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Kristen McCarver

New Leadership for a New School Year

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Meet the newest leaders to join Bluum’s network of partner schools by Kristen McCarver  Bluum is committed to ensuring Idaho’s children reach their fullest potential by cultivating great leaders and innovative schools. Research shows that quality school leadership is a primary driver for improving student achievement, which is why we support our partner schools in seeking out the very best education leaders…

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Bluum Announces Two Idaho New School Fellows

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Bluum’s mission is to create, grow, and support high quality schools across Idaho. Research shows that quality school leadership is one of the primary drivers for improving student achievement. For the past five years, Bluum has offered the Idaho New School Fellowship (INSF) to help elevate top education talent into the ranks of Idaho’s public school leadership. The Idaho New School…

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Help Wanted – Teachers Needed

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New Charter Teacher Certification Empowers Local Educators  by Kristen McCarver  Part of Bluum’s commitment to Idaho’s families is taking risks to develop new approaches, so all Idaho students have access to a great education. During this year’s legislative session, our lawmakers approved one such approach – Idaho’s new Charter School Teacher Certification (full bill text here) will empower Idaho charter…

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TWO NEW FELLOWS JOIN THE 2021 IDAHO NEW SCHOOL FELLOWSHIP COHORT

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by Kristen McCarver and Lindsay Trombly Bluum’s mission is to create, grow, and support high quality schools across Idaho. Research shows that quality school leadership is one of the primary drivers for improving student achievement. For the past five years, Bluum has offered the Idaho New School Fellowship (INSF) to help elevate top education talent into the ranks of Idaho’s public…

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Four New Fellows Round Out Bluum’s 2020 Cohort

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by Kristen McCarver Earlier this year, Bluum introduced new Fellows Marita Diffenbaugh, Jewels Carpenter, Phil Diplock, and Keelie Campbell. Since then, three more Fellows have joined the 2020 New School Fellowship Cohort, to participate in a one to two-year program that prepares future leaders to develop and launch an effective, innovative, and financially sustainable public charter school. Bluum has supported 19…

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Resources for Families with Young Children Learning At Home

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Bluum and Public Impact partnered to curate a list of resources that families may use at home to support young learners—preschool to early elementary—during distance learning. This document compiles online resources, most of which are available at no cost, that address some foundational building blocks of early learning: These resources address five key components of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary,…

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Idaho’s Most Remote Public Charter School – Island Park

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by Kristen McCarver Idaho’s varied, naturally wild geography – from the rolling hills of the Palouse Prairie to the plains around the mighty Snake river – lends itself to a state full of communities that are just as diverse. For the most rugged and rural, public charter schools offer a unique way for people to create schools that are most…

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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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5th Grade Student From Ammon Creates Community Garden to Feed Hungry Families

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by Kristen McCarver Sidonah Colvin is on a mission to help feed hungry families in her community. She’s doing this by working with the mayor and other city officials of Ammon, Idaho, to create a community garden, and she’s doing it in the midst of a global pandemic. Sidonah’s project started at school – Alturas International Academy in Idaho Falls.…

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5 Things We Learned from Idaho Charter School Leaders as Their Students Switch to Online Learning — and 2 Thoughts for the Future

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by Kristen McCarver and Josh McCarty As the need to transition to remote learning grew more apparent, many of Idaho’s charter school leaders began to plan their transition from their current teaching methods to remote options. We brought these schools together virtually to talk about how they are working to serve their families, children and communities during the COVID-19 shutdown,…

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