Idaho Distance Education Academy to Add Additional Space for Classrooms

By Misty Inglet From Local News 8 POCATELLO, Idaho – The Pocatello Planning and Zoning Commission has cleared the way for the Idaho Distance Education Academy to expand. The Idaho Education Academy is also known as Gem Prep Pocatello. They will be adding two 18-square foot modular buildings and 14 new parking spaces. The school currently has more »

Boise State’s College of Education 2016 Career Fair

Registration for the Boise State College of Education 2016 Career Fair is now available! The event will be held on April 4, 2016 from 9 a.m.–noon in the Student Union Building on the Boise State campus, and is co-hosted by the Career Center and the College of Education. At this time, it is estimated 120-150 more »

The Academy Charter School Celebrates New Building & New Name

From KPVI News 6 It’s been many years in the making and in just a little over a week, students of the Academy will be in their new school in Chubbuck. The Academy in Pocatello has been working on a new building since 2006 and starting next Wednesday, students will be walking the halls in more »

Heritage Charter: Financial Position is Improving

By Kelcie Moseley From Idaho Press Tribune July 1, 2015 CALDWELL — The difference between living on the edge of a tight budget and the road to recovery for Heritage Community Charter School is one renegotiated lease. The 2014 annual report of the Idaho Public Charter School Commission listed Heritage in a “critical” financial position more »

Idaho Arts Charter Expansion Part of Statewide Initiative to Increase Open Seats at Charters

By Kelcie Moseley From Idaho Press-Tribune June 15, 2015 NAMPA — Idaho Arts Charter School plans to expand its campus and student body within the next two to three years, with the help of a J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation grant and collaboration with Nampa school district officials. Jackie Collins, the school’s principal, said the more »

Nampa Addresses Charter Schools, SROs

By Kelcie Moseley From Idaho Press-Tribune June 11, 2015 NAMPA — Tuesday’s regular board meeting for Nampa School District was a significant night for charter schools, as the board made a decision on Gem Prep charter and heard from Idaho Arts Charter School about its expansion plans. The board made a unanimous decision to refer more »

Meet Becky Baird, Xavier Charter Teacher and Founder

From Northwest Professional Educators May 15, 2015 The Association of American Educators (AAE) recently profiled a number of charter school teachers for National Charter Schools Week, including Becky Baird, Lead Teacher for Xavier Charter School’s Grammar School (K-4).  Becky is a founding teacher of the school which offers a classical education curriculum accented by the fine more »

RAD Show Challenges Student Performers to Say No to Drugs

From Idaho Press Tribune May 15, 2015 In 1991, local author and composer Bette Moore put together a RAD Show — a show that challenged kids to win the Race Against Drugs. The RAD Show has been performed for televised anti-drug campaigns, at the Humanitarian Hall of Fame with the Harlem Globe Trotters, at a more »

Victory Charter School Jazz Choir Wins Second

From Idaho Press Tribune May 10, 2015 Victory Charter School’s choir program impresses Victory Charter’s high school vocal jazz choir earned second place in its division at the Columbia Basin College Jazz Unlimited festival on April 18! On top of that, students Christopher Duggan, Joseph Miller and Robyn O’Donahue earned Outstanding Musicianship Awards for vocal more »

Who is Forrest Bird, the Namesake of a North Idaho Charter?

By David Keys From Idaho Ed News April 28, 2015 Who is Forrest Bird and why is he the namesake of a North Idaho charter school? Journalist Morley Safer compared Bird to Forrest Gump in a “60 Minutes” piece published six years ago. But Idaho’s Bird is far more accomplished than his Hollywood comparison. Bird more »
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