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Idaho Receives “B” Ranking on Latest Charter Law Ranking Report

This week Idaho’s charter school law was ranked 13th in the nation in the latest edition of Charter School Laws Across the States 2015: Rankings and Scorecard released today by The Center for Education Reform (CER). Idaho’s charter school law was created in 1998 but it last underwent significant changes in 2013. These changes included removing a cap more »

The Health of Charter Schooling

By Rick Hess From Education Week October 6, 2014 Last week, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools issued “The Health of the Public Charter School Movement: A State-By-State Analysis.” Authored by Todd Ziebarth and Louann Bierlein Palmer, the report is offered as the “first comprehensive attempt” to explore the link between charter school performance more »

What Idaho’s Changing Student Demographics Means for Education

By Terry Ryan and Matthew Kitchen “White Students No Longer in the Majority” screamed recent headlines. Joining national trends, Idaho is undergoing significant demographic change. The state’s K-12 students are increasingly coming from homes that are less white, less rural and less wealthy. To better understand these changing demographics and what they might mean for more »