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Leadership

Elevate Construction Teacher with Student in the Shop

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 will empower Idaho charter schools to grow, mentor,…

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Leadership in Times of Stress: How to Put People First in the Digital World

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Entering our third year of COVID and an ever-growing world of uncertainty from the workforce to war, leadership is harder now than ever before. One thing is certain. Leaders must be more intentional than ever, making sure their cups are full before pouring too much into those around them. Join us May 18th, for a discussion with nationally recognized motivational speaker, entrepreneurial leader, veteran, and author, Mike…

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A True Original

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Charter School Pioneer Celebrates Retirement by Alan Gottlieb Jackie Collins is retiring at the end of this school year, after leading Idaho Arts Charter School in Nampa since it opened in 2005.  Jackie is one of Idaho’s charter school pioneers, and the K-12 school she has led is the second-largest brick-and-mortar charter school in Idaho, serving some 1,300 students. Almost half…

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Melissa Stevens teaches her English class

Two Journeys, One Destination

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Two alumni return to Compass as teachers by Lindsay Trombly ‘I VALUED WHAT I WAS TAUGHT’ Being a teacher was always in the plan. Melissa Stevens now teaches at Compass Public Charter School in Meridian, and knew her calling ever since her time as a student at Compass. Stevens attended Compass in 2005, when the school first opened, as a third…

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Idaho School leaders at the Civil Rights event

Civil Rights in Today’s School Environment

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Legal Updates, Guidance, and Practical Planning Strategies by Lindsay Trombly Last week, Bluum hosted a free Advanced Civil Rights Training Workshop for a diverse group of representatives from Idaho’s rural and urban district schools, public charter schools, and more. The event was led by two nationally recognized civil rights attorneys, the founders and partners at Civil Rights Solutions: Renita Thukral, and…

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“Idaho Students Need Her”

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Internationally-educated student returns to teach in rural Idaho by Lindsay Trombly Ana Earl, Teach For America (TFA) Corps Member and first-year Social Studies Teacher, at Forge International School moved around quite a bit in her youth — living in not just Idaho — but in other countries such as Azerbaijan and England. She said it was hard being the new kid…

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Rob Roberts

Idaho’s “Friend of Education”

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Local business owner creates needed classroom space for students   by Lindsay Trombly Rob Roberts’ dedication to Idaho students began with “just a wild hair” to move from Pennsylvania to Idaho, where he founded R&M Steel in 1969.   Rob Roberts at Western School of Heavy Equipment, Weiser, ID 1968. Photo courtesy of the book “BOISE An Illustrated History” by Merle…

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Bluum Finance Team

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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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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Together Teacher: Create a Personal Organization System

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Teachers are coping with unprecedented pressure and strain this year. There is so much to keep organized and it can be hard to manage tasks and time so that they can maintain some balance in their lives. Because of this, Bluum and Teach for America Idaho are partnering to provide teachers with training on how to manage it all and…

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