Below is an executive summary of a number of reports done by the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation and its many partners.
Shackled Education Pioneers
2018 marks the 20th anniversary of Idaho’s first charter schools. This report details their rich history and accomplishments, but also reveals that in 20 years, continued modification of Idaho’s charter law has led it far from its original intent of allowing significant space for education innovation.
2017 People’s Perspective
Surveyed more than 1,000 Idahoans about their public education system. Find out what they said in the 2017 Survey: The People’s Perspective.
Learning Gets Personal: How Idaho students and teachers are embracing personalized learning through Khan Academy
Learn how 173 teachers, 10,500 students, a local university and Khan Academy came together with our family foundation in rural Idaho to adopt a different approach to learning and teaching and what five key principles lead to widespread and enthusiastic adoption of personalized learning.
Idaho Education Field Guide, volume 2
The Idaho Education Field Guide provides quick and easy access to key data that will support the work to improve Idaho’s education system.
State of America’s Schools: The Path to Winning Again in Education
This report by Gallup Education, details student and teacher engagement in schools and how it relates to achievement. The full report can be downloaded for free from Gallup’s website.
ED SESSIONS RECOMMENDATIONS
These seven recommendations are the result of three years of ED Sessions events that featured the nation’s best and brightest thought leaders in the education and innovation space. Almost 60 of Idaho’s most influential and knowledgeable education stakeholders convened in late-2014 to identify “low-hanging fruit” recommendations and a plan to set them forward in fewer than 12 months.
In collaboration with the Idaho Charter School Network, the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation and ECONorthwest, this report reveals a shift in Idaho’s demographics: By 2018, Idaho will become poorer, more diverse and more urban
RETHINK SERIES – Workforce Needs in Idaho
The series produced by the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation in concert with ECONorthwest, takes a deep dive into the complex issues surrounding Idaho’s education system. This report examines Idaho’s workforce needs .
RETHINK SERIES – The Future Job Market
This booklet is designed to alert highschoolers of the future job market.
RETHINK SERIES – Education Funding
This report examines education funding in Idaho.
“GUIDED PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS”
This report details the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation’s Continuous Enrollment initiative, which resulted in an astounding 500 percent increase in retention rates of non-traditional students.
GO ON SCHOOLS YEARBOOK
This yearbook features the 21 Idaho middle and high schools participating in the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation’s Go On Schools initiative. It details best practices, improvements in college-going rates and how faculty, staff, students and their communities made it happen.
“FRONTIERS OF K-12 REFORM”
This report, written by Dr. Paul Hill, is designed to shed light on education reform options being used in other rural parts of the U.S. and how it may be useful for Idaho.
“MOVING IDAHO FORWARD”
Commissioned by the J.A and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation, “Moving Idaho Forward” summarizes the necessity for a strategic plan and use for technology and data in Idaho. The full report on the flash drive is entitled, “Review of Idaho’s Educational Technology and Data Systems in Support of Student College and Career Readiness.”
IDAHO LEADS PROJECT SUMMARY
The Idaho Leads Project aims to provide meaningful professional development to teachers across our state to ensure quality teaching practices and boost student achievement.
“4 STATE TEACHER POLICY YEARBOOK”
The most recent report released by the National Council on Teacher Quality reports Idaho’s teacher prep grade is a D+. Since 2011, it has not been higher than its current grade.
RURAL OPPORTUNITIES CONSORTIUM OF IDAHO REPORTS
“ECONOMIC RETURNS TO EDUCATION IN IDAHO”
The study, done by Paul Lewin and Willem Braak, illustrates Idaho’s downward economic spiral and how its deteriorating economy will not improve until education levels of the state’s workforce increase.
4 BETTER OR WORSE
This slide presentation follows Dr. Paul Hill’s report on the motivations, benefits and risks of the four-day school week. A webinar archive can be found at rociidaho.org.