Boise Chamber Touts Pre-K Pilot

By Kevin Richert From Idaho Ed News Blog, The Edge February 25, 2014 It’s late in the session — and likely too late to influence the outcome — but the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce is throwing its support behind a preschool pilot program. In a letter Monday to Rep. Hy Kloc, a Boise Democrat more »

State Desperately Needs Leaders to Form a Vision of the Future

By Jamie MacMillan From The Idaho Statesman February 25, 2014 Idaho business leader Bob Lokken recently described Idaho’s current education and economic conditions as a “death spiral.” It sounds dramatic because it is. Idaho is home to bright kids, hardworking educators and dedicated parents. Why, then, are more than half of our youngest learners behind more »

After A Legacy of Conflict, a Rural Charter and its District Learn to Get Along

By Kate Schimel From Chalkbeat Colorado February 19, 2014 Afternoons at Crestone Charter School are a freeform business, with students wandering the halls, often shoeless but rarely purposeless. In the middle school wing, students end the day by wiping tables and washing dishes. “This is the triumph of my teaching,” said their teacher, Jeff “Daya” more »