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Better Together Than Going it Alone

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by Terry Ryan, CEO of Bluum, for Thomas B. Fordham’s Flypaper Competition or cooperation? The district-charter school debate has swung back and forth between these alternative strategies since the first public charter schools opened twenty-five years ago. No group has striven harder over that period to find a workable balance than the Seattle-based Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE). Better Together: Ensuring…

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Building a Community – Charter Makes a Home in Historic Building

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by Kristen McCarver The only immediate clue to the age of the building is a brass plaque embedded in the brick on the northwest side. “This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.” There’s a modern glass and steel awning that protects the entrance, and much of the façade is obscured by beautiful, mature trees. On…

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Redefining Catholic Education – The Treasure Valley’s First New Catholic School in 50 Years

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by Kristen McCarver & Terry Ryan Years of hard work, research, planning, and fundraising all culminated in one moment on a clear, hot July afternoon when parishioners streamed out of the Holy Apostles Catholic Church and worked their way across the parking lot to congregate in front of a brand-new mission style building. St. Ignatius Catholic School is the Boise-area’s…

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Duo to Create Dream School in Idaho

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by Andrew Reed, Idaho Ed News Brad Petersen never considered a career in teaching — not as a child, not in high school and not in college. He was geared to embark on a law career, but detoured to a path in education. He’s now creating his dream school. “I’m committed to making the most successful school in Idaho and the…

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Introducing Idaho’s New Education Entrepreneurs

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by Wendy Sand, Guest Contributor Innovation is in high demand. Consumers expect it of businesses. Businesses seek it out in their employees. And as we raise and cultivate the next generation of thinkers, it makes sense that we should also demand it of our educational system. This requires leadership that is not content with the status quo. That actively seeks…

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Beyond Textbooks

Troy Moves ‘Beyond Textbooks’ To Find Success

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This post first appeared on Idaho Education News | By Anthony Warn We in Idaho hear a lot about low test scores, go-on rates that are in reverse, debates about school funding formulas, and too many students unprepared for college and career. That’s why news about academic success coming out of a rural community like Troy is exciting and worth digging…

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Idaho Business Review

A Word With Terry Ryan of Bluum

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From Idaho Business Review | By Anne Wallace Allen Terry Ryan is president of Bluum, a project of the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation that will spend $3 million in Idaho this year on education projects around the state. Bluum creates and supports alternative education models with an emphasis on college and career readiness. Ryan, who has worked in education since…

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Expanding Educational Opportunities In Idaho

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From a presentation by Terry Ryan to the Idaho Farm Bureau Leadership Conference We are often asked why we need expanded educational opportunities in Idaho. For us at Bluum it goes back to one of our guiding beliefs, that school choice helps families, children and educators achieve more and do better. We all know that children learn in different ways. Students…

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Idaho Press-Tribune

Gem Prep: Nampa Gets $482,000 More in Grant Money

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Nampa’s newest charter school, Gem Prep: Nampa, has been awarded two grants prior to its planned opening in fall 2016.

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The Sage Green Team

High School Students Design Innovative Recycling Bin for Boise

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Students from Sage International School’s Green Team presented an innovative, sustainable program to promote recycling in parks at Tuesday’s Boise City Council work session. Sage students approached Boise Parks & Recreation with their new idea for an outdoor recycling bin, named Terra Luna, which addressed the City Council’s desire to increase the number of recycling bins in Boise’s parks. Over the last 18 months Sage students, in partnership with Parks & Recreation, have worked with community businesses to refine and construct Terra Luna, which mounts onto the city’s existing trash cans.

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