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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 »

Sage Charter School Sees Significant Enrollment Increases

By Kevin Richert From Idaho Education News April 23, 2015 Statewide, K-12 enrollment increased from 289,063 to 291,010, an increase of 0.7 percent, according to Feb. 15 numbers compiled by the State Department of Education. Ninety-nine of the state’s districts and charters saw their numbers go up, or down, by 20 students or less — more »

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
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