Asked about the state’s math initiative, Luna said it’s had “tremendous impact.” He noted that, among other changes, students are choosing to do additional math through the Apangea math program he’s added in classrooms. “We have states from all over the country that are coming to Idaho to learn about our math initiative,” Luna said. Olson said that program hasn’t impacted instruction, and questioned whether its manufacturer was a campaign contributor to Luna. “It would be compared to the rooster crowing in the morning being credited for the sunrise,” he said.
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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