The Health of Charter Schooling

By Rick Hess From Education Week October 6, 2014 Last week, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools issued “The Health of the Public Charter School Movement: A State-By-State Analysis.” Authored by Todd Ziebarth and Louann Bierlein Palmer, the report is offered as the “first comprehensive attempt” to explore the link between charter school performance more »

Department of Ed Seeks Idahoans to Review ISAT/SBAC Test Questions

BOISE – The State Department of Education is seeking 120 Idahoans to review test questions for the spring Idaho Standards Achievement Tests by Smarter Balanced. Educators, parents, and school board members are encouraged to apply. The review will take place December 15 to December 19. Participants must commit to being in Boise during those dates more »

Financing a Hurdle in Charters’ Hunt for Space, Says Report

By Arianna Prothero From Education Week September 23, 2014 Federal, state, and private financing for charter school facilities is not keeping up with demand for the publicly funded but largely independent schools, says a report released this month by a nonprofit group. Facilities have been a perennial issue for the nation’s growing charter sector. Federal more »