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School Choice

Parents Support Charter Schools – And Want More

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Parents across the country like charter public schools, and want more of them. The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools released a national survey of parents last week that shows “78 percent of parents support having a charter public school in their neighborhood and 73 percent support more charter schools opening nationwide.” Further, “an equal number of parents support the idea of allowing parents to choose their child’s public school, regardless of where they live.”

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Talking Innovation Schools With Representative Wendy Horman

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The idea behind the bill is to allow the professionals who work closest with Idaho’s children to define how they view success for students and to allow them to create the environment to achieve that.

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Innovation Spotlight: Matthew Murphy

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Interview with Matthew Murphy, 9th Grader at Compass Public Charter School, Meridian. In conjunction with National School Choice Week we interviewed our student rally speakers about what choice means to them and the effect it has had on their education.

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Ready for More Change

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The last 15 years or so has been a busy time for public education in Idaho on at least seven fronts. But what do ordinary Idahoans think about all this?

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Idaho School Choice Week

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Over 1,200 students, parents, educators, and legislators came out to support school choice and Idaho’s myriad of K-12 learning options as part of National School Choice Week.

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“Charters Under Threat” A Panel Discussion

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Bluum hosted a panel of national experts on charter public schools to discuss the recent challenges to the charter sector and offer advice to Idaho’s school leaders and policymakers. Panelists explained the four-year journey for a bipartisan coalition in Washington that succeeded in passing charter school legislation.

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School Choice Rally Draws Large Crowd At Statehouse

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1,000 students, parents, & educators marched with Bluum down Capitol Blvd. wearing yellow scarves & holding signs reading “Let me Learn” to celebrate Idaho School Choice Week.

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How Idaho School Choice Helps Us Dream Big For Our Children

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Like every parent, we dream big for our children and whenever possible we try to personalize opportunities to meet their individual needs, interests and skills. We know our children well and want to provide them with every opportunity to grow and succeed in college and beyond. The same principles apply to their K-12 education.

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Idaho Ready For Change: 2015 People’s Review Public Opinion Poll

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Public education is critical to Idahoans. In fact, they are more likely to point to public education (50%) as the most important issue facing Idaho today than they are to point to “the economy” (40%), with another 9% saying it is “the environment.”

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