.
Bill on charter school teaching certificates advances
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Feb 16, 9:40 AM: Legislation giving charter schools the flexibility to hire teachers who lack traditional teaching certificates advanced to the Senate floor Tuesday.
Opinion: Rural Idaho doesn’t have enough options for school choice
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Jan 19, 7:20 AM: I did not understand the power that came with the notion of school choice as I made my way through the K-12 system: not every school is the best option for every student. Many others didn’t see it either. Addressing this >
Technology, tutors and T-shirts: How Idaho schools will spend a $440 million federal windfall
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Dec 29, 8:53 AM: Three rounds of congressional coronavirus relief have injected some $680 million into K-12 coffers across the state in less than two years — good for about a third of Idaho’s annual public schools budget. >
Enrollment or attendance? Splitting hairs over K-12 funding in Idaho
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Dec 20, 6:46 AM: Any normal year, state budget writers build annual education budgets around the average daily attendance of Idaho’s more than 310,000 public K-12 students.
Some ins and outs of charter school oversight in Idaho
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Dec 6, 7:39 AM: It’s been a rough few months for three Idaho public charter schools.Two are shutting down after state leaders say they over-collected millions of state tax dollars. The other faces closure after a company its board chair >
Microschools have popped up in Idaho, but in unknown numbers
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Dec 3, 9:43 AM: Microschools have emerged in Idaho with little legal framework to shape them and no comprehensive tracking of their rise.
Opinion: Innovation classrooms provide new path for public education
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Nov 24, 7:55 AM: Instead, the Idaho Legislature passed Senate Bill 1046, giving parents the option of “innovation classrooms,” an approach to microschools within the public school system. Innovation classrooms are established as an >
K-12 Enrollment Rebounds, Virtual Schools See Declines
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Nov 9, 8:51 AM: Idaho’s K-12 public schools added thousands of students this school year, reversing last year’s pandemic-driven decline and resuming a years-long statewide upward enrollment trend.
Where are the students? Kids who live in Sioux Falls could be at Jefferson, or Tea, or Sioux Falls
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Sep 14, 10:20 AM: The Sioux Falls School District started the 2021-2022 school year with 29 more students in K-12 than last year.
Humphreys calls for school choice: Empower parents to choose for their children
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Sep 13, 10:54 AM: School-choice is the future for Idaho and for our children. The public education system should be supplemented with a robust network of free-thinking schools. It’s okay to think differently! 
Cardinal Academy opens doors to pregnant and parenting teens
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Sep 2, 11:29 AM: Life for new parents is not easy, particularly for teen parents navigating school. On Sept. 13, Cardinal Academy, a new public charter school in Boise for pregnant and parenting teens, will open its doors to students. >
New charter school opens in Grand Teton Mall
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Aug 26, 4:35 PM: The former Sears store in the Grand Teton Mall has been remodeled into a new charter school. Alturas Preparatory Academy will open for classes on Monday.
Idaho loses ground on the ISAT amid pandemic
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Aug 20, 3:14 PM: The share of students deemed proficient in reading and math by the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) declined during the pandemic, exacerbating a years-long trend of the state failing to meet its own standardized >
Boise’s Cardinal Academy, Meridian’s Gem Prep among four new charter schools set to open this fall
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Aug 19, 4:14 PM: Four new charter schools will open their doors in Idaho this fall — and lay the groundwork for a charter enrollment bump that could eclipse 1,400 students over the next seven years, charter support group Bluum announced >
Boise’s Cardinal Academy, Meridian’s Gem Prep among four new charter schools set to open this fall
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Aug 19, 4:10 PM: Four new charter schools will open their doors in Idaho this fall — and lay the groundwork for a charter enrollment bump that could eclipse 1,400 students over the next seven years, charter support group Bluum announced >
Student engagement drops – again – during the pandemic
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Aug 11, 10:03 AM: Only 45.7% of students reported being engaged with school during a 2021 survey. That’s down from 52.6% in 2019 and 65% the year before that. (Engagement scores dropped in 2019 when high school students were added to the >
Can Idaho’s charter schools diversify?
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Aug 6, 12:41 PM: On average, their students outperform their traditional school peers on nearly every measurable academic indicator. Yet in general, they underserve the state’s minority and poor populations — something critics point to in >
Idaho charters still stir debate
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Aug 4, 11:28 AM: After more than 20 years of operation, the schools are here to stay — a reality that’s taken traditional educators’ concerns about charters largely from whether they should be allowed to operate, to how to effectively >

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