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Luna To Times: More Online Classes

Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna couldn't get lawmakers to agree to require online courses in high school, but he told the New York Times the State Board of Education will back a mandate. In January, Luna proposed mandating that eight of 46 required high school courses be taken online. In the face of opposition from lawmakers, he scaled that back to six, then four. But lawmakers removed the provision in Senate Bill 1184, deferring the decision to the unelected State Board of Education. In a story published in the Times on Wednesday, Luna said he will propose a rule this summer and the board will back him/Kevin Richert, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: Do you have the impression that Superintendent Tom Luna wants public school in Idaho to become all virtual academy?




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