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Teachers Will Still Get Merit Pay

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho teachers will still get about $38 million in merit-pay bonuses this year, despite voters' rejection of public schools chief Tom Luna's education overhaul. The Idaho attorney general says the failure at the polls shouldn't affect the payout

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Gov. Otter Not Discouraged Over Election Results

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter says he's not discouraged by Tuesday's defeat of Idaho's education overhaul because it's how the system works. Two-thirds of voters panned Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna's plan to spend $180 million to lease laptops for high school students and create online-class mandates

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State Makes Computer Deal with HP

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — State officials say they have awarded an eight-year, $180 million contract to Hewlett-Packard to supply Idaho high school students and teachers with laptop computers as part of the Students Come First education overhaul

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Teacher Bonus Info Released

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The state Department of Education has posted data online telling school districts which teachers have earned a bonus under a new merit pay plan. Districts were notified Wednesday they'll have 30 days to review and appeal the data used to calculate the pay-for-performance bonuses scheduled to go out Nov

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Luna Blames Out of State Efforts for Education Reform Resistance

(KLIX)- The campaign for the "Vote No on Proposition 1,2,3" got underway this week. The group aimed at pushing back State Superintendent Tom Luna’s Students Come First reform laws. The group says the laws approved last year are bad for students, teacher, an

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Education Reform Group Hires Consultant

(AP) - A group working to overturn Idaho's new education reforms has hired an out-of-state consultant who last November helped repeal a hotly debated Ohio law limiting collective bargaining.  David Williams is working on the Idaho campaign aimed at repealing laws that restrict teacher bargaining and require students to take online courses.

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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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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.  Read more here

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