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General Education Resources & Links for North Idaho Education
The Idaho State Department of Education defines "Special Education" as "Specially designed instruction or speech/language therapy at no cost to the parent to meet the unique needs of a student with a disability including instruction in the classroom, the home, hospitals, institutions, and other settings; instruction in physical education; speech therapy and language therapy; transition services; travel training; assistive technology services; and vocational education."
There are some great checklists available for parents and their kids to navigate their education from Pre-K (or even before - start that savings account now!) through high school.
* In the School Listings, Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy & North Idaho STEM Charter Academy are listed within the geographic area of their respective School Districts, but they are distinct school districts.
What IS Common Core?
It's never too early to start thinking about your child's education, and to get them involved in the process. Consider a savings program, such as a 529 Plan (A 529 plan is a tax-advantaged savings plan designed to encourage saving for future college costs. 529 plans, legally known as “qualified tuition plans,” are sponsored by states, state agencies, or educational institutions and are authorized by Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code. For more info visit SEC.gov).
Idaho's College Saving Program is called IDeal.