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Baltimore’s Teacher-Pay Experiment Gains Foothold

By Stephen Sawchuk From Education Week August 27, 2014 Rhea Espedido has made a habit of going above and beyond in her Baltimore school, devising a reading-intervention program to decrease special education referrals, for instance. But this school year is the first time she’ll be rewarded for it. When students return to Liberty Elementary, she’ll 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 »

Charter School Takes Virtual, Worldwide Trips

By Camille Wells From Idaho Education News August 29, 2014 Students in one Idaho school are taking dozens of field trips to educational sites around the world each school year. How is this possible, especially in tight economic times? The Idaho Education Network provides schools virtual access to visit these locations, where they can interact more »