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North Idaho STEM Charter Academy

U.S. Asst. Secretary for Planning, Evaluation & Policy Development tours innovative Idaho school

North Idaho STEM Charter Academy is one of the state’s highest performing schools; in addition to a 100% college acceptance rate, their inaugural graduating class also designed and built a satellite. As a public charter school, they have the freedom to innovate, and in turn share their best practices for success with other educators and schools.
In a recent visit to the school, Jim Blew, U.S. Assistant Secretary for Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, learned firsthand what makes North Idaho STEM Charter Academy, as he writes, “one of our nation’s schools that is improving our K-12 education system.” He published his takeaways on the U.S. Department’s Homeroom blog as part of the Rethink School series, which “features innovative schools and stories from students, parents and educators highlighting efforts across the United States to rethink school.
The Coeur d’Alene Press also covered Mr. Blew’s visit – full story here. Additional coverage on

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