Statewide analysis seeks to understand the market opportunity for new charter schools in Idaho, using population growth projections and a quality seats analysis.
Idaho Statesman, January 10, 2022, by Becca Savransky. Idaho legislators this year plan to push to fund optional full-day kindergarten, a proposal experts say would help improve Idaho’s reading outcomes as children enter first grade. Lawmakers said not only will funding full-day kindergarten give more kids that extra academic time, but will also alleviate some […]
Idaho Stateman, December 21, 2021, by Terry Ryan. The COVID-19 pandemic has depressed in historic fashion literacy results for elementary school children across the country. Performance on the iReady test administered nationally by Curriculum Associates showed, “compared to historical averages, fewer second and third graders were at grade level in reading (six and five percentage […]
KTVB7, December 17, 2021, by Tristan Lewis. Conversations surrounding free all-day kindergarten, the benefits behind it and how lawmakers want it paid for are starting up once again, as the 2022 legislative session is just weeks away. “Really, this isn’t new,” District 18 Sen. Janie Ward-Engelking, D-Boise, said. “This is a bill I’ve been working […]
Idaho Ed News, December 17, 2021, by Kyle Pfannenstiel. Idaho’s full-day kindergarteners are advancing their reading and writing skills faster than their peers in half-day programs, a new report shows. The research, published Thursday by North Carolina-based education firm Public Impact and Idaho charter support group Bluum, found that the state’s full-day kindergarteners started last school year behind students in half-day programs, but closed the achievement […]
This statewide analysis studies the academic outcomes of students participating in full-day kindergarten across the state of Idaho.
Researchers from Texas Tech University report that students served by Opportunity Culture multi-classroom leader teaching teams achieved learning growth in the top quartile teamwide, on average, according to their study of the Ector County Independent School District’s first Opportunity Culture year. The district asked the researchers to conduct an independent review of its first eight Opportunity Culture […]
By Beth Clifford, David Gilmore, Cole Smith, Preston Faulk and Molly Osborne; first published on EdNC. Since the COVID-19 pandemic upended life as we knew it in March, North Carolina school districts have had to rethink how they deliver education. After transitioning online in the spring, districts could choose between a hybrid model with limited face-to-face instruction (plan B) and 100% virtual […]
The 74, August 25, 2020, by Linda Jacobson Charter schools appeared to follow a more routine class schedule and stay in closer contact with students and families following shutdowns than district schools, according to a new analysis out Tuesday from Public Impact and the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. But similar percentages of both charter and […]
Education Week, July 29, 2020, by Evie Blad State guidance on reopening schools largely focuses on health and safety practices without adequately addressing the challenges of keeping students on-track academically following extended coronavirus closures, a new analysis of state reopening plans finds. The report, released Wednesday by education organizations the Center for Reinventing Public Education and Public […]
By Molly Osborne, Jessica Struhs, Troy Smith and Beth Clifford; first published on EdNC. In March 2020, the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) released “District Responses to COVID-19,” an online database tracking how some of the nation’s largest public school districts have shifted instruction, student support, and organizational operations in response to COVID-19 school closures. CRPE continues to update the […]
By Jessica Struhs, Troy Smith, Beth Clifford, Preston Faulk and Cole Smith; first published on EdNC. This data summary analyzes trends in the NC District Responses to COVID-19 School Closures database completed on June 5, 2020, which is an update of the database first published on April 23, 2020. In developing the database, researchers first searched for districts’ publicly posted distance learning plans […]