Tom Luna

 

 


 

Tom Luna is the former Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction. He served in this position from 2006 to 2015.Previously he was Senior Adviser to Secretary of Education Rod Paige from 2003 to 2005 and White House Initiative on Tribal Colleges and Universities Director from 2003 to 2004. In addition, Luna was Chairman of the Nampa School Board. Before his election to statewide office, Luna made a career in the private sector as a businessman. He was President of Scales Unlimited Incorporated.




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Data is essential for improving outcomes for students. Whether it is informing improved instruction, empowering parents and communities, or helping policymakers make decisions and target resources, our education system needs data in order to continuously improve. In order to create a culture of trust that enables effective data use, policymakers and education professionals must ensure that the public has confidences that state and local leaders act to protect student data privacy. This self-paced course will discuss the value data brings to improve education, offer recommendations for addressing privacy concerns while promoting effective data use, and explore lessons learned from existing and emerging policies in education and other sectors.

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