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LearnStorm: Introducing a Khan Academy learning challenge for Idaho

Khan Academy just launched LearnStorm, a free math challenge designed to build perseverance and grit here in Idaho. From Jan 29th to April 1st, students in grades 3-12 will be able to earn points to unlock prizes for themselves and their school by practicing Common Core math on KhanAcademy.org. Students can participate from anywhere: at more »

Rural Education Needs Innovators to Thrive

This piece is based on the report Rural Innovators in Education: How Can We Build On What They Are Doing? written by Terry Ryan for the Rural Opportunities Consortium of Idaho Rural Idaho is undergoing significant demographic change. The state’s rural population is aging and seeing more of its younger residents migrate to the state’s population centers more »

Governor Otter & First Lady Support Idaho Core Standards

Idaho’s core standards will challenge students to understand Math and English on a deeper level. Employers are looking for graduates with strong critical thinking, writing & problem solving skills. The Idaho Core Standards will prepare students to enter the workforce with strong foundations and the skills to continue learning. Learn more about the Idaho Core more »