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Alturas Students & teachers get an up-close look at the remodeling in their new building.

Renovations on Track for Alturas’ New Building

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by Devin Bodkin, Idaho Education News Educators at Alturas are planning on an Aug. 1 move-in date. IDAHO FALLS — The telltale sounds of a construction site rang through the halls of the O.E. Bell building in downtown Idaho Falls as a handful of workers cobbled the subfloor of what will soon be a gymnasium in the south wing of the historic office building. “We should have everything done in…

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Two Young Educators Team Up to Build a New Charter School In Garden City

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by Teya Vitu, Idaho Business Review Two educators thought they would each build their own charter school in Boise, anchored with their $120,000 Idaho New School Fellowships from Bluum, a Boise-based new school incubator network. After Brad Petersen and Amanda Cox spent time together in the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) training for charter school principals, they decided it made…

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Two Idaho Schools Invited to Join National Effort to Reimagine K-12 Learning 

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 uture Public School and Treasure Valley Leadership Academy (TVLA) are proud to announce their selection as members of the 2017 Invent Cohort at NewSchools Venture Fund. The New Schools Venture Fund Invent Cohort represents a $5.6 million investment in some of the nation’s most promising school models. Idaho’s Future Public School and TVLA are among 29 organizations from across the…

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Duo to Create Dream School in Idaho

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by Andrew Reed, Idaho Ed News rad Petersen never considered a career in teaching — not as a child, not in high school and not in college. He was geared to embark on a law career, but detoured to a path in education. He’s now creating his dream school. “I’m committed to making the most successful school in Idaho and the…

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Gem Prep: Pocatello Students Learn Basics of Computer Coding with FabLab

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This Post First Appeared in Idaho State Journal | By Josh Friesen POCATELLO — The Gem Prep: Pocatello charter school has been putting a different spin on the way children are taught since the school opened in 2014. Its latest innovation? The FabLab. And inside, kids are learning in plenty of new and exciting fashions. “The point of the FabLab…

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Idaho Arts Charter School Cuts Ribbon For New School

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From Idaho Press-Tribune | By Alx George NAMPA — With big red scissors in their hands, executive director Jackie Collins and Idaho Arts Charter School trustees cut the bright red ribbon in front of the new school doors Monday afternoon. The brand-new Idaho Arts Primary Charter School is located on part of the old Broadmore Golf Course land off Shore Drive,…

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Sage International School Unveils Unified K-12 Campus

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Six years after Sage International School first opened on Parkcenter Blvd. in Boise they unveiled their newly unified K-12 campus. Sage bought and remodeled an 8 acre underutilized strip mall in a two phase plan over the last three years. The completed building houses nearly 1,000 students, featuring two Design Technology workshops, a Library & Technology Lab, Art Rooms, Performing…

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Alturas Academy Holds Open House Before First Day

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This Post First Appeared in East Idaho News | By Natalia Hepworth IDAHO FALLS — The new charter school, Alturas Academy opened its doors to the public for the first time this week. “We want to give the parents and the students an opportunity bring all (of) their supplies in so that when we start school next week, we can…

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Nampa District Approves Innovation Schools

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This post first appeared in Idaho Press-Tribune | By Alx George NAMPA — Though still in their infancy for the state of Idaho — and not without their controversy — innovation schools are coming to Nampa. The Nampa school district Board of Trustees approved two innovation school contractsat its Tuesday meeting. After hearing passionate testimony in support and opposition for…

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Gem Prep Working on Nampa Location

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Gem Prep Charter School is getting ready to open its doors in Nampa this August. The Nampa school district in October unanimously approved the school to be under advisory of the district. Since then, Gem Prep has worked to secure a building and solidify a student population. The building, though, is still being determined.

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