Albertson Foundation

Tech Education
9:13 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Albertson Foundation Offers $5 Million To Create A Public School With A Corporate Twist

Students at Brooklyn's P-TECH do what's known as project based learning. Corporate Partner IBM exec. Stanley Litow says they work on long term projects in small groups like designing a tablet computer. Then in math class for example, they might work on budgeting for R&D, manufacture, marketing and distribution.

This week the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation announced it would give up to $5 million to create a new school that would be unique in Idaho.

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Charter Schools
9:09 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

New Report Says Idaho Not Doing Enough To Encourage Charter Schools

map found in Idaho In Focus report

Idaho has 48 charter schools. The publicly funded, independently run schools have strong support from some of the state’s top political leaders. But a new report says Idaho is not doing enough to encourage charter growth.

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4:31 pm
Tue April 17, 2012

Foundation Gives Idaho Schools $2 Million In Grants

Tom Luna

Idaho’s Education Superintendent Tom Luna has spent the past two weeks visiting schools across the state to hand out grant money from the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation. Luna has given out about two million dollars to help 15 districts and charter schools learn to use a new state program called Schoolnet. The online system allows teachers to share lesson plans and conduct student assessments.It’s already available to all Idaho teachers. The largest grant went to the state’s largest district. Meridian got 250 thousand dollars. Kuna, Melba, and New Plymouth also received grants.