Charter Schools Helping Tribes Revive Fading Native Languages

By Lesli A. Maxwell From Education Week September 9, 2014 Preserving indigenous languages and repairing decades of cultural loss is critical to most, if not all, of the nation’s tribal communities, and charter schools seem to be playing a notable role in that endeavor. A small number of charter schools have been founded over the more »

Luna Calls for 6.9 Percent Increase to Public Schools Budget

From Idaho Press-Tribune September 2, 2014 BOISE — Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna submitted a budget proposal Tuesday requesting a 6.9 percent increase in state funding for Idaho public schools for the 2015–16 school year. State agencies are required to submit budget proposals for the upcoming fiscal year to the Governor’s office by Sept. more »

Let Teachers Call The Shots

From Idaho Education News September 8, 2014 Being an education reformer is often frustrating. No matter how zealously we push an idea or how smart we think it is, sometimes nothing changes. Or—the Common Core is a recent example—we make fast, bold gains at the outset, only to see our efforts watered down, neutered, or more »