Charter Schools in Idaho and Nationwide are More Cost Effective Compared to Traditional Public Schools

The first national study on the cost effectiveness and return on investment charter schools was released today by the University of Arkansas. Their report, The Productivity of Public Charter Schools, finds that charter schools are more cost effective than traditional public schools. This report builds on the Charter School Funding: Inequity Expands report by the University of Arkansas released in more »

State Gears Up for New Education Law

By Clark Corbin From Idaho Education News July 8th, 2014 State education officials are gearing up to launch a marketing campaign showing families how high school students can earn $600 for college courses and tests. Earlier this year, the Legislature passed a law creating the Fast Forward Program, which will help juniors and seniors attending public high more »

Teachers, the Common Core, and the Freedom to Teach

By Jessica Poiner  From Ohio Gadfly Daily July 7, 2014 Common Core watchers out there have probably heard this one before: All the teachers I know hate the Common Core. There are undoubtedly some teachers who dislike the Common Core, but recent polls suggest that most teachers support the new standards. During my three years of more »