New Colorado Charter School Focuses on Special Needs Students

By Nelson Garcia From 9 News Colorado June 19, 2014 DENVER – Christine Ferris has come to Colorado from California with one mission in mind. She wants to create something special for special needs students in Denver. “If kids feel safe, if kids feel like they’re cared about then they’re able to do their best more »

Boise – An Emerging Ecosystem for Education Innovation

By: Terry Ryan From Vander Ark on Innovation blog on Education Week June 19, 2014 People in Boise don’t spend a lot of time talking about themselves or their accomplishments. They just get on with the work at hand, and in their free-time enjoy the state’s abundant natural beauty. The state’s moniker is the “Gem State” more »

Charters Receive First Facilities Payments

By Kevin Richert From Idaho Education News June 16, 2014 Idaho charter schools have received their first round of payments to offset facilities costs. The largest lump sum went to an online charter: the Idaho Virtual Academy. And a small lump sum went to Wings Charter Middle School in Twin Falls, which closed its doors more »