Virtual School Meanderings

August 12, 2010

Albertsons Foundation Donates $100K To Online Learning

A few days ago, the following came through my Facebook news stream.

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As you may recall, a while ago I had posted an entry entitled Idaho Needs Our Attention – where I described potential cuts to the funding of the Idaho Digital Learning Academy.  Well, the Governor pushed through those cuts and in response the Idaho Digital Learning Academy had to implement enrollment caps.  It appears that this donation from the J. A. & Kathryn Albertson Foundation that they will be able to lift that cap and any student in the state of Idaho will be able to enroll in the Idaho Digital Learning Academy.

Not being familiar with the source of the original article, in case it disappears or goes behind a password, the complete article is re-produced below:

Albertsons Foundation donates $100K to online learning
Posted on August 10, 2010 at 10:51 AM
Updated yesterday at 8:39 PM

BOISE — The J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation has donated $100,000 to the Idaho Digital Learning Academy.

IDLA is the state-sponsored online school which serves junior high and high school students in nearly every district in Idaho.

Due to budget cutbacks mandated by the Idaho Legislature, IDLA was forced to implement enrollment caps for the upcoming school year.

Now, using the $100,000 donation, IDLA will immediately lift the caps on advanced placement/dual credit classes.

As part of its statewide ‘Go On’ campaign, the Albertson Foundation is supporting IDLA’s effort to encourage students to go on to college.

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