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Parents To Decide On Teacher Bonuses

Parents across Idaho will now play a role in whether or not their child's teacher gets a raise. Teacher bonuses in more than two dozen school districts will depend to some degree on how well they can  engage parents, as part of new education changes that were signed into law this year. 

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Idaho Close To “No Child Left Behind” Waiver

(AP) Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna says the state is close to receiving a waiver under the No Child Left Behind Act. But Luna says the bottom 15 percent of schools will still be held accountable under the law

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Luna Asks For $61-Million For Schools

Public schools chief Tom Luna says education would get about a third of the projected $180 million budget surplus Idaho is expected to carry into the next fiscal year, under a spending plan he's submitting to the governor

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Idaho School Progress Slowed In 2010

Idaho school progress stagnated last year, with only 62 percent of schools again meeting targets.     Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna said he was pleased that overall school performance mirrored the previous year's figure, given that tight budgets could have led to even poorer math and reading test results.

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Luna For Governor?

Word on the street is that Idaho School Superintendent Tom Luna could be the next governor.  Luna's success in passing his "Students Come First" education reforms have made him the subject of speculation over a 2014 run - should Gov. "Butch" Otter exit the scene.   

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Top Story Podcast 7/15/11:Debt Debate, Luna Recall, Steve Crump, Shelly Dugan

Top Story Podcast 7/15/11: First hour - A letter from Judge Napolatano to John Boehner, Luna Recall, Steve Crump.  Second hour - Shelly Dugan of Jerome recently was stricken with rheumatoid arthritis.  She was unable to get the help sh

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Voters Will Get A Say On Luna Plan

It's official: Voters will weigh in on Idaho's new education laws next year. On Monday the Idaho Secretary of State's office issued official certificates placing the three referendums on the Novem

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“Students Come First” Meetings Underway

State schools Superintendent Tom Luna opened the first meeting of his “Students Come First” Technology Task Force yesterday with a speech calling on Idaho to become a “global leader” in education.

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GOP Asks For Donations to Fight Luna Recall

The Idaho GOP is asking its constituents for "emergency" gifts to help Idaho schools superintendent Tom Luna defeat a recall effort. The Idaho statesman reports that Chairman Norm Semanko sent a recent letter to party faithful  asking members to make a donation

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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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