Rural Charter Schools Face Special Challenges

By Katie Ash From Education Week May 7, 2014 The North Idaho STEM Charter Academy operates here out of seven portable buildings that house the school’s offices, classroom space for 317 K-8 students, and a “cafegymatorium.” Although the school may not boast state-of-the-art facilities, it took three years of searching and negotiations to acquire the more »

Apply Now for School Nurse Funding

The State Department of Education anticipates receiving funding from the Department of Health and Welfare, Medicaid Program to support 10-15 school nurses for underserved populations for the 2014-15 school year.  Based on the 2012 School Health Profiles, only 18% of Idaho schools have a full-time nurse. The Department expects to receive notification of funding in more »

Idaho Charter School Funding Disparity Grows

The University of Arkansas released their new report Charter School Funding: Inequity Expands earlier today.The report looked at charter school funding in 2011 across the country and it finds that, nationally, using inflation adjusted dollars funding inequity for charter schools has worsened since 2003. The funding gap is now at 28.4 percent, meaning that the average public more »