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Students walk out of class in protest of education reform plan
Feb 28, 3:35 PM:

Over 150 students walked out of class this morning and straight to Nampa City Hall in protest of two reform bills the ID Senate passed last Thursday. Same thing happened in Philadelphia when students didn't support >

Legislation would change the way teachers are paid
Feb 25, 11:39 AM:

Bills eliminating new-teacher tenure and seniority in layoff decisions, in addition to changes in performance evaluation, moved to the ID House. Union reps angry; administrators okay with it, most likely because they >

Idaho Senate votes to curtail teacher's union
Feb 25, 11:07 AM:

ID Senate approves restrictions on public school teachers' collective bargaining rights, leaving only monetary issues in their bargaining power. Bill about "putting students first"  would end seniority as a factor in >

Legislation would change aspects of teacher pay
Feb 25, 9:56 AM:

Reform bills passed in ID senate would eliminate teacher tenure, restrict collective bargaining and award pay bonuses for school performance. Unions unhappy, nervous about likely passage in House. No word on how schools >

2 steps toward school reform
Feb 25, 9:35 AM:

Despite bipartisan opposition, the ID Senate passes bills limiting union bargaining power and establishing merit pay bonuses. A third measure proposing an increase in classroom tech. funded by teacher layoffs was sent >

Advancing reform bills spark outcry
Feb 25, 7:42 AM:

State Senate passes bills eliminating tenure for new teachers and restricting collective bargaining. Move sparks meetings and vigils across state. Report draws connection with WI protests and asks union president if >

Idaho lawmakers to rework school reforms again
Feb 24, 2:43 PM:

Unlike WI Dems who fled state to delay work on a bill they didn't like, ID Dems decided to have read-the-bill-aloud time to put the breaks on action for legislation that would phase out teacher tenure. Goes on to name >

Plan to reform Idaho schools faces more changes
Feb 23, 9:34 AM:

Legislative proposals to improve schools and save money, supported by Schools Chief Tom Luna sparked opposition rallies in Idaho this week leading lawmakers to consider more changes to the legislation. Is that really the >

Plan to reform Idaho schools may face more changes
Feb 23, 8:35 AM:

Ed reform increasingly debated in ID. Reworked bill heads for another round of revision in the state senate. Describes changes in governor's proposal -- fewer online course requirements, lower pay instead of larger >

Idaho teachers unions protest against proposed cuts (Reuters)
Feb 22, 7:37 AM:

Possible vote this week on trio of ID bills that would eliminate seniority as factor in layoffs, replace tenure with 1- or 2-years contracts and remove issues like class size and teacher workload from collective >

Will Luna's campaign contributors benefit from reform plan?
Feb 18, 10:03 AM:

Tech companies contributed to Luna's campaign -- worry of undue influence in virtual learning reform plan. Luna declares districts will be able to determine providers. Deeper digging could've hinted at what's to come >

Teachers question Xavier's management company
Feb 18, 9:40 AM:

Teachers at ID charter angry about lack of transparency on admin. services spending. Only hear board's reaction -- details on what prompted teachers to react this way missing. Is school successful? Knowing performance >

Idaho Lawmakers Move Public School Reforms Forward
Feb 18, 8:52 AM:

Legislators face union and PTA challenges over proposed overhauls to ID's Ed system, including: replacing tenure with merit pay, increased class-size, 770 teacher layoffs, and requiring online courses for students.  What >

Idaho's education reform debate gets ugly
Feb 16, 9:22 AM:

Luna's reform ideas, particularly on teacher contracts, induce personal property attacks. Contention of debate captured, but no indication of what isn't working in Idaho -- no understanding of why changes thought >

Public schools chief details changes to ed reforms
Feb 15, 9:17 AM:

State Supt. changes ed plan in response to widespread opposition, reducing online reqs and restructuring teacher pay. Some say concerns are still not met but alternative proposals are nowhere to be found here.

Educators first
Feb 14, 11:54 AM:

Says it is "exploring" the teachers union in ID.  Sounds like its only resource is union handbook.  Get specific on how, or if, collective bargaining helps students achieve to high levels.   Need more than one >

District staff testify on reform plan
Feb 11, 10:30 AM:

Lots of local ID school leaders show up to tell state to lay off, that they are fine, thank you. Others back proposed reforms. Reporter calls it democracy. A more comprehensive report on the hearing is in order and what >

Luna's education overhaul sent back for rewrite
Feb 11, 10:15 AM:

Bill sent back for edits after intense debate over ID plan to increase classroom tech and eliminate teacher tenure. Must have been a big discussion but you wouldn't know it from here. People need more info on what's >

Transforming Education: Will Idaho schools chief Tom Lunas plan favor out-of-state online providers?
Feb 11, 10:06 AM:

All about who can provide the best online education for the fewest state ed. dollars. State Supt. plans to increase virtual classes and open the doors to private providers. Without an indication of how the classes are >

Citizens speak out on education reform
Feb 10, 1:29 PM:

People step up to give their views to legislators about proposed overhaul of public education system. Merit pay, tenure on the docket. Many more showed up to oppose but who were they and what will their impact be?




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