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Idaho New School Fellow Brings Career-Technical Education North

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“Idaho is my home,” says Bluum’s newest Idaho New School Fellow, Marita Diffenbaugh, when asked why she’s inspired to create what will be a school of choice for students who qualify as at-risk, with CTE offerings that reflect workforce needs and opportunities in North Idaho. Marita is dedicated to using her strengths and experiences to ensure respect and opportunity for…

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Three Distinct Charter Schools, One Shared Mission: To Provide High-Quality Choices for Students in Rural Idaho

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by Alan Gottlieb This story originally appeared in The 74 on 1/29/2020 At 17, he’s old to be a high school sophomore, but academically, Axel lags far behind his classmates. School for him has been a series of frustrations and disappointments. Axel, who asked that his last name not be used for privacy reasons, has been kicked out of several…

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Idaho’s Public Charter Schools Stand Out on NAEP

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Administered across the country every odd year since 1969, NAEP is considered the “Nation’s Report Card.” According to the 2019 NAEP data, if Idaho’s Public Charter Schools were their own “state” they would be the number-one ranked state in America on both 4th grade reading and math NAEP assessments, and the 8th grade NAEP math assessment. They would be second…

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New Charter School Opens Doors Boasting a Classical Education for K-6

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by Nik Streng, The Argus Observer FRUITLAND — For the first time in more than 30 years, the Olde School in Fruitland will have students in the classrooms, as the Treasure Valley Classical Academy was set to open its doors this morning for the first day of school. The academy is a charter school in Fruitland, which will house kindergarten…

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Gem Prep Cuts Ribbon for Permanent Home

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by Max Cohan, Local8News.com POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) – Although the school year doesn’t begin until next week, dozens gathered at Gem Prep’s newest facility Thursday evening. The new building, which you may remember as a Sears, is now Gem Prep’s “forever home.” “It’s kind of crazy because it doesn’t feel like we’re part of a mall, it doesn’t feel like…

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New Compass Charter School Building Opens in Meridian

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by Alx Stevens, Meridian Press Students, parents and staff of Compass Charter School started the school year with a ribbon cutting for its new building. “I love it,” parent Brenda Hansen said at the Aug. 13 ceremony, a day before the start of school. Hansen has four children who will have classes in the new building. “All of them are…

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Remote Mountain Town Rallies Around New Charter School

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by Devin Bodkin, Idaho Ed News ISLAND PARK — The shriek of a circular saw rang through the woods that surround the old Star Lite Motel near Mack’s Inn Resort in Island Park. Cutting and cobbling strips of vinyl flooring is one renovation toward transforming the bygone eight-room motel into the remote mountain town’s sole public school. “People here have…

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Let’s Celebrate 2,274 New Learning Opportunities

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Mark your calendars to help us celebrate the opening of three unique schools, the expansion of two more, and the 2,274 new educational opportunities they represent for the children and families in their communities. Elevate Academy Idaho New School Fellows Matt Strong & Monica White have spent nearly two years building Elevate Academy, which will train and create a pipeline…

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Classical School Brings New Life to Classic Rural Community Building

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Overshadowed by a stately brick building in downtown Fruitland, the faded blue mailbox marked “Fruitland Community Library Book Drop” hints at the structure’s past purpose. Chain-link fence surrounds the entire perimeter to protect the $3.2 million-dollar transformation taking place inside. Constructed as a school in 1928, the stalwart structure has been a landmark ever since. When it was closed as…

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The Power of Place: New School Fellows Create McCall Community School

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Our Idaho New School Fellows are a growing and varied group of individuals who are creating innovative schools to prepare students to thrive in our rapidly-changing world. Meet Dr. Jenny Schon and Patrick Berg; two veteran educators who share a vision of a personalized, community-centered school that reflects the values of their rural Idaho town. McCall is a small mountain…

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