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Idaho Virtual Academy Invites Students To Enroll For 2018-19 School Year
Mar 22, 5:41 AM: Families choose to enroll in IDVA for a wide variety of reasons. Some are advanced learners, motivated to increase their knowledge beyond the basic course offerings, while others come to online school seeking a more >
No hard feelings: New charter school will impact school district, still on track to open 2018
Mar 21, 6:56 AM: District officials emphasize there is no animosity toward the new charter school. They said this is an opportunity to collaborate in educating students. Wendy Johnson, Kuna School District superintendent, said PiSA >
Letter: School choice vouchers
Mar 15, 4:37 AM: Recently, an opinion article was submitted by the combined Idaho Teachers Union, Superintendents Association, and School Board Association decrying the effects of School Vouchers taking away their public tax dollars. I >
Controversial scholarship bill is dead for the session
Mar 14, 4:58 AM: The Senate Education Committee will not hold a hearing on a controversial private school scholarship bill, effectively killing the proposal for the year, the bill’s sponsor and the leaders of three education groups said >
The Idaho legislature is advancing a private school scholarship bill
Mar 7, 6:47 AM: Magic Valley school leaders are divided on a proposal moving through the Idaho legislature to create a scholarship fund to help some families pay for private school tuition.
Flurry Of Education Bills Wind Through Idaho Legislature
Mar 5, 7:03 AM: The House passed a bill to create a new administrator’s certificate for charter school leaders. Midvale Republican Rep. Judy Boyle is pushing House Bill 566, which she said is intended to foster innovation and >
House Education approves private school scholarship bill
Mar 1, 6:35 AM: With Chairwoman Julie VanOrden controlling the swing vote, the House Education Committee voted to advance a private school scholarship bill Wednesday.
Dept. of Education works to blur the lines between high school and college
Mar 1, 6:17 AM: Last week the Idaho Department of Education, in concert with the State Board of Education, hosted a Student Readiness Symposium at the College of Western Idaho.
Private school scholarship bill draws large crowd
Feb 26, 6:46 AM: More than 100 people packed the Statehouse Friday morning for a hearing on a private school scholarship bill, forcing officials to open a second committee room to accommodate the overflow.
4 charter schools will open in Valley this fall. Is one of them right for your child?
Feb 19, 6:40 AM: Henning is the executive director and guiding spirit behind Peace Valley Charter, one of six new charter campuses set to open in Idaho this fall in a spurt of charter school creation not seen in more than a decade. Four of >
House Education introduces new private school scholarship bill
Feb 15, 7:40 AM: The House Education Committee voted Wednesday to introduce a bill that would create new scholarships students could use to pursue an education outside the public school system.
Students reject online classes, split schedules as solution for overcrowded classrooms
Feb 8, 7:15 AM: High school students in Sioux Falls would rather see new buildings than creative scheduling or online classes as a solution to overcrowded classrooms.
Minidoka County School District Board approves new charter school
Jan 29, 6:50 AM: The Minidoka County School District Board approved a new charter school called the Advanced Regional Technical Education Coalition Industrial, or ARTEC-I.
Why do parents choose charter schools? 3 families share their experiences
Jan 26, 8:02 AM: Whether it’s smaller class sizes, the opportunity to play an instrument in a school orchestra or the chance to learn outdoors, parents have many reasons for choosing a charter school for their children. >
Parents vent about school-of-choice elimination at school board meeting
Jan 24, 6:57 AM: At least 100 people attended the meeting to provide feedback to the board regarding the proposed boundary changes and the board's recent decision to end its 20-plus-year school-of-choice policy.
District 25 eliminates school-of-choice policy, tables changes to boundaries
Jan 18, 8:03 AM: Rather than giving students an option, all incoming high school students — starting next year — must attend the school that corresponds to the boundary where their primary residence is located.
‘Virtual High School’ is an option of Idaho students
Jan 17, 6:57 AM: The Boise-based charter school is one of six accredited public online schools in the state. In 2016, around 4,500 students attended virtual schools, according to the Idaho Public Charter School Commission.
‘Packed into this space’: Xavier Charter School eyes future school expansion
Dec 12, 6:22 AM: The current building — which houses 708 kindergarten through 12th graders — is overcrowded. There’s a huge waiting list of 287 children. There isn’t enough classroom space and the building wasn’t designed to accommodate >
Pocatello-Chubbuck patrons push back at prospect of nixing 'school of choice' policy
Dec 6, 6:25 AM: The Pocatello-Chubbuck School District is facing blowback from patrons over the prospect of nixing its “school of choice” policy and carving up new mandatory boundaries for high schoolers.
Pathways In Education provides alternative education to struggling Nampa students
Nov 27, 7:21 AM: Pathways In Education Charter School opened in August and offers a unique form of education in the Nampa School District, English teacher Carrie Cook said.



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