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How Idaho’s Gem Innovation Schools are keeping learning going during the COVID-19 shutdown

How Idaho’s Gem Innovation Schools are keeping learning going during the COVID-19 shutdown

Gem Prep Schools moved in a deliberate and intelligent fashion to transition its brick-and-mortar-based students to online learning. (Covid 19) Thomas B Fordham Institute | Published: 04/16/2020 | Author: Alan Gottlieb | Full Article ...
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Gem Prep adds high school classes

Gem Prep adds high school classes

Gem Prep: Pocatello will begin offering high school classes to grades 9 and 10 for the 2020-2021 school year. Gem Prep: Pocatello is the only charter high school in Pocatello, aside from online schools. Idaho Statesman Journal | Published: 04/15/2020 | Author: Kendra Evensen | Full Article ...
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Analysis: 5 Suggestions From Idaho Charter School Leaders as Their Rural Students Switch to Online Learning — and 2 Thoughts for the Future

Analysis: 5 Suggestions From Idaho Charter School Leaders as Their Rural Students Switch to Online Learning — and 2 Thoughts for the Future

Gem Innovation Schools has been operating Idaho’s highest-performing online school for nearly a decade and operates three brick-and-mortar locations as well. The 74 | Published: 03/30/2020 | Authors Kristin McCarver and Josh McCarty | Full Article ...
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First Steps Into Virtual Instruction: Advice From a Pioneer

First Steps Into Virtual Instruction: Advice From a Pioneer

Here are a few powerful lessons learned from Gem’s CEO Jason Bransford and CAO Laurie Wolfe about how they set up “home learning” plans and some advice for the hundreds of school operators who are suddenly new to virtual learning. Charter School Growth Fund | Published: 03/18/2020 | Authors: Julie Kennedy, Laurie Wolfe, and Jason Bransford | Full Article ...
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Stories from the Field: Fostering positive peer relationships

Stories from the Field: Fostering positive peer relationships

Gem Prep: Nampa and Gem Prep: Pocatello participated in TransformingEd's research about SEL based on above average SEL culture in schools. Transforming Education | Published: 10/2019 | Authors: DJ Cervantes & Akira S. Gutierrez | Full Article ...
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