Idaho Schools Superintendent accepts new job

BOISE, Idaho (AP) Idaho's Superintendent of Public Instruction has taken a job with a national organization that promotes science, technology, engineering and math education programs.

Tom Luna announced Tuesday that he will begin working as a vice president for Project Lead the Way early next year. Luna announced in January that he would not run for re-election to the state post.

As the vice president of policy, advocacy and research, Luna will oversee four regional directors and a team of policy analysts. Project Lead the Way sells STEM curriculum and teacher training programs to thousands of schools nationwide under a subscription plan.

Luna said in a prepared statement that serving the children of Idaho remains his top priority while he finishes his term as State Superintendent.