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Xavier Finalizes Building Purchase

From Times-News April 17, 2015 TWIN FALLS • Xavier Charter School finalized a deal Thursday to buy its school building for $6.5 million. The public charter school previously rented the building on North College Road West since 2010. “We are delighted that this step allows us to provide a commitment of security to our teachers, staff, more »

Idaho Arts Charter Brings Community and Art Together with Inside Out Nampa Project

Students and faculty at Idaho Arts Charter School are working to create their own Inside Out project for the heart of downtown Nampa. The Inside Out project comes from French street artist “JR” and is a worldwide participatory project. JR shared his idea for a worldwide art movement to show the true face of humanity in more »

5 Charter Educators Honored For Mentoring

By Jennifer Swindell From Idaho Ed News April 8, 2015 A group of 21 educators, including 5 charter school teachers,  with almost 400 years of combined teaching experience were honored Tuesday night by Boise State University’s College of Education. The teachers, specialists, counselors and teaching coaches were nominated by their peers and selected by a more »

Idaho Charter Students Learn About League of Nations from Woodrow Wilson Historian in DC

From IEN Monthly Newsletter March 31, 2015 As part of the 2015 Presidential Primary Sources Project, Idaho Arts Charter School in Nampa connected with the Woodrow Wilson House in Washington, D.C. to learn about the creation of the League of Nations.  The theme of the Presidential Primary Sources Project this year is human and civil rights.  more »

Virtual Students Attend School at the Idaho Capitol

Lawmakers got the chance to see virtual students in action on Wednesday for the second Virtual School Demo Event of the session, hosted by the Coalition of Idaho Charter School Families. Eleven students from a variety of grade levels set up their laptops in the Health & Welfare committee room to help show what it means to attend more »

Students Publish Book Through Writers Program

By Andrew Reed From Idaho Ed News March 17, 2015 It was a day of achievement for kids at the Idaho Distance Education Academy (IDEA). On Tuesday, IDEA students gathered to read a book they published in collaboration with The Cabin’s Writers in the schools program. READ MORE ON IDAHOEDNEWS.ORG

Treasure Valley Schools Bring Refugee and Local Students Together

Anser Charter School students share art, poetry and friendship with refugee students at Hillside Junior High By Bill Roberts From The Idaho Statesman March 3, 2015 Five teenagers at Anser Charter School in Garden City were gathered around a table with Marcello Iragi, a 14-year-old from the Congo, working on an art project. In front more »

Online Classes Allow Meridian Teen to Train Hard

By Zach Chastaine From Idaho Press Tribune March 1, 2015 Sydney Worth is only 13 years old but already she has built a serious athletic career in Taekwondo and is continuing to build her skills as a martial artist. Her accomplishments include 29 Idaho State Championships where she placed, she participated in six Pacific Northwest more »

Rolling Hills Charter Students Welcome First Lady for Literacy, Idaho Day Celebration

Students in costumes from their favorite books ranging from Alice in Wonderland to Harry Potter got a special visit from First Lady Lori Otter as part of a school wide literacy celebration at Rolling Hills Public Charter School on Monday. The first lady spoke to students, teachers, and parents about Idaho Day on March 4th and more »

Teacher Shares Behind the Scenes of Student’s Mt. Everest Challenge

From Northwest Professional Educators Beth Richtsmeier, a teacher at Meridian Technical Charter High School, shared about her student’s High Five Mt. Everest Challenge project to Cindy Omlin at Northwest Professional Educators. Beth was one of several teachers that have guided three juniors to create an innovative coding project to track legislators activity levels, while encouraging overall fitness. more »
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