Sage Development Director Supports Newest Charter Schools Bill

TESTIMONY IN SUPPORT OF SB1087 – FEBRUARY 23, 2015 SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE My name is Keith Donahue. I am the Development Director for Sage International School of Boise. I am here at the invitation of Terry Ryan of the Idaho Charter School Network (ICSN). Mr. Ryan asked me to share my thoughts regarding SB1087 with the Committee more »

Legislature Hears from Charter Financial Experts on Facility Financing

Banking and financial experts from Vectra Bank & Building Hope joined the Network to address the Idaho Senate and House Education Committees this week to share challenges facing Idaho’s charter schools. Conrad Freeman, Mark Medema and Terry Ryan explained how the largest obstacle to charter school growth in Idaho is funding for a school’s facility. more »

Let’s Get Serious About Computer Science in Idaho Schools

By Cheryl Charlton From the Idaho Statesman January 21, 2015 The past several decades have demonstrated how critical computer science is as a foundational element for everyone’s education and career path – regardless of what they want to do. Computer science is relevant to doctors, politicians, musicians, teachers and astronauts. Although we know that computer more »