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Anser students buddy up to stroll through a nearby park. Photo courtesy of Anser Charter School.

Weighted Student Lottery Strengthens Idaho’s Charter School Pioneer

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by Alan Gottlieb As the 2021-22 school year began, Anser Charter School eighth-grader Sophia Acosta noticed something different about newly enrolled students: More of them looked like her. Sophia, who is Latina, is in her second year at the K-8 charter school in Garden City. She had previously attended district-run public schools in Caldwell and West Ada where a significant portion…

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Andy Johnson in the military

Continued Service: Veterans in Idaho Education

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by Alan Gottlieb While it might be little noticed by most people, military veterans are having a significant impact on K-12 education in Idaho. It seems only fitting on this Veterans Day to pay tribute to those men and women who have chosen to continue their service in classrooms, on boards, and in the public education policy realm. Greg Wilson, Senior…

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Idaho New School Fellows Emily and Deb cut the ribbon at Cardinal Academy

School is a Family Affair for these Idaho New School Fellows

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Cardinal Academy supports pregnant and parenting teens to finish high school by Lindsay Trombly Pregnant and parenting teens will arrive for their first day of high school at Cardinal Academy, Boise, Idaho, on Sept. 13. In tow will be their little ones, as Cardinal Academy offers childcare just downstairs from classrooms. This is just one of many of the benefits Cardinal…

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Idaho’s Charters Are Preparing Students for College and Career, Even During Distance Learning

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by Kristen McCarver Educators across the country are trying to figure out what the new normal will be, but for Addie and Luke, students at Sage International School of Boise, top of mind for next year is not how they will be learning, but the academic rigor of their senior year. Sage is a K-12 public charter school. Charter schools…

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Sage students and families cut the ribbon on Sages new unified building

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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An overlook of the downtown Boise skyline from a distance

Making Sure Investments In New Schools Serve Students That Need It Most

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Ask anyone who lives in Boise and they’ll either proudly or wearily tell you that the region is growing. This is true for the area’s schools as well—in just 15 years the number of school-aged Idahoans in Boise and the surrounding region has grown by 39 percent. During this growth, Boise has also experienced demographic changes as lower-income and minority families move to the region.

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Construction at Sage International School of Boise

Sage International School Grows In Structures, Enrollment

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From The Idaho Business Review | By Teya Vitu A new era starts now for Sage International School, the Boise charter school that has pieced together a single campus and all the K to 12 grades in its first six years. Sage has ambitions to become the first public International Baccalaureate school in the nation to offer all four IB…

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