Episode 20: Charter schools, and the challenges of growth

Idaho’s charter schools — now at 81 and counting — serve about a tenth of the state’s K-12 students.

The debate is not about whether charters are here to stay. It’s now a debate about managing the growth, and serving a diverse student community.

Idaho Education News’ Devin Bodkin recently looked at the state of charters in a series titled “More Choices, More Challenges.” On this week’s podcast, Bodkin talks to Kevin Richert about the project.

About Kevin Richert

Senior reporter and blogger Kevin Richert specializes in education politics and education policy. He has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. He is a frequent guest on KIVI 6 On Your Side; "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television; and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at [email protected]

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