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Educators share best practices at Go On Summer Institute

Best practices, future of Go On shared at third Summer Institute

BOISE – June 10, 2014 — Almost 150 students, teachers and administrators gathered June 10 for the third Go On Schools Summer Institute to share best practices in the past school year.

The “Round Up” themed event, sponsored by the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation, was held at Western Town at the Western Idaho Fair Grounds.

Those in attendance represented 21 Go On Schools — the schools awarded grants from the Albertson Family Foundation to help students understand the necessity of postsecondary education. Based on feedback from prior institutes, participants most wanted time and space to share what did and didn’t work in their schools.

The group heard from industry experts, were given the opportunity to visit with representatives from stakeholder groups like Strive for College and IDEAL College Savings Program and, as requested, share best practices with each other.

“The work these teachers and administrators are doing is above and beyond,” Senior Program Officer in Change Management for the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation Lisa Fisher said. “These 150 or so educators are at the forefront of changing the culture of going on to higher education in Idaho. It will be because of them that our students understand the importance of continuing education after high school.”

Fisher also said that the progress so far would not have happened without the hard work and tenacity from Go On Schools consultant Rob King.

In addition, participants heard ideas about the future of the Go On initiative that could include the Idaho PTECH Network, Khan Academy in Idaho and other Albertson Family Foundation initiatives.

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