School Choice Week 2016

Kids Choices

We’re celebrating Idaho Educational Choice as part of National School Choice Week, January 24-30. School Choice week celebrates all of the effective education options available to students and shows that school choice works for Idaho children and families. Let’s stand together and celebrate!


Charters Under Threat Panel Discussion

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
at The Rose Room
2:00-6:30 PM
718 W. Idaho Street in downtown Boise

Summit Agenda:

2:00-3:30 PM – Charters Under Threat: Lessons from Washington State

Terry Ryan, CEO of Bluum, will moderate a panel of charter threat experts on the Washington State Ruling. Includes discussion and Q&A with the audience.
Thomas Franta – CEO, Washington State Charter Schools Association
Marta Reyes-Newberry – CEO, Reyes-Newberry & Associates
Chris Korsmo – CEO, League of Education Voters
Todd Ziebarth  – Senior Vice President, State Advocacy and Support,
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

ICSN Policy Meeting

3:45-6:30 PM – Policy Summit
This portion of the event is for Charter School Leaders and Board Members only
2016 Policy Agenda Presentation
EASA Federal Grant Opportunities: How Idaho Kids Benefit
Update on 20 in 10
Hosted happy hour following the presentations (5:30-6:30 PM)
For more information contact Suzanne Metzgar: or 208.336.8400




National School Choice Week celebrates the variety of educational choice programs across the nation. To celebrate Educational Choice in Idaho, partners across Idaho’s education spectrum came together to host a K-12 Student Video Contest. On January 27, 2015 we celebrated the student winners and educational choice for Idaho at our Capitol Day rally on the Idaho capitol steps. Learn more about the weeks events and Educational Choice here.


We hosted our first statewide summit for charter schools in Boise on December 3rd. Our statewide event provided our members engaging and relevant discussions along with content-rich networking opportunities designed to connect fellow charter schools from around the state. The event featured panels around advancing Idaho’s charter landscape.