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ID21 Award


The ID21 Awards, a contest designed to discover and reward Idaho’s most creative and innovative learning programs, announced six grand prize winners who will receive $50,000 each at an event October 16, at the Egyptian Theatre in Boise.

“These transformative programs represent the education revolution in Idaho,” said Jamie MacMillan, executive director of the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation, sponsor of the ID21 Awards.  “They are driven by outstanding leaders, supported by their community and use creativity, innovation and technology to provide real-world relevant skills for their students.  These winners are changing the way Idaho learns.”

The winning programs represent public K-12 grade schools, community organizations and higher education programs across Idaho:

North Idaho STEM Charter Academy District 480, Rathdrum

This school offers inquiry-based learning with a radical shakeup of the K-8 class schedule. Students spend every afternoon tackling an ambitious Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) project with real world applications.  Partners include MIT, the Museum of Science and the US Navy.

More information here


News reporting on North Idaho STEM Grant


Watch the KREM interview regarding North idaho STEM Charter Academy receiving the ID21 Award from the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation


Boise Channel 7 Viewpoint on ID21 Award Winners:


Press release from the Coalition of Idaho Charter School Families