“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. The 39 member panel is in charge of deciding how computers and technology will be used in classrooms across Idaho. Their goal is to make Idaho not only a national leader in education, but a global leader. Luna says that Idaho's education system has to catch up in order to keep up with a technological world. The task force will meet once a month for at least the next 18 months. The task force is meeting again today. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and former West Virgina Gov. Bob Wise are joining them to talk about how they incorporated more technology in their states' classrooms.