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Former Idaho Schools Chief Not Running for Congress

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Former Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna says he will not run for the open House seat in Idaho's 1st Congressional District.

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Luna Presents 2015 School Budgets

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna is proposing a 6.9 percent budget increase to Idaho's public school funding for 2015, the largest spending increase he's proposed in his nearly eight-year tenure.

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Idaho Public Instruction Superintendent Tom Luna Not To Run For Re-Election

Boise, Idaho (KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV) - Idaho Public Instruction Superintendent Tom Luna announced this Monday morning that he will not seek a third term to his office.

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Luna Will Bring Back Merit Pay in 2013 Legislature

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Public schools chief Tom Luna plans to ask the 2013 Idaho Legislature to adopt another pay-for-performance program for teachers, saying he doesn't believe voters' rejection of merit pay last week is any indication they want to return to the old way of compensating educators...

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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...

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Luna Can’t Escape Prop 1, 2, 3 Discussion

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho public schools chief Tom Luna says he can't go anywhere without being grilled about his "Students Come First" laws limiting union bargaining, promoting merit pay and providing laptops for high school kids...

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8 Year Deal with HP for Idaho School Laptops

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's new $182 million contract with Hewlett-Packard Co. to provide laptops to high school students and teachers contains a language requiring the state to pay for machines that are lost, damaged or stolen...

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Cost of Laptops for Idaho Schools

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The eight-year, $180 million pact with Hewlett-Packard Co. for laptops required under public schools chief Tom Luna's education overhaul is dividing Idaho's Republican lawmakers...

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Now to Fund School Computers after State Reaches Deal

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Now that state officials have signed a $180 million deal to put laptops in the hands of high school students, the task facing lawmakers will be finding the money to pay for it...

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Reform Backers Refuse Disclosure of Donors

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A group promoting Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna's education overhaul ahead of the Nov. 6 vote refused again to disclose its donors and instead suggested it take back its money...

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Prop 1,2,3 Supporters Catching Heat for Ad

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An ad promoting Idaho education reforms recycles a three-year-old speech, using it out of context to bash those trying to repeal the changes on Nov...

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Superintendent Files Suit for Free Education

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A former Idaho school district superintendent has filed a lawsuit against the state arguing public schools are violating the state constitution by charging students fees for what is supposed to be a free education...

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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...

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Luna Wiki War

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The spokeswoman for State Schools Superintendent Tom Luna triggered a tug of war over his Wikipedia entry when revising the page to include, among other things, positive information about his reforms — the subject of polarizing debate...

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School Computers catch Negative Advertisement

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A new radio advertisement from critics of Idaho's education reforms calls a laptop program being rolled out under the changes an "unfunded mandate" that will require schools to spend millions of dollars they don't have...

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Idaho Schools Get Boost From Land Fund

Public schools will receive a $31 million boost from Idaho's land endowment next year.  But not every member of the state Board of Land Commissioners was happy with the distribution...

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Comedian Revives Effort To Recall Idaho School Superintendent Tom Luna

Stand-up comic Ron "Pete" Peterson, who finished fourth with 5 percent of the vote in the 2010 GOP primary, says he's organizing another run at removing Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna from office...

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Luna Recall Effort Fails

A group seeking to recall public schools chief Tom Luna over his new education laws failed to meet a Monday deadline to collect nearly 160,000 voter signatures. The Committee to Recall Tom Luna needed to submit 158,107 valid signatures from registered voters to succeed in their push for an August special election.

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Second Education Bill Passes House

A second bill in State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna's education reform has won approval from the Idaho House of Representatives...

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Education Bill Goes Back to Comittee

As expected the biggest piece of a plan to reform Idaho's public schools has been sent back to the Senate Education Committee, where it narrowly passed on a 5-4 vote last week...

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