Wednesday, January 30, 2013


This week is National School Choice Week! The Idaho Charter School Network (ICSN) is an organization of public charter schools, authorizers, businesses, education leaders and individuals in Idaho. ICSN President Allan Millar submitted the following blog post to help us mark National School Choice Week in Idaho!

The Idaho Charter School Network joins with thousands of schools and millions of students across the country to celebrate school choice.  We invite educators in Idaho to visit their local charter schools and be informed about choices for students and parents. There are community and school events across Idaho culminating in a Capitol Day event on February 6th.

Quality education is an American Right.  Help us support National School Choice Week, and the commitment to transforming education and providing high-quality opportunities for all students. 

With a variety of quality choices for education, students and parents can find the best fit for their needs and forge different paths to success. ICSN believes that one size or type of education does not fit everyone, and that Idaho needs a robust and innovative charter school sector to drive innovation and competition.  Across the country and in Idaho, public charter schools are successfully creating a wide variety of innovations, including curriculum design (e.g., Montessori, IB, Core Knowledge, Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment Courses, Foreign Language Immersion Programs, Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics), extended learning time, multi-age programs, and school cultures with high expectations for students and adults.

Join us in celebrating school choice week and get informed about high-quality public school choice.

Millar also serves as the Principal of Forrest Bird Charter Schools in Sandpoint, Idaho.

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