Episode 59: A newsy summer on the school choice front

There’s been a lot going on in school choice politics the past two weeks.

A Tuesday U.S. Supreme Court ruling could open the doors to public funding of religious schools.

The Biden administration faces pushback over proposed rules regarding federal charter school startup grants.

And the State Board of Education took the unusual step of closing an Idaho charter school.

To break it all down, Kevin Richert interviews Terry Ryan, the CEO of Bluum, a nonprofit that works with charter schools across Idaho.

(Disclosure: Bluum and Idaho Education News are funded by the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation.)

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  • Episode 58: What the future holds for the Reclaim Idaho initiative (Guest: Luke Mayville, Reclaim Idaho)
  • Episode 57: An inflection point in the school safety debate (Guest: Mike Munger, Idaho School Safety and Security Program)
  • Episode 56: What’s the state of early education in Idaho? (Guest: Beth Oppenheimer, Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children)
Kevin Richert

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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