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State Gears Up for New Education Law

By Clark Corbin From Idaho Education News July 8th, 2014 State education officials are gearing up to launch a marketing campaign showing families how high school students can earn $600 for college courses and tests. Earlier this year, the Legislature passed a law creating the Fast Forward Program, which will help juniors and seniors attending public high more »

Schools: Compete for Customers

From The CDA Press July 2, 2014 King Kong and Godzilla. Sonny and Cher. Some things just go together. Public education and Pepto-Bismol. That’s not a slam; it’s an observation. Public education has held course, at times stubbornly, through decades of challenges from private schools and from religiously motivated proponents of school vouchers. Change is more »

ROCI Fellow Terry Ryan to Lead National Panel on Rural Charters

Every year, more and more students and their families in rural America turn to charter schools to meet their academic needs. But in smaller communities, a school can become much more than just an academic outpost. About 800 rural charter schools now in operation comprise 15 percent of all charters nationwide. These schools enroll almost more »