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Luna Ed Overhaul Hits Road Block

The centerpiece of Idaho's controversial school reform plan may be dead for this year, senators indicated, even as separate bills on teacher contracts and pay move through hearings in the House. The main bill, SB 1113, was pulled back to the Senate Education Committee last week after earlier squeaking through it on a 5-4 vote; late this afternoon, committee members said it's not coming back. The measure sought to raise Idaho's class sizes in grades 4-12 and eliminate 770 teaching jobs in the next two years, to generate millions in savings that would be funneled into technology boosts, including laptop computers for every high school student, and a teacher performance pay plan/Betsy Russell, Eye On Boise. More here.

Question: How does this affect the other two bills?



D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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