Bluum awarded five Idaho charter schools with $800,000. This will add 2,484 seats for K-12 students in Idaho charter schools. Bluum CEO, Ryan Terry, stressed that charter schools are important because kids learn differently, and some may benefit from different learning environments. The schools awarded are in Meridian, Garden City, Ammon and Middleton with the school in Middleton hoping to reach as many students in rural areas as possible. Listen to the entire Idaho Matters interview on Boise State Public Radio.
The Idaho Policy Institute will be providing an external evaluation on Bluum’s Communities of Excellence program, intended to grow Idaho’s Charter school system.