We sat down with Jeralyn Mire, Sandpoint High School’s dynamic and passionate post-secondary counselor. Her role is pivotal in helping graduating students choose their path forward. We feel especially proud because it was thanks to a grant made possible by our donors that her position was created. We thank our donors for helping to make

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“There definitely was no training in how to teach during a pandemic in my teaching certification program, so we were building the plane as we flew it.” Lori Bopp – Kootenai Elementary First Grade teacher. As students return (sort of) to school this week, we wanted to paint a picture of what it looks from

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Imagine, if you will, a world where classroom learning unexpectedly stopped for 55 million children in March of the school year. Hard to imagine. Wait. it’s reality. And our district leadership and teachers are challenged right now to minimize the setbacks to affected students and their families. Studies show students will be behind. No surprise

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Lake Pend Oreille School District closed in mid-March due to COVID-19 and quickly made plans for remote learning. The staff took two days right after the school board soft closure to create plans, packets, and video lessons. After those two days, they were rolling with distance learning and delivering lessons and support materials in one

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Shawn Keogh, former Idaho state senator (and longest-serving female senator in Idaho), was recently appointed to the State Board of Education by Governor Little. The Board provides oversight of Idaho’s education system at a high policy level. Shawn is also a PAFE board member. She joined us from her home to talk about what our

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Parenting is one of the most significant responsibilities a human can take on and the impacts are felt far and wide. Most of us know this and take the role very seriously. The thing is, even the most well-intentioned don’t always get it right. If you are expecting or have a child aged zero to

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Kiah Harris Sandpoint High School Class of 2018 Second-year student, North Idaho College Culinary Program Has a teacher or an event in your childhood made a certain impact that has influenced who you are and what you do today? In our ongoing series, we highlight a few student stories that showcase those pivotal moments for

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Has a teacher or an event in your childhood made a certain impact that has influenced who you are and what you do today? In our ongoing series, we highlight a few student stories that showcase those pivotal moments for them. You’ll notice each one of these moments was made possible by a PAFE grant

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Has a teacher or an event in your childhood made a certain impact that has influenced who you are and what you do today? Over the next few weeks, we will highlight a few student stories that showcase those pivotal moments for them. You’ll notice each one of these moments was made possible by a

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