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 »

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Two Charter School Teachers Receive NWPE Grant

The Northwest Professional Educators (NWPE) awarded New Classroom Start-Up Grants this week to two deserving charter school teachers. Helen Sauer, a K-7 special education teacher at Heritage Academy in Jerome, ID, and Crystal Davidson, a middle school science teacher at Heritage Community Charter School in Caldwell, ID received the $250 grants. The grants are designed to enhance more »

Test Your Charter School IQ

By Rachel Garceau From Idaho On Your Side February 18, 2014 Sixteen years ago, the state of Idaho opened up its educational pool to charter schools. In the years that have followed, misconceptions about what exactly “charter” is have grown, and now with Common Core in the mix, things are even more confusing. So On more »