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Education Debate Continues

It will be another emotional week for Idaho lawmakers. The debate over education reform in Idaho has taken over this year's legislative session, and it's not over yet.

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Jill’s Take: 2 of 3 Reform Bills Pass as Part of Luna’s Plan

I guess all the hearings were for not.

“We’re disappointed they passed, but thankful for the 15 senators who listened to their constituents,” said Mike Wilkinson, president of the Twin Falls Ed

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More Changes?

The biggest piece of a plan to overhaul Idaho's public education system likely faces more changes.  Senate Education Committee Chairman John Goedde says there's a strong possibility the biggest of the three bills will be pulled back to his committee, where public schools chief Tom Luna's sweeping overhaul passed last week amid strong opposition from the state teachers union and other groups.

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Education Rallies Held Around State

100 empty chairs sat on the band shell in Twin Falls City Park yesterday.

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Top Story Podcast 2/21/11: IEA Union Busting Or Improving Education.

Top Story Podcast 2/21/11: Education Rallies Today. Is the state trying to improve education or bust the IEA?

There are IEA sponsored rallies all over the state today regarding Idaho's education reform plan.  The IEA thinks it's union busting.  Supt. Tom Luna and Le

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Luna’s Education Plan Introduced To Full Senate

Lawmakers have taken the first step in reforming public education in Idaho.

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Luna In Hot Seat At Town Hall Meet

Another town hall meeting last night on Idaho schools Superintendent Tom Luna's education reform plan. This one took place at the studios of Idaho's news Channel 7 and was broadcast live around the state. Luna was in the hot seat as people with close ties to education voiced their concerns and asked him their questions. In the past two years, Idaho's public education system lost about $200 million in funding. 

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Legislature Begins Discussing Idaho Education Plan

Lawmakers began to hear testimony about the plan to reform Idaho's education  system yesterday.

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Local Parents, Teachers, Discuss Education Reform

Parents and teachers met last night at an informational meeting put together by the Idaho Education Association to discuss Idaho’s proposed education overhaul.  About 30 parents and teachers attending the meeting at the Filer elementary school

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