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Eye On Boise archive for Feb. 14, 2011

MONDAY, FEB. 14, 2011

The retooled school reform plan... 

Here's a link to my full story at on the retooled version of state Superintendent of Schools Tom Luna's school reform plan that was introduced today; it makes no change in the most controversial provision: Raising class sizes and cutting hundreds of teaching jobs.…

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Gov, supt: Changes only 'enhance' plan

Gov. Butch Otter and state schools Supt. Tom Luna said in a news release today that the changes made to the education reform bills, which were introduced in a new three-bill package today, only "enhance" the plan. Click below to read the full news release.

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Questions about new ed reform bills...

Sen. Nicole LeFavour, D-Boise, said, since she didn't get an opportunity to ask any questions on the new Luna bills, she wants to make sure that when the committee takes them up, more information is available on the impacts of the bills on property taxes;…

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State Supt. of Schools Tom Luna pitches three new bills on his school reform plan on Monday to the Senate Education Committee (Betsy Russell)

Luna: Testimony was not 'window dressing to us'

State Superintendent of Schools Tom Luna told the Senate Education Committee, "The testimony that was given to this committee over those three days was not window-dressing to us. We heard good ideas and good comments, and we've responded accordingly." The Senate Education Committee then quickly…

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Sunshine bill, anti-bullying measure introduced

The Senate Education Committee has voted unanimously to introduce legislation to require community college trustee candidates to file sunshine reports on their campaign finances just as do other candidates for elective office; and to strengthen Idaho's anti-bullying laws. Now it's moving on to the new…

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