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Luna’s three pillars…

Luna said the "three pillars" of his school-reform proposal are: The 21st century classroom, which he said is "not limited by walls, bell schedules, school calendars or geography;" "great teachers and leaders;" and "transparent accountability," to hold students accountable for the work they do and to hold teachers, leaders and school districts accountable for student achievement.

He then proceeded to pass out "clickers" to the committee members to demonstrate one aspect of the "21st century classroom," and had them answer questions about Idaho history. In addition to investing in technology, the state needs to expand virtual learning, he said. By the fall of 2012, he said, all 9th graders would be required to take two online courses per year, a requirement that would then expand to all students.

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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