What Idaho’s Changing Student Demographics Means for Education

By Terry Ryan and Matthew Kitchen “White Students No Longer in the Majority” screamed recent headlines. Joining national trends, Idaho is undergoing significant demographic change. The state’s K-12 students are increasingly coming from homes that are less white, less rural and less wealthy. To better understand these changing demographics and what they might mean for more »

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 »