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Education Inequality

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Swim Rather Than Sink

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How Bluum’s finance team serves Idaho’s public charter schools by Alan Gottlieb In Idaho and across the country, Bluum is best known for helping launch high quality charter schools, and ensuring that those schools have top-flight leaders and excellent facilities in which to carry out their mission.  Outside of Idaho’s charter school community, however, fewer people are aware of another, no…

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Data Shows Rise in Idaho’s Hispanic Student Population

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by Angel Gonzalez Education facts from Idaho’s Hispanic Data Book Getting new data on education in Idaho is a treat, particularly for folks who are working to make data-driven decisions to improve our state’s system. There are few opportunities I get throughout the year where I am able to eagerly rummage through new data that tells a story about where…

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Gaps in Academic Achievement Persist for Low-Income and Latino Students

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By Angel Gonzalez, Director of Research All students deserve a chance to succeed. Although we who care about education believe this, it is clear that some students do not get the same opportunities as others based on the conditions into which they are born. In the statewide math test, only 30 percent of low-income students scored proficient or advanced on…

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The Go-On Rate Debate: A Culture Of Low Expectations

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This post first appeared on Idaho Education News | By Angel Gonzales I am going to offer up what may be an unpopular opinion, Idaho’s 60 percent go-on rate goal is low, really low. I think about the goals that I would set for my children. I don’t want to see 40 percent of my children be unprepared for attaining…

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Nonprofit Releases Report On Hispanic Parents

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Idaho nonprofit organization Bluum released a new report Wednesday with insights from Hispanic parents in southern and eastern Idaho about their children’s education.

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A Need To Listen To Hispanic Families About Their Education Options

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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…

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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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Caldwell District’s Investment In Migrant Families

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It’s early Saturday morning. I’m sitting next to a friend of mine who invited me to volunteer at a leadership conference organized by the Caldwell School District’s Migrant Education Program. It is definitely a family affair, preschool-aged children fidget in between classroom tables and teens sit next to adults as they wait for day’s agenda.

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Principal Data May Highlight Gender Inequity in Idaho

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Earlier this month, our team wrote a piece to celebrate International Women’s Day and acknowledge the women who work in Idaho’s education system. We thanked the many women who champion innovative ideas in education and celebrated women principals leading some of the best schools in the state.

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In Education Poverty Does Not Need to Be Destiny

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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.

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