About Bluum

Bluum is a non-profit organization committed to ensuring Idaho’s children reach their fullest potential by cultivating great leaders and innovative schools. We work to help Idaho become a national model for how to maximize learning opportunities for children. With the help of our partners, Bluum works to create 20,000 new, high-performing school seats in Idaho in 10 years.

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Bluum works to transform learning in Idaho and beyond. We believe in empowering educators who put children first and supporting those who take risks to help all students rise to their full human potential. We know that Idaho can become a national model for how to maximize learning.

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Bluum is an Idaho-based nonprofit that cultivates quality learning opportunities for all Idaho children and families by growing the reach of innovative teachers, leaders and effective school models. Working with local, regional and national partners Bluum grows innovative leaders and school models through the Idaho New School Fellowship, offers school support and management from in-house financial experts and shares research and learning innovations to help education thrive in Idaho and beyond.

Idaho New School Fellowship

The Idaho New School Fellowship targets Idaho’s neediest students (those attending schools with 70 percent or greater free and reduced price lunch rates) by providing educational leaders with the advanced leadership training and local expertise needed to launch a successful school. Idaho New School Fellows are empowered to plan, develop and launch a high-performing public school in an underserved Idaho community. Bluum and the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) are partnering to offer a highly-selective, paid, two-year experience that includes full participation in the KIPP Fisher Fellowship. Fellows will be part of a national KIPP cohort of school leaders, and participate in Idaho specific training related to financial management, community engagement and navigating legal requirements for establishing a new school in the Gem State. New School Fellows are expected to launch gap-closing schools in Idaho’s most underserved communities, and will receive grant support during their start-up phase.

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