U.S. Education Department Offers Tips to Districts, States on Social Media Use

By Benjamin Herold From Education Week July 9, 2014 While most states and districts are either using or planning to use Twitter and Facebook, developing the capacity to use those social media platforms effectively—and to expand their presence on newer platforms—remains a challenge, according to research and related documents recently released by the U.S. Department more »

Local Event Joins Global Effort Celebrating School Choice Advocate

Milton Friedman, recognized as one of the greatest economists of the last century, will be the focal point at numerous events nationwide and around the world on July 31, 2014, including one in Idaho. The Idaho Federation of Independent Schools is hosting an event as part of the annual “Friedman Legacy Day” to showcase the 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 »