Research and Organizations

The organizations listed below provide additional support for charter schools in Idaho.

Idaho Charter School Network (ICSN)The ICSN provides legislative advocacy and operational services to member schools.  Services include board training, job posting, substitute teacher pool support, discounts on purchases, and more.
Idaho School Board Association (ISBA)The ISBA is a non-profit, organization providing policy services, legislative advocacy, leadership support and quality, cost-efficient board training to association members. Chapter 9 is a charter school-specific group. 
Idaho Association of School Business Officials (IASBO)ISABO promotes high standards of school business practices for its members through professional development, networking, continuing education, and legislative impact.
Idaho School Choice Coordinator (SDE)The State Department of Education offers many support services to public charter schools, including finance and special education.  Michelle Clement Taylor, the School Choice Coordinator, is a great primary contact for any questions you have.
National Alliance of Public Charter Schools (NAPCS)The NAPCS engages in federal and state advocacy, research, and awareness projects.  They work to educate lawmakers about the importance of school choice.  This group hosts the nation’s largest charter school conference each June.
National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA)NACSA works to increase and improve quality educational opportunities for children by strengthening charter school authrozing. This organization provides professional development and engages in research and legislative advocacy on behalf of the charter school sector.
National Charter School Resource Center (US Department of Ed)The NCSRC is dedicated to helping public charter schools reach their aspirations and further and to further understanding public charter schools.  They offer a diverse selection of objective resources on every aspect of the charter school sector. 
BLUUM – Let Learning GrowBLUUM is a nonprofit organization helping Idaho become a national model for how to maximize learning outcomes for children and families.