Events

400 Attendees, 40 Schools & Community Partners Celebrate Choice in Education

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All kids deserve a school that works for them. That’s why we brought together a variety of schools of all types to help families learn about their options for the 2019-2020 school year. The event was one of 240 separate events held across the Gem State to celebrate National School Choice Week. There were drawings, student performances, music, and a…

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New Ideas for a New Era of Public Education In Idaho – Discussion with Dr. Paul T. Hill

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In late January, Idaho law- and policy-makers and education stakeholders joined Bluum for a special dinner and discussion about new ideas for a new era of public education in Idaho. After Terry Ryan welcomed our distinguished guests, Idaho Charter School Network‘s President, Bill Russel, took a moment to present two lawmakers with the Champions for Charters Award. Sen. Lori Den…

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Free School Booth at Family School Fair – January 24, 2019

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All kids deserve a school that works for them. That’s why we’re bringing together educators, who are collectively focused on helping children reach their fullest potential, to empower families to find learning options that best fit each unique child’s needs. Families will visit Idaho’s excellent schools under one roof during our FREE School Fair & Celebration at The Galaxy Event…

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Family School Fair – January 24, 2019

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All kids deserve a school that works for them. Learn about your options for the 2019-2020 school year and empower your student to find the school that best fits their interests and needs. Visit Idaho’s excellent schools under one roof during our School Fair & Celebration at The Galaxy Event Center at Wahooz on Thursday, January 24, 2019 from 4:00-8:00…

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Idaho New School Fellows break ground in Caldwell

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by Kristen McCarver Cars lined both sides of Chicago Avenue in Caldwell on a clear, warm, autumn day, and a growing crowd gathered near an excavator in the dirt lot that is the new home of Elevate Academy. Parents, future students, business partners, and even Caldwell’s Mayor, Garrett Nancolas, helped Elevate Academy break ground for their new facility (which will…

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School Open House, Big Success

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by Shay Angelo NAMPA, Idaho, October 2018: Gem Prep: Nampa held an open-house ceremony this month to celebrate the opening of their new school building located at 310 W. Iowa Avenue, Nampa, Idaho. The school community along with local business and education leaders attended the celebration. Students played an integral part in the ribbon cutting ceremony and festivities. A highlight of the…

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Innovation in American Education – Discussion with Checker Finn

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Idaho lawmakers, policymakers, school leaders, and education stakeholders joined Bluum for a special dinner presentation about the improvements and ongoing challenges in education over the last quarter-century and what the future holds for students in Idaho and the nation. Our goal was to stimulate discussion around the challenges of the past, the lessons learned from across the country in school improvement…

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National School Choice Week Celebration

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Held every January, National School Choice Week is an independent, non-partisan public awareness effort designed to shine a positive spotlight on effective education options for every child. From 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, supporters of school choice will come together in the first-floor Rotunda at the Idaho State Capitol to celebrate School Choice Week in Idaho on Thursday, January 25.…

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The Future of School Choice in Idaho

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This week, our CEO Terry was invited to lead a discussion about the future of school choice and public education in the state of Idaho as part of the NNU/KBOI670 Business Breakfast. We are grateful for the opportunity to have had an engaging discussion with an audience who is invested in the future of school choice for students in our…

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Expanding Excellence for Idaho’s Children

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By Suzanne Metzgar It may not be gaining national attention—at least not yet—but an educational renaissance is transpiring right here in the Gem State. Bluum is a new organization working to revolutionize educational opportunities for Idaho’s children. Our early successes, combined with the transformational work underway, has the potential to reshape the education landscape for future generations. Created just two…

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