Introducing Palouse Prairie School of Experiential Learning (PPSEL)

I’ve joined the School Board for PPSEL, a new school forming in Moscow. The goal is to open the school in the Fall of 2007 as a K-6 public charter school. We are not at the beginning of the process, but there is a long way to go. The original five-person Board has done the work to create a Charter and budget planning, and to take those documents through Idaho state review. As I’m joining the Board, the revised Charter (responding to comments from the state) is before the Moscow School Board who are in their 60-day review period. The review will end in a public hearing on accepting the Charter (or not). Once accepted, the fun really begins.

Aware that this project is public in nature and that some documents and information need to be managed in a confidential way, I am launching a new section of the blog with updates, action you can take, and background information. RSS feeds of these are available, a page about all RSS from this site will help you know how to subscribe.

The topics:

  • Updates: Informational updates on the status of ongoing, or newly launched activities. Reports on milestones.
  • Action: Invitations to specific action you can take to advance the cause of the school. Public Meetings to attend, letters to write, work parties to join.
  • Background: General background information on Charter schools, school choice, resources, Experiential Learning/Outward Bound (ELOB) model, rubrics and assessment.

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