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Gem Prep Online Posts Best Reading Scores in the State

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Press Release, 7/7/2021 | Download VIRTUAL SCHOOL RANKS FIRST IN STATE Gem Prep: Online (GPO) students ranked highest in the state on the 2021 Spring Idaho Reading Indicator, outperforming the state average by 30 percentage points. In a year that saw declines in education success across our state and nation, these virtual students thrived. 95% of Gem Prep: Online students…

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Parents’ Guide To Idaho’s School And Learning Choices

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By Terry Ryan and Suzanne Metzgar We’ve created this Parents Guide Idaho’s School And Learning Choices to empower parents! We want to provide a resource that defines your options and offers ideas for how best to take advantage of these for your child(ren). We believe that providing information about Idaho’s many — and growing — learning options can help parents…

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Defining Quality Deserves More Thought Than A Graduation Rate

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Idaho’s State Board of Education President Don Soltman shared some data on graduation rates that triggered angst among educators and policy leaders. Recent figures from the 2013-14 school year showed Idaho ranked 41st in the nation with a graduation rate of just 77.3 percent. Stoltman presented this information along with especially troubling details that virtual charter schools and alternative schools graduated a drastically lower percentage, 20 percent and 36 percent respectively.

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When It Comes to Education Innovation Learning Comes First

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The digital age has brought many opportunities to teach in new and innovative ways but a new study by the Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) reports on the academic outcomes for students in online schools across the country and the results are not good.

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