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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 »

Department of Education’s Civil Rights Data Collection for School Years 2013-14 and 2015 16

Starting in October, schools can begin to submit information for the Civil Rights Data Collection survey. This survey is done biennially as required by the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR). The data collection will cover the 2013-14 school year and be required of all public local education agencies (LEA) and schools including long-term more »

Heritage Community Charter School Accredited

By Kelcie Moseley From Idaho Press-Tribune September 23, 2014 CALDWELL — The first year of operation for Heritage Community Charter School in 2010 was rough — nobody who was around then will deny that. The challenges of starting a school coupled with a high school pilot program that stretched the school’s capacity created chaos during more »

Star-Spangled Lessons

By Brian Walker From CDA Press September 10, 2014 RATHDRUM – On Tuesday, 200 years after Francis Scott Key penned “The Star-Spangled Banner,” that history came to life at North Idaho STEM Charter Academy. Activities surrounding the bicentennial of the national anthem at Fort McHenry, including actors who fielded students’ questions, were brought to the more »
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