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School Choice Effort To Continue With $24 Million Federal Grant

By Darren Svan

Bluum was notified Thursday it was awarded a new $24.8 million federal grant that will help grow and strengthen Idaho’s charter school network.

“We are a state that really values parent choice for students. My colleagues in other states are impressed that we can still pass charter school legislation in Idaho that has bipartisan support,” said Bluum CEO Terry Ryan.

The state can expect new schools being built, more teachers and administrators being hired, expanded opportunities for new authorizers and an impact to the broader education system.

“Those are jobs for lenders, lawyers, architects as well as carpenters, electricians and masons. We hope these schools deliver results academically for students and their families, because the ultimate goal is to use this opportunity to help open and grow schools that are centers of excellence,” Ryan said.


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