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 »

Republicans Should Rally Around School Choice

From Idaho Education News June 11, 2014 Republicans gathering this week in Moscow should reaffirm their support for school choice. Idaho’s families and children have benefited from the expansion of school options, they like them, and they want more of them. Because of Republican leadership in the legislature, in the Governor’s office and in the more »