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Kelly Robson
Juliet Squire
Lynne Graziano

"Fairness in Facilities" takes a look at recent district and charter school construction projects in three Idaho communities: Boise, Meridian, and Middleton. The analysis finds that charter schools are building facilities at a similar cost per square foot as district schools, but at a much lower cost per seat. Moreover, the facilities funding that public schools have access to is not equal across the sector. Idaho’s charter schools receive $445 per student through state facilities funding streams. School districts, on the other hand, received an average of $1,206 per student for facilities. This is due largely to school districts’ ability to issue bonds and levy taxes to cover school construction projects. Charter schools do not have access to these local funding streams.
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Publication
Ashley LiBetti

"Let the Research Show" digs into the research on how an early educator’s preparation affects their effectiveness in the classroom — and ultimately finds that there are no clear answers about what high-quality teacher preparation looks like.
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Publication
Lynne Graziano
Jason Weeby
Tanya Paperny
Sara Mead

How do you build a continuously improving system of schools? Eight Cities is a new website from Bellwether Education Partners that provides stories from education leaders in eight cities who have moved more students into better schools.

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