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Idaho To Ignore Parts Of “No Child Left Behind”

At least three states are vowing to ignore the latest requirements under the No Child Left Behind law, defying the federal government as their frustration grows over an program they say sets unrealistic benchmarks.

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Cassia County School Distrct Cuts Positions

The Cassia County school district is eliminating 5 and a half positions next year. The Times News reports that the school district  has trimmed $879,699 from its fiscal 2012 salaries budget...

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Top Story Podcast 6/15/11:Downtown Sign, State of the City, Online Courses

First hour - The downtown sign says Welcome To Historic Downtown - Please report any vandalism, prostitution, assaults, selling of narcotics

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Gov. Otter Urges Support For Education Reform

Governor Butch Otter urged those attending a conference in Twin Falls yesterday to support the education reform laws that are facing a repeal effort. 

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Teachers Union, TF School District, Reach Agreement

Negotiations between the Twin Falls Education Association and the Twin Falls School Board are complete and both sides seem satisfied. 

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Two “Heavy Hitters” Coming To Idaho To Kick Off Education Technology Task Force

Public schools chief Tom Luna says two former governors will visit Idaho next week to help him kick off the first meeting of his technology task force...

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Education Reform Opponents Present Signatures To Sec. Of State

Signed petitions to put Idaho's new education reform laws on the ballot in November were presented to the secretary of state's office Monday afternoon.

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School Chief Luna Speaks Out On Education Reforms

From referendums to recalls, the debate over Idaho's public education system continues to be a hot topic. The Idaho department of education has begun to implement the new laws that made up State Superintendent of Schools Tom Luna's reform package. Luna introduced the package during this past session of the Idaho legislature.

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Top Story Podcast 5/26/11:Downtown TF Parking, It’s Your Business, Cops, Education Reform Referendum.

Top Story Podcast 5/26/11: First hour - Downtown TF Parking, It's Your Business, Cops. Second hour - Education reform opponents say that have the signatures needed to put it to a vote in November

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Education Reform Opponents Have Signatures

Organizers of a bid to dump education and union reforms that recently passed the 2011 Idaho Legislature say they've gathered enough signatures to put three repeal measures on the November 2012 ballot. 

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National Teacher’s Union Hires “Signature Gatherers” In Fight Against Luna Plan

Teachers want voters to decide if Idaho should phase out teacher tenure, restrict collective bargaining and introduce merit pay.  Idaho Education Association spokeswoman Julie Fanselow told the Idaho Statesman for a story Thursday that the IEA received $75,000 from the NEA to pay for printing costs and signature gatherers...

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Online Class Task forced Formed

The state Board of Education has appointed a task force to decide how trustees will proceed with online course requirements for high school students...

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Top Story Podcast 4/12/11: City Golf And Swimming, Steve Millington, Board of Education

Top Story Podcast 4/12/11: First Hour - City Golf Course and Swimming Pool Management, Steve Millington. Second Hour - Ken Edmunds and Mark Browning From State Board of Education

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Senate Passes Education Budget

There was some good news for Idaho's public education budget Tuesday.  The state Senate passed a budget that is one percent larger than last year's.

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Final Education Bill On Gov. Otter’s Desk

Lawmakers have sent the final piece of a plan to reform Idaho's public schools to the governor's desk, following three months of fierce debate that dominated the 2011 session...

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Top Story Podcast 3/31/11: Obama Spreading Evil In Mid-East – Democrats Pouting.

Top Story Podcast 3/31/11: First hour: Glenn Beck claims Obama is spreading evil in the Middle East, bat clinic, cops. Second hour: Democrats in Boise are pouting because they didn't get their way

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Highway 93 Construction Starts Monday

(AP) Legislation to shift money in Idaho's public schools budget to pay for classroom technology and other reforms is headed to the state House of Representatives. 

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JFAC Approves Education Budget

For the third year in a row, the public education budget will decrease, but State School Superintendent, Tom Luna, says that this year's cut will be a relief for most districts.  State departments across Idaho have been taking drastic budget cuts during this legislative session.  Luna says schools have been preparing for the worst, but Monday morning the budget writers gave schools some mixed news. 

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Top Story Podcast 3/28/11: King Obama the Confused – Intolerance Of Christianity

Top Story Podcast 3/28/11: First hour: Obama's speech tonight and his confusion over Libya, Randy Stapilus. Second hour: Intolerance toward Christianity in America

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Third Ed-Reform Bill Approved By Senate Committee

Lawmakers are advancing the third piece of a plan to reform Idaho's public schools, with legislation to boost technology in the classroom. The Senate Education Committee voted 6-3 to approve the bill yesterday, with supporters convinced they need to restructure how Idaho's scarce education dollars are spent.

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