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Charter School Kicks Off National School Choice Week in Boise

An Idaho ♥ Education Choice partner is kicking off National School Choice Week 2015 in Boise with educators and families at the “Coffee Kickoff” on January 26, 2015. A local charter school community celebrate National School Choice Week 2015 with coffee, doughnuts, and comments from education leaders. Celebration participants made posters with personal statements about why choice is more »

Xavier To Buy School Building

By Julie Wootton From The Magic Valley Times-News January 22, 2015 TWIN FALLS • After struggling for years with high rent and nearly closing two years ago, Xavier Charter School is buying its building. The public charter school has reached a verbal pact with its landlord and is waiting for the official contract, said Xavier more »

Out of this World with Jean Robinson!

By Cindy Omlin From Northwest Professional Educators December 31, 2014 Back in 2005, Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy teacher Jean Robinson and a trio of students from across the United States and Mexico had the opportunity to work with Dr. Kobie Boykins, a mechanical engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) in Pasadena, CA, and NASA’s more »

Reservation Revives Native Language

By Nate Sunderland From Idaho Education News December 2, 2014 FORT HALL — Foreign language immersion programs across the country are training students to better interact with the world outside the United States. But at Chief Tahgee Elementary Academy in Fort Hall, foreign language immersion has a more inward-looking purpose. The K-6 charter school is more »

Rolling Hills Delights Crowds at Eagle Country Christmas Celebration

Rolling Hills Charter School participated this past weekend in Eagle’s annual Country Christmas celebration. Students and school volunteers worked to promote  and grow essential writing skills while helping community children draft letters to Santa. Students in Rolling Hill’s music program performed square dances for the crowd accompanied by the school’s choir.   Learning and serving more »

Liberty Charter Students Make Big Food Donation

From Idaho Press-Tribune December 6, 2014  NAMPA – Students at Liberty Charter School in Nampa gathered 7,752 cans of food for the Salvation Army as part of a one-week food drive. Just around 419 students at the K-12 school gathered the cans the week after Thanksgiving. The junior class alone managed to gather 1,100 cans. more »

Jennifer Capell, Idaho Arts Charter School Teacher, Wins Grant Award

Ms. Jennifer Capell, a 3rd-4th grade teacher at Idaho Arts Charter School in Nampa, ID, was recently awarded a $500 Classroom Grant from Northwest Professional Educators (NWPE), the state’s only non-union professional teacher association. Ms. Brenda Miller, NWPE Regional Membership Director, presented the grant at a staff meeting. The award will fund the purchase two more »

Now, That’s Using Your Head

From The Coeur d’Alene Press October 26, 2014 TWIN FALLS — At a school known for its strength in knowledge more than its athletic prowess, leave it to a Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy player to use her head to get the job done. The principal’s daughter, no less. Mary Nicklay scored on a header off a more »

Pocatello Community Charter School Students Experience Expeditionary Learning

By Rebecca Long Pyper From Idaho State Journal October 14, 2014 If people really learn best by doing, the students at Pocatello Community Charter School are on their way to becoming little Einsteins. The school, whose motto “we are a crew, not passengers” means teachers are called “crew leaders,” is committed to taking kids out more »

Inaugural Math Institute Comes to Anser Charter School

Anser Charter School in Garden City will host a three-day institute highlighting their celebrated work with Common Core math on October 6th-8th .  Anser is an award-winning Expeditionary Learning public charter school and is considered a national leader in K-8 CCSS Math practices. The institute aims to empower educators to be a catalyst for promoting mathematical thinking more »
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