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Parents drop lawsuit against West Ada Education Association
Nov 24, 8:29 AM: Parents suing the West Ada Education Association agreed to dismiss the case Monday, after the union’s president said in court filings that it does not intend to call for future strikes.
State Board of Education amends enrollment reporting rule
Nov 24, 7:51 AM: The State Board of Education approved an amended rule Monday afternoon that will allow schools to be funded based on enrollment reporting rather than average daily attendance.
Idaho Public School Enrollment Drops, Virtual Schools See Big Gains
Oct 28, 6:44 AM: Idaho public schools are serving 4,554 fewer students than they did last school year, marking the first time since 1997 that the state has seen a decline in enrollment.
Thousands of parents apply for grants to offset cost of remote learning
Oct 23, 6:56 AM: Thousands of Idaho families are flocking to apply for their share of a $50 million federal grant designed to offset the cost of remote learning.
Parents suing West Ada Education Association, claiming illegal strike
Oct 21, 7:41 AM:

A group of parents have filed a lawsuit against the West Ada Education Association, claiming this week's sick-outs are an illegal strike.

Parents Divided on Merits of West ADA' Sickout'
Oct 20, 6:20 AM: The West Ada school board wants students to continue with part-time in-person learning, despite news last week that Ada County has been elevated to a “red” level for high risk of COVID-19 spread.  The union says that’s too >
Hundreds of West Ada teachers planning mass 'sick-out' for Monday
Oct 16, 8:28 AM: Hundreds of teachers in the West Ada School District are planning a mass "sick-out" for Monday, leaving the district scrambling to figure out how to cover classes.
Opening during a pandemic: A public charter school welcomes students for the first time amid COVID-19
Oct 9, 6:22 AM: Whittaker attended virtual Mosaics school board meetings, met with her son’s fourth-grade teacher and said she felt her worries dissipate. With the precautions the school was taking, Whittaker said she felt confident her >
Dissatisfied West Ada parents form organization called 'Parents Choice and Voice'
Oct 6, 4:55 AM: Parents have been holding rallies, sending emails, and making phone calls— urging the district to bring back in person learning.
District 25 parents to host rally in support of schools resuming in-person learning full-time
Sep 16, 5:54 AM: Concerned Pocatello-Chubbuck School District 25 parents are hosting a rally at the Portneuf Wellness Complex on Wednesday to persuade the district to allow students to go back to school full-time.
Commentary: An Education Innovation That Beats Learning Pods
Sep 8, 8:33 AM:

Idaho gives seventh graders $4,125 each to customize their high-school educations.

Nampa students, parents rally for in-person learning, sports
Sep 3, 6:19 AM: Several dozen attended the rally, which began at about 11 a.m. The group waved signs and chanted “let us play” and “online learning is not learning."
Charter schools say flexibility, responsibility crucial for successful school year
Aug 20, 6:35 AM: There are roughly 2,390 students enrolled in charter schools in Cache County — about one-third as many as students are in Logan City School District, and 13% as many as in Cache County School District. >
Opinion: Opting out of public school this fall? Legislators won't help your transition
Aug 18, 5:20 AM: Legislative leaders have summarily decided to shut down any talk of expanding school choice options for the upcoming academic year. The reason? They claim there’s not enough time to consider school choice options. Thus, >
New charter school Pinecrest Academy opens amid pandemic
Aug 17, 4:31 AM: The school will open in a hybrid schedule, with about half of the students attending on Monday and Tuesday, and the other half attending on Thursday and Friday. Teachers will provide work for students to complete at home. >
Opinion: Lawmakers refuse to help families who want school choice
Aug 17, 3:59 AM: Legislative leaders have summarily decided to shut down any talk of expanding school choice options for the upcoming academic year. The reason? They claim there’s not enough time to consider school choice options. Thus, >
Virtual charter schools are another option for Idaho families
Aug 10, 7:09 AM: Parents weigh their choices on where to enroll their kids for school, and they have another option to add to the list. The Coalition of Idaho Charter School Families says they see growth and interest in their virtual >
Blackfoot charter school using flexible teaching approach as recruiting tool
Aug 4, 6:11 AM: A local public charter school that emphasizes technology has sought to use the flexible approach it's taking toward teaching amid the COVID-19 crisis as a recruiting tool.
Survey: More than 175,000 Idaho Kids Lack Remote Learning Devices
Jul 8, 7:51 AM: Over half of Idaho’s K-12 students don’t have a remote learning device, according to information school administrators submitted to the State Board of Education.
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.



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