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Charter school sets course for Federation Point

Charter school sets course for Federation Point

Gem Prep is in the planning stages of building a two-story school building for K-12 public charter school at the corner of Washington Street and Federation Point on a property being developed by Hepworth Family Landholdings in north Twin Falls. Big Country News, Magic Valley | Published: 05/03/2022 | Author: Lorien Nettleton | Full Article ...
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Twin Falls City Council approves use of lot for new school

Twin Falls City Council approves use of lot for new school

The city council unanimously approved the property to be zoned for a private or public school. A new Twin Falls school is one step closer to reality as city council unanimously approves allowing the intended site to be used for a private or public school. KMTV 11 | Published: 05/03/2022 | Author: Candice Hare | Full Article ...
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Free K-12 charter school to open in Twin Falls

Free K-12 charter school to open in Twin Falls

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KIVI 6) — There are plans to bring a free K-12 public charter school to the families of Twin Falls in August 2023. The school will be part of the network of Gem Prep charter schools across Idaho. KIVI | Published: 04/27/2022 | Author: Isabella Bright | Full Article ...
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New charter school coming to Twin Falls

New charter school coming to Twin Falls

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMTV/KSTV) — With brick and mortar locations in Pocatello, Meridian, and Nampa, in addition to a statewide virtual academy, Gem Prep are paving the path towards becoming educational leaders in Southern Idaho. KMTV 11 | Published: 04/15/2022 | Author: Candice Hare | Full Article ...
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Children over brick and mortar – maximizing facility financing solutions to better serve students

Children over brick and mortar – maximizing facility financing solutions to better serve students

The growing Gem Prep network of charter schools closed on the refinance of three of its campuses in early February – Gem Prep Nampa, Gem Prep Meridian North and Gem Prep Pocatello. The network is saving a total of $248,000 per year on its payments as a result of these transactions. Idaho Business Review | Published: 04/12/2022 | Author: Staff ...
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Pocatello educator nominated for national history day teacher of the year award

Pocatello educator nominated for national history day teacher of the year award

Two Idaho teachers were nominated for the Patricia Behring National History Day Teacher of the Year award. Gem Prep: Pocatello (GPP) charter school teacher, Ms. Sara Olds, was nominated in the junior division of the National History Day (NHD) National Contest. Each year, more than 30,000 teachers participate in this competition along with over half million students. Idaho State Journal ...
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Two Idaho charters reshape enrollments through ‘weighted’ lotteries

Two Idaho charters reshape enrollments through ‘weighted’ lotteries

Charter school used weighted lottery. Gem Prep Meridian Director of Development Shay Angelo said her school’s lottery was weighted only for students who qualify for free and reduced-price meals, a metric of student poverty. Students whose households meet federal income requirements for the benefit, or who qualify for other food-assistance programs, received weighted preference. Idaho Ed News | Published: 12/31/2021 ...
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Gem Prep teacher chosen for National History Day Library of Congress professional development

Gem Prep teacher chosen for National History Day Library of Congress professional development

"IDAHO TEACHERS SELECTED FOR NATIONAL HISTORY DAY FALL WEBINAR SERIES19 October 2021, College Park, MD – This autumn, National History Day® (NHD) selected several teachers from Idaho for the fall professional development program entitled Inspiring Student Research with the Library of Congress." National History Day | Published: 10/19/2021 | Author: Colleen Kennedy | Full Article ...
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