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Groundbreaking ceremony held for new charter school in Meridian

Groundbreaking ceremony held for new charter school in Meridian

Groundbreaking ceremony held for new charter school, Gem Prep: Meridian South, in Meridian. Idaho Channel 2 News | Published: 10/10/2021 | Author: CBS2 NewsStaff | Full Article ...
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Idaho teacher to vie for Miss USA crown

Idaho teacher to vie for Miss USA crown

Katarina Schweitzer has high heeled her way across pageant stages for 13 years, but she’s spent even more time in classrooms between completing a master’s degree and teaching special education in Nampa. In 27 years, she’s led workshops to connect veterans with resources for PTSD, participated in a sorority, sung in musical theatre productions, and just over a year ago, ...
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Changing the Culture of Education During COVID and Beyond

Changing the Culture of Education During COVID and Beyond

On the surface, the COVID pandemic is accurately labeled an incredibly difficult year for teaching and learning in schools. Albeit true, these difficulties may have also forged indelible improvements, forever changing the landscape of education as we have come to know it. The scope of the challenges associated with learning during a pandemic reach far and wide. Culture Feed | ...
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As the Pandemic set in, Charter Schools Saw Their Highest Enrollment Growth Since 2015, 42-State Analysis Shows

As the Pandemic set in, Charter Schools Saw Their Highest Enrollment Growth Since 2015, 42-State Analysis Shows

The report, however, doesn’t offer further details on whether overall growth nationally was due to students leaving district schools or new schools opening. Some, such as Gem Prep in Idaho, added more grade levels, which contributed to a 24 percent increase in that state. 74 Million | Published: 09/22/2021 | Author: Linda Jacobson | Full Article ...
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Virtual Schools Posts Best Reading Scores in State

Virtual Schools Posts Best Reading Scores in State

Gem Prep: Online (GPO) students ranked highest in the state on the 2021 Spring Idaho Reading Indicator, outperforming the state average by 30 percentage points. In a year that saw declines in education success across our state and nation, these virtual students thrived. BLUUM | Published: 07/22/2021 | Author: Shay Angelo | Full Article ...
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New Charter School in Twin Falls

New Charter School in Twin Falls

A new charter school plans on opening up in Twin Falls and hopes to be running by the 2023-2024 school year. The school called Gem Prep is taking information from people who may be interested in the services. KEZJ.COM Radio; Townsquare Media | Published: 07/15/2021 | Author: Courtney Salmon | Full Article ...
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GEM PREP EDUCATOR EARNS IDAHO NEW SCHOOL FELLOWSHIP TO LAUNCH SCHOOL IN TWIN FALLS

GEM PREP EDUCATOR EARNS IDAHO NEW SCHOOL FELLOWSHIP TO LAUNCH SCHOOL IN TWIN FALLS

Educator Adam Bruno is not new to Gem Prep’s mission and their commitment to Idaho scholars. He is currently a Secondary Social Studies teacher at Gem Prep: Nampa, and as an Idaho New School Fellow, is working with the Gem Prep leadership team and Bluum to launch a Gem Prep school in Twin Falls in 2023. Bluum | Published: 06/16/2021 ...
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Vacated Sears store may reopen as a public school

Vacated Sears store may reopen as a public school

Mall owners have hit on a new way to fill gaping holes left by failed department stores and other departing big-box tenants: hosting public schools in need of more space. Wall Street Journal | Published: 05/04/2021 | Author: Esther Fung | Full Article ...
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