The Coeur d’Alene Education Partnership was founded in 2012 by a group of parents, business leaders, and community members committed to ensuring the continuation and furtherance of excellent public schools in their district and state. Recognizing the need for an entity to unite the community around quality public education, keep citizens informed about opportunities and issues in local and state educational policy, and bring human and monetary resources to schools, local residents formed CEP to be a pillar for student success and excellence in the Coeur d’Alene district.
The Coeur d’Alene Education Partnership is an independent, nonprofit partnership driven by the belief that every student in our district deserves a public education of the highest quality. We work to unite individuals, businesses, and organizations in support of excellence in public education, to keep the community informed about educational developments, and to advocate on a local and state level for superior public schools.
The Coeur d’Alene Education Partnership envisions a school district that is a state and national model for excellence. Students of all ability levels will receive the tools necessary to maximize their potential in college, career, or other post-secondary pursuits. Programs will succeed in developing the whole child as a life-long learner, and students will become citizens who productively contribute to the nation and the world. Educators will be drawn to the district for a superior work environment that nurtures their talents and values their contributions. The district will be financially robust and fiscally responsible, efficiently managed, abreast of the latest research, and constantly seeking to improve. The Coeur d’Alene School District will become a flagship in the community that spurs economic growth and development.
Excellence. We are driven by the core belief that every student in the Coeur d’Alene School District deserves a public education of the highest quality.
Economic Interdependence. We recognize the compelling connection between exemplary public schools and a strong local economy. A vibrant local school system will allow Coeur d’Alene to attract and maintain quality jobs, local business, and talent by enhancing quality of life for all in the community.
Collaboration. We believe that the highest quality education will be achieved for our students when all parties in our community—parents, educators, local and state government, businesses, nonprofits, community members, and others—work together toward this goal. We seek to find common ground and shared values whenever possible.
Dialogue. We believe in the value of open and vigorous public dialogue over key decisions affecting public education in our district and state, and we strive to ensure that the community is well informed about the issues, challenges, and choices that our state and our district face.
Research-Based. We believe in utilizing solid research from high-quality, verifiable sources to shape and inform ideas about how to best achieve an excellent and well-rounded education for our district’s students.
Student-Focused. At a foundational level, we strive to represent the students. We endeavor to support educators in the quest for inspired, child-centered teaching that develops the whole child as a lifelong learner and productive citizen.
Autonomy. Our objectives are driven solely by the goal of providing an excellent public education to all students in the Coeur d’Alene School District. We work in conjunction with other groups and individuals when possible, but are not aligned with any one entity or constituency group.