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We empower, invest in, and support educational leaders who take risks and put children first.

LET LEARNING GROW.

EMPOWER

We empower educational leaders in the Gem State by providing one- or two-year fellowships to those who take risks and put children first.

Learn About Our Fellowships

INVEST

In partnership with the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation, Bluum serves as a funding intermediary and local champion for supporting entrepreneurial education ventures.

Our Funding Opportunities

SUPPORT & IMPROVE

Bluum provides partner schools with additional services and technical assistance. Our team can help elevate the business of running a school by reviewing financial infrastructure and identifying areas of strength and areas for improvement.

What Bluum Does

DISCOVER & INFORM

Bluum has become a go-to resource on education research and innovation. We aim to share the work of Idaho’s high performing schools and outstanding educators. Our hope is that it can become a national model for helping all children reach their fullest potential.

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Impact Stats

since 2015.

$19,432,387
FEDERAL CHARTER SCHOOLS PROGRAM INVESTMENT
14,989
TOTAL NEW SCHOOL SEATS CREATED
31
TOTAL IDAHO SCHOOLS SUPPORTED
$62,744,211
TOTAL PHILANTHROPIC INVESTMENT

Stories

More kids are having bad days: special education after COVID

By Alan Gottlieb
TIn the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the learning disruptions and isolation it created, schools are seeing extreme behaviors among a wider array of students than ever before – behaviors that used to be seen mostly in students identified as needing special education services for behavioral issues. These behaviors are putting stress on families, educators, and students, and making it more challenging for schools to return to what was once considered a normal learning environment. 

Idaho’s Public Charter Schools Embrace a Culture of Prevention for Students with Behavioral Challenges

By Jennifer Ribordy
To address the challenges, several Idaho public charter schools are leading the way by intentionally working together on the prevention and management of crises level student behaviors. Since September of 2020, these partners have worked with Bluum to demonstrate their commitment to prioritizing student safety by investing time and financial resources into ongoing training focused on building a “culture of prevention” relative to intensive student behaviors.

Introducing Idaho’s Charter Effort to House & Senate Ed Committees

It’s been 25 years since Idaho’s first charter schools opened their doors, yet misunderstandings of this model for public education still exist. This morning, our CEO, Terry Ryan, had the opportunity to share the history and impact of Idaho’s public charter schools on students and families with both the Senate and House Education Committees.

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2021 Annual Report

We have the privilege of serving some of Idaho’s finest school leaders in helping them educate and support their thousands of families and students. In 2021, the real heroes in our orbit were our 30 plus partner schools and their teams.

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Annual Report

Featured Publications

Upcoming Events

Latest Past Events

Rescheduled: How to Lead in Uncertain and Stressful Times

Future Public School 511 E 43rd St., Garden City

This Charter School Grant workshop announces the CSP grant, explain how to apply, and to answer questions. Please see bluum.org/idaho-csp-grant to see if your school meets eligibility requirements.