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Some ins and outs of charter school oversight in Idaho
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Dec 6, 7:39 AM: It’s been a rough few months for three Idaho public charter schools.Two are shutting down after state leaders say they over-collected millions of state tax dollars. The other faces closure after a company its board chair >
Microschools have popped up in Idaho, but in unknown numbers
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Dec 3, 9:43 AM: Microschools have emerged in Idaho with little legal framework to shape them and no comprehensive tracking of their rise.
Opinion: Innovation classrooms provide new path for public education
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Nov 24, 7:55 AM: Instead, the Idaho Legislature passed Senate Bill 1046, giving parents the option of “innovation classrooms,” an approach to microschools within the public school system. Innovation classrooms are established as an >
K-12 Enrollment Rebounds, Virtual Schools See Declines
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Nov 9, 8:51 AM: Idaho’s K-12 public schools added thousands of students this school year, reversing last year’s pandemic-driven decline and resuming a years-long statewide upward enrollment trend.
Where are the students? Kids who live in Sioux Falls could be at Jefferson, or Tea, or Sioux Falls
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Sep 14, 10:20 AM: The Sioux Falls School District started the 2021-2022 school year with 29 more students in K-12 than last year.
Humphreys calls for school choice: Empower parents to choose for their children
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Sep 13, 10:54 AM: School-choice is the future for Idaho and for our children. The public education system should be supplemented with a robust network of free-thinking schools. It’s okay to think differently! 
Cardinal Academy opens doors to pregnant and parenting teens
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Sep 2, 11:29 AM: Life for new parents is not easy, particularly for teen parents navigating school. On Sept. 13, Cardinal Academy, a new public charter school in Boise for pregnant and parenting teens, will open its doors to students. >
New charter school opens in Grand Teton Mall
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Aug 26, 4:35 PM: The former Sears store in the Grand Teton Mall has been remodeled into a new charter school. Alturas Preparatory Academy will open for classes on Monday.
Idaho loses ground on the ISAT amid pandemic
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Aug 20, 3:14 PM: The share of students deemed proficient in reading and math by the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) declined during the pandemic, exacerbating a years-long trend of the state failing to meet its own standardized >
Boise’s Cardinal Academy, Meridian’s Gem Prep among four new charter schools set to open this fall
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Aug 19, 4:14 PM: Four new charter schools will open their doors in Idaho this fall — and lay the groundwork for a charter enrollment bump that could eclipse 1,400 students over the next seven years, charter support group Bluum announced >
Boise’s Cardinal Academy, Meridian’s Gem Prep among four new charter schools set to open this fall
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Aug 19, 4:10 PM: Four new charter schools will open their doors in Idaho this fall — and lay the groundwork for a charter enrollment bump that could eclipse 1,400 students over the next seven years, charter support group Bluum announced >
Student engagement drops – again – during the pandemic
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Aug 11, 10:03 AM: Only 45.7% of students reported being engaged with school during a 2021 survey. That’s down from 52.6% in 2019 and 65% the year before that. (Engagement scores dropped in 2019 when high school students were added to the >
Can Idaho’s charter schools diversify?
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Aug 6, 12:41 PM: On average, their students outperform their traditional school peers on nearly every measurable academic indicator. Yet in general, they underserve the state’s minority and poor populations — something critics point to in >
Idaho charters still stir debate
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Aug 4, 11:28 AM: After more than 20 years of operation, the schools are here to stay — a reality that’s taken traditional educators’ concerns about charters largely from whether they should be allowed to operate, to how to effectively >
Idaho’s K-12 federal relief plan turned away, needs revisions
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Jul 23, 4:10 PM: Idaho’s plan to spend hundreds of millions in federal K-12 relief money failed to gain U.S. Department of Education approval on first review, and it has gone back to the state for revision.
College entrance exams scores dropped post-pandemic
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Jul 19, 12:27 PM: Fewer Idaho high school juniors met benchmarks on their college entrance exam in 2021, compared to the pre-pandemic scores.
At least 11 new online schools set to serve students next year
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Jun 4, 6:24 AM: Online learning programs popped up in public schools this school year in efforts to educate kids remotely amid a pandemic. In January, a handful of districts signaled plans to let their online programs live on, post >
Parents share what they want to see more of in post-COVID education
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May 21, 9:03 AM: With the pandemic-affected 2020-2021 school year in the rearview mirror, education leaders are beginning to consider what the next school year will look like. Will in-person classes resume, will mask mandates be lifted, >
After-school program at local charter school a popular activity for students
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Apr 27, 6:59 AM: White Pine Charter School has a very successful after-school program with more than 200 students enrolled and participating in different clubs every afternoon. In addition, there are sports activities that keep the gym >
'Micro-elementary' Acton Academy prepares to open in Idaho Falls
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Apr 21, 7:04 AM: Acton Academy Idaho Falls is being prepared to open at 1980 West Broadway St. in September. Founder Candace Sekyere said the school will have 10 to 15 open slots for elementary school students during its first year and she >

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