Superintendent Tom Luna

Candidates question Luna staff bonuses

Tom Luna awarded $151,000 in staff “retention bonuses,” but about one-fifth of the money went to former staffers.

Could feds help with school WiFi costs?

Remember Idaho’s ongoing fight over broadband funding, and the federal “e-rate” program? State superintendent Tom Luna is hoping this same program will give school WiFi programs a boost in funding.

Looking beyond the tech pilots

The next superintendent of public instruction will need to figure out what to do about rolling out technology in the state’s public and charter schools.

Tech pilots: Idaho gears up for Round Two

The state has another $3 million up for grabs for school technology pilot projects. The application period opened Wednesday; the deadline is June 11.

Goedde wants to drop WiFi deal (UPDATED)

Sen. John Goedde would like the state to give the school districts $2.25 million to pursue WiFi hookups. His move sets up a potential showdown with State Superintendent Tom Luna — and perhaps Gov. Butch Otter.

Luna: Idaho not ready for pre-K pilot

State superintendent Tom Luna says Idahoans “would be remiss to ignore” the fact that some students aren’t prepared for kindergarten. But he doesn’t believe a pre-K pilot program is the answer.

Luna will not replace chief deputy

The Education Department will parcel out several responsibilities — including managing the rollout of the Schoolnet instructional management system.

Tom Luna charts his exit strategy

Outgoing state superintendent Tom Luna hopes to take some of the politics out of the debate over education policy. Will things work out that way?

Luna: WiFi hookups will hit deadline

During a briefing on the high-profile WiFi contract Tuesday morning, state superintendent Tom Luna fielded a wide range of questions — with a few tougher questions thrown in.

Video: A quick look at Luna’s legacy

Here’s one look at state superintendent Tom Luna’s eight years in office, from KIVI and KNIN’s Jake Melder.