School Models

Little Audience, Big Ideas: Idaho New School Fellow creates STEAM Learning Opportunities

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Libraries are generally known to be quiet places, but on Early Childhood STEAM Day, when you step through the doors at Caldwell Public Library, an enthusiastic murmur can be heard somewhere to the left. Idaho New School Fellow Anthony Haskett regularly teams up with the Caldwell Public Library to harness the excitement and energy of 30 preschoolers into free STEAM activities. This…

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New charter school aims to reach rural Idaho students

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by Savannah Cardon, Idaho Press MIDDLETON — A new public charter school aimed at providing education to underserved rural Idaho counties is slated to open this fall. Forge International is a K-5, year-round public charter school that will bring international baccalaureate education to students in Canyon, Gem and Payette counties. International baccalaureate education is an internationally recognized program designed to…

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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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Idaho’s Charter School Students are Learning

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A new study that focuses on K-12 students says the school-age population in the Treasure Valley has increased by nearly 40 percent since 2000.

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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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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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Follow Our Fellows – Building the Future

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Launched in 2016, Bluum’s Idaho New School Fellowship aims to transform education for Idaho’s neediest students by empowering educational leaders who are passionate about improving the prospects of children. We seek to recruit top education talent into the ranks of Idaho’s public school leadership. Amanda and Brad have worked intentionally to ensure their school is diverse-by-design; personally canvassing neighborhoods, visiting…

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This new charter school in Garden City is a ‘miracle’ for one family

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by Michael Katz, Idaho Statesman Considering where she and her family were just a year ago, the sight of Sara Aquino’s two daughters walking through the front doors of Future Public School in Garden City brought tears to her eyes. Aquino, her husband Kevin Matos, and their daughters Zoaris and Samaris moved to Boise from Puerto Rico seven months ago.…

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Career-technical charter school coming to Caldwell, set to open in 2019

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by Savannah Cardon, Idaho Press CALDWELL — A career-technical charter school for middle and high school students is looking to open in Caldwell next year. The proposed Elevate Academy would be a year-round public charter school focused on growing the labor pipeline for technical jobs and industry professionals. Monica White, the school’s co-founder, said the shortage of such professionals has…

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