Education

Education

If you build it, they will run: Meridian ‘Pacers’ succeed in quest for new running track

More than a year ago, fitness-loving students and teachers at Ponderosa Elementary School in Meridian decided they needed a new running track to support their popular school program that got scores of people running and walking on the school grounds. The “Pacers,” as they’re known, celebrated a successful grassroots fundraiser with the help of the community and opened their new track this fall. The program continues to grow under the leadership of physical education teacher Jennifer Stoor.

Boise State University

It’s official: Bronco Nation gets a Latino alumni chapter

A group of Boise State professors, alumni and staffers led by Prof. Alicia Garza are celebrating the opening of the university’s chapter for Latino alumni. Organizers say the chapter is the first of its kind in Idaho. The creation of Casita Nepantla, a space in the student union building for Latino exhibitions and events, took place earlier this year. It’s all part of an effort to serve the university’s growing Latino population.

Education

Boise High Humanitarian Club takes the lead in new inclusion effort

The Wassmuth Center for Human Rights and HP have given the Boise High Humanitarian Club a set of posters to promote inclusion and discourage cultural prejudice. The posters are part of a larger statewide education effort to promote dignity for all people, say organizers. Sara Matlock, a club leader, talks about the club's work in the community.

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New private school shakes up education

Students in new Boise school say they like being responsible for their learning.
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New private school shakes up education

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Key to a good education: Make it real

Trying out college 0:40

Trying out college

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Boise High Humanitarian Club takes the lead in new inclusion effort