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Budget committee plans more money for public schools next year

Idaho’s largest budget item is set for fiscal year 2013. After more tense debate in the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee (JFAC) Monday, the panel set an overall $1.566 billion budget for Idaho’s public education system. That represents a total spending hike … Continue reading

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Cameron pushes bill to end teacher pay reductions in Luna’s reforms

In an unusual meeting Wednesday morning, the Senate Finance Committee approved a bill to end the teacher pay reductions imposed by reforms pushed last year by Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna. The bill, brought by Sen. Dean Cameron, R-Rupert, … Continue reading

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Main piece of education reform package sent back to committee

One of the main components of Superintendent Tom Luna’s education reform package is being sent back to committee after coming close to passage on the Senate floor. Senate Bill 1113, which mandates four online classes for high school students and … Continue reading

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Idaho ranked 22nd in education performance, receives ‘B-‘ grade for reforms

A few researchers from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) think Idaho’s public schools aren’t that bad – at least in some areas. One political operative from Caldwell thinks Idaho could do more to improve educational reforms and enhance school … Continue reading

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