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Idaho School Supt. To Testify In D.C. On “No Child Left Behind”

(AP) - Public schools chief Tom Luna is expected to testify later this week before a U.S. House committee on efforts to overhaul the nation's governing education law. Meanwhile, state lawmakers are urging Congress to repeal No Child Left Behind, which expects every child to be at grade level in math and reading by 2014.

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Idaho Changing System For Evaluating Schools

(AP) - Idaho plans to adopt a new grading system for public schools while seeking a federal waiver to get around provisions of the No Child Left Behind education law. Under the state Department of Education's new accountability system, Idaho will use a five-star scale to evaluate and recognize schools.

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Task Force Recommends Changes to Tech Education Plan

A statewide task force has approved more than 50 recommendations on how Idaho should implement education changes that will phase in laptops for every high school teacher and student while making online courses a requirement to graduate...

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Idaho BOE OK’s Online Credit Requirements

(AP) Idaho is set to become first state in the nation to require high school students to take at least two credits online to graduate. The state Board of Education gave the online education requirement final approval Thursday, despite heavy criticism of the plan at public hearings this summer.

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IBOE Considers Online Credit Requirement Thursday

Idaho would become the first state to require students to take at least two credits online under a plan headed to education officials for final approval.

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“Students Come First” Law Goes Before Judge Hansen

(AP) The debate over the education reform plan for Idaho continues, moving now into the courtroom. A district judge is considering whether one of the "Students Come First" laws might be unconstitutional. 

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Idaho Considers Federal Grant For Education.

Idaho is among states eyeing a $500 million federal grant competition to improve preschool education programs.  But how exactly the money could be spent in Idaho, which does not fund a statewide pre-K program, remains uncertain as officials wait for the U...

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Top Story Instapoll 8/3/11:Do Enough Idahoans Have College Degrees For Businesses To Locate Here?

Idaho is lowest in the nation for graduating students going on to college.  Some think that is a big factor in why larges high-paying companies may not want to relocate here...

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Top Story Podcast 8/2/11: Guaranteed Birth Control For Women, Steve Millington, Ken Edmunds

Top Story Podcast 8/2/11: First Hour - Birth Control for women...guaranteed, Steve Millington. Second hour - State Board Of Education member Ken Edmunds...

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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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