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Idaho’s Charter School Students are Learning

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A new study that focuses on K-12 students says the school-age population in the Treasure Valley has increased by nearly 40 percent since 2000.

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North Idaho STEM Charter Academy Celebrates Inaugural Graduating Class

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Founded as a K-8 school with the mission of providing its students with a rigorous and challenging learning environment, North Idaho STEM Charter Academy expanded in 2014, as part of the ’20 in 10′ strategy, to become a full K-12 school. On April 30, 2018, the school held a college signing day (complete with ball caps) to celebrate their first-ever…

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Idaho’s Charters Outperform State & National Averages on Nation’s Report Card

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A new study that focuses on K-12 students says the school-age population in the Treasure Valley has increased by nearly 40 percent since 2000.

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Shackled Education Pioneers – Idaho’s Public Charter Schools at 20

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By Terry Ryan and Julie Hahn As Idaho marks 20 years since the first charter schools opened in the Gem State in 1998 it is worth looking back at how the public charter movement started here. That’s the primary purpose of this report. But, as one revisits the history of Idaho’s public charter school program it is helpful to note how the…

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Data Shows Rise in Idaho’s Hispanic Student Population

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by Angel Gonzalez, Bluum Education facts from Idaho’s Hispanic Data Book Getting new data on education in Idaho is a treat, particularly for folks who are working to make data-driven decisions to improve our state’s system. There are few opportunities I get throughout the year where I am able to eagerly rummage through new data that tells a story about…

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Making STEM Education Count: A Letter From Students

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This post first appeared in the Coeur d’Alene Press | By North Idaho STEM Charter Academy‘s Class of 2018 As Juniors in high school, we are concerned about our future. Since we have started high school, we have taken on challenging classes in an effort to prepare ourselves for higher education. We all started taking high school level classes in…

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The Go-On Rate Debate: A Culture Of Low Expectations

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This post first appeared on Idaho Education News | By Angel Gonzales I am going to offer up what may be an unpopular opinion, Idaho’s 60 percent go-on rate goal is low, really low. I think about the goals that I would set for my children. I don’t want to see 40 percent of my children be unprepared for attaining…

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A Need To Listen To Hispanic Families About Their Education Options

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This Post First Appeared In Idaho State Journal | By Terry Ryan and Angel Gonzalez Hispanic students are among Idaho’s fastest growing demographic groups, making up 17.7 percent of enrolled public K-12 students today. Even more, the number of children in this demographic is projected to grow another 11.7 percent by 2019. Hispanic students also fare worse on Idaho’s state achievement tests than students…

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Study: School-Age Population in Treasure Valley has Risen 40 Percent Since 2000

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A new study that focuses on K-12 students says the school-age population in the Treasure Valley has increased by nearly 40 percent since 2000.

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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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