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What is MESH and What Might it Mean for School Accountability?

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In my life before Idaho I helped to lead an evaluation of a school-based youth program in Chicago that focused on some of that city’s most at-risk students. The program’s counselors taught a curriculum that focused on teaching values and skills that would help students stay out of trouble and excel in school. The evaluation team found that the program worked—students in it were less likely to be involved in criminal activity and did much better in school.

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Innovation Spotlight: Jonathan Dinger

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Bluum is excited to introduce you to the dedicated leaders and high quality schools that we are working with to ensure Idaho’s children reach their fullest potential. Grace Lutheran School opened its doors to the Pocatello community over 60 years ago.

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Moving Idaho’s Schools Forward Means Expanding School Options

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Education Week — the nation’s education journal — gave Idaho a D+ (ranking 48th), and an F on school finance, worst in the country. Idaho’s graduation rate is lower than all but eight states. These are tough numbers to stomach, but they should motivate improvement efforts. Idahoans are concerned about their schools and want better.

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How Idaho School Choice Helps Us Dream Big For Our Children

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Like every parent, we dream big for our children and whenever possible we try to personalize opportunities to meet their individual needs, interests and skills. We know our children well and want to provide them with every opportunity to grow and succeed in college and beyond. The same principles apply to their K-12 education.

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