Charter Pulse

Selected readings on US charter schools

IDAHO: Rural Charter Schools Face Special Challenges

The North Idaho STEM Charter Academy operates here out of seven portable buildings that house the school’s offices, classroom space for 317 K-8 students, and a “cafegymatorium.” Although the school … Continue reading

May 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

IDAHO Charter Commission Approves Expansion of High Performing Charter Models

The Idaho Public Charter School Commission approved plans from three charter school groups last week that will provide 990 new charter school seats in the next several years. The state’s … Continue reading

December 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

IDAHO: 1 of state’s top schools in Coeur d’Alene

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) — From the outside, the Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy, built in two former commercial buildings in a non-descript industrial corner of town, hardly fits the prototype … Continue reading

December 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

IDAHO: Rural Schools Face Barriers, Promise by Moving to Blended Learning

Mostly rural Idaho teachers who have used blended learning for at least one semester say it benefits their instruction and students’ learning, according to a new study. Still, the majority … Continue reading

October 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

IDAHO: Online charter outsourced student essays

Idaho’s largest virtual charter school, with approximately 3,500 students, has outsourced student essays to India for review in the grading process. The revelation that K12 Inc., the world’s largest online … Continue reading

October 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Diane Ravitch’s Charter Narrative Is Incomplete

The education historian Diane Ravitch is barnstorming the country promoting her new book Reign of Error. Ravitch is a fantastic story teller who selectively uses data and anecdotes to make a … Continue reading

September 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

12 things about IDAHO charter schools

What is a charter school and how are they different? Charter schools are public schools that are freed from many of the rules and regulations governing traditional district schools. This … Continue reading

September 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

IDAHO: New charter school puts focus on tribal language

FORT HALL, Idaho — Reviving the Shoshoni, and, eventually, the Bannock language, is the goal of the Chief Tahgee Elementary Academy, a language immersion charter school opening this fall in … Continue reading

August 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Technical charter school to open in Southeast IDAHO

A new and unique charter school is set to open in Idaho this fall. Southeastern Idaho Technical Charter School, or SEITec, is a professional technical charter school that does not … Continue reading

July 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

IDAHO: Charter Schools Look Forward to Facilities Aid

GOODING • It was a dream come true for Deby Infanger when North Valley Academy opened in 2008. The charter school has been a boon to its students, the co-founder … Continue reading

April 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

IDAHO: Senate OKs charter school facilities funding bill

For the first time, Idaho’s nontraditional academies are on the verge of getting state aid to help pay bills. The measure would begin directing about $1.4 million next fall to … Continue reading

March 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

IDAHO: Senate amends charter school, labor bills

The Idaho Senate made changes to four education bills during a lengthy floor session Wednesday afternoon that ran into the evening. Senators added amendments to House Bills 206 and 221 … Continue reading

March 24, 2013 · Leave a comment


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