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TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2012

Unapologetic: Teachers Want Out 

Unapologetic Democrat: My wife is a teacher and there are very few teachers I know that aren’t taking early retirement just to get out of the system. The Idaho legislature which I think unfortunately reflects the opinion of the citizens (I guess that is how...

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MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012

Trib: No Future For Idaho Teachers 

Newly minted teachers: Bring your degree to Idaho's classrooms. Spend a couple of years here. Gain some experience. Then leave. Look for a state that values you and your profession.Or find something else to do. If you don't know this already, pay attention to the...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2012

Idaho Teachers Leaving In Droves 13 

Nearly 1,300 Idaho teachers left the profession in 2011, up from about 700 the year before. More than half of the educators who abandoned teaching last year left for "personal reasons," according to data from the state Department of Education. School districts reported another 96...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2011

Luna Mum re: Investigating Teachers 

Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna warned educators last month they could be fired for politicking at school, but says he can't disclose whether any are under investigation. Luna's spokeswoman, Melissa McGrath, wrote last week that "at least 10 informal complaints" had been filed with...

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MONDAY, FEB. 14, 2011

Luna: Teachers Could Cut Own Pay 

State Superintendent of Schools Tom Luna has switched his list of five new bills to just three: One on labor conditions, one on reform, and a separate bill on pay for performance. Introducing the new measures, Luna said, “Ultimately because of this legislation, class sizes...

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.