Research

hispanic families

A Need To Listen To Hispanic Families About Their Education Options

1024 411 BLUUM

This Post First Appeared In Idaho State Journal | By Terry Ryan and Angel Gonzalez Hispanic students are among Idaho’s fastest growing demographic groups, making up 17.7 percent of enrolled public K-12 students today. Even more, the number of children in this demographic is projected to grow another 11.7 percent by 2019. Hispanic students also fare worse on Idaho’s state achievement tests than students…

read more
Dots mark school growth in the Treasure Valley

Treasure Valley School Expansion Must Be Smart, Targeted

1024 411 BLUUM

The Treasure Valley is one of the country’s fastest-growing regions. Those of us who live here see evidence of this in new construction, traffic jams and long lines at our favorite grocery stores and coffee shops.

read more
Demanding a Chance: Students sit next to each other working together on school work

Parents Support Charter Schools – And Want More

1024 411 BLUUM

Parents across the country like charter public schools, and want more of them. The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools released a national survey of parents last week that shows “78 percent of parents support having a charter public school in their neighborhood and 73 percent support more charter schools opening nationwide.” Further, “an equal number of parents support the idea of allowing parents to choose their child’s public school, regardless of where they live.”

read more
Idaho Ready for Change: What Idahoans Really Think About Education in Idaho

Ready for More Change

1024 411 BLUUM

The last 15 years or so has been a busy time for public education in Idaho on at least seven fronts. But what do ordinary Idahoans think about all this?

read more
A wheat field at dusk

In Education Poverty Does Not Need to Be Destiny

1024 411 BLUUM

The needs of Idaho’s K-12 student population are changing. The Gem State is expected to see net growth in lower income households and net declines in households with annual incomes above $50,000. We are also becoming more racially diverse.

read more

Idaho Ready For Change: 2015 People’s Review Public Opinion Poll

960 720 BLUUM

Public education is critical to Idahoans. In fact, they are more likely to point to public education (50%) as the most important issue facing Idaho today than they are to point to “the economy” (40%), with another 9% saying it is “the environment.”

read more
Students sit in a classroom looking at computers

When It Comes to Education Innovation Learning Comes First

1024 411 BLUUM

The digital age has brought many opportunities to teach in new and innovative ways but a new study by the Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) reports on the academic outcomes for students in online schools across the country and the results are not good.

read more