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ACLU blasts charter schools for violating enrollment law

Posted by   /  December 14, 2017  /  Education  /  No Comments

Report called an ‘anti-charter witch hunt’ By Maria Polletta |The Republic Expectations for Arizona’s publicly funded charter schools are clear: Accept state money, follow state rules. With few exceptions, that means welcoming “all eligible pupils who submit a timely application” regardless of income, ability or national origin. Yet when the ACLU of Arizona examined 471 […]

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In the face of governor’s opposition, business leaders propose sales tax hike for education (and 10% teacher raise)

Posted by   /  December 14, 2017  /  Education  /  No Comments

Proposals would go on 2020 ballot By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times A plan by business leaders to ask voters for a 1.5-cent sales tax hike for education at the 2020 ballot could set the stage for a possibly expensive battle with Gov. Doug Ducey and his Koch brothers allies […]

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State investigators looking into Scottsdale school construction project

Posted by   /  December 8, 2017  /  Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Carrie Jung, KJZZ and Evan Wyloge | Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting This story is part of a larger collaboration between KJZZ and the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting (AZCIR). More on this investigation will be coming soon. hange is coming to Scottsdale’s public schools. Voters in the district approved a $229 million overhaul […]

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Goldwater fingerprints in school choice

Posted by   /  December 8, 2017  /  Education  /  No Comments

Think tank worked to control Arizona school voucher program behind scenes, emails show By Yvonne Wingett Sanchez | The Republic In the spring of 2011, an Arizona think tank was celebrating what it billed as a landmark victory for school choice: The Legislature had passed a bill making it legal to give tax dollars to […]

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Legislature favored in turf battle with board that oversees universities

Posted by   /  December 8, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Education  /  No Comments

AG rules against regents, concludes Legislature can set university tuition rates By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Attorney General Mark Brnovich issued a legal opinion December 7 saying that, with only narrow exceptions, the Legislature has “unrestricted’’ authority to redefine the powers and duties of the Arizona Board of Regents. […]

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Arizona students come to school hungry and troubled, survey finds

Posted by   /  December 4, 2017  /  Education, Featured News, Health Care  /  No Comments

Some students only get hot meals when they are at school, which often affects their ability to learn A majority of teachers and principals in Arizona said their students are facing multiple barriers to learning, including coming to school hungry and dealing with a personal or family crisis. According to a recent survey from Scholastic, […]

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Waddell’s first new high school in a decade will break ground

Posted by   /  December 3, 2017  /  Education  /  No Comments

By Eric Apodaca | azbigmeda.com An Arizona school district is set to get its first newly built high school in a decade in the form of a cutting-edge campus that will be the basis for research, while simultaneously providing a modern classroom setting for students. The upcoming Canyon View High School will be made with […]

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Court to rule whether Save Our Schools group messed up their ballot signatures

Posted by   /  December 2, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Education  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Foes of universal school vouchers told a judge Friday she cannot consider a challenge brought by those who want to keep voters from getting the last word on the plan. Roopali Desai told Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Margaret Mahoney that the lawsuit to […]

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Drilling down into education funding pits governor against ‘left-wing’ group

Posted by   /  November 29, 2017  /  Education  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Gov. Doug Ducey is fighting back against a report by a left-leaning research group that shows Arizona is spending less on K-12 education today than before the recession when inflation is taken into account. “That’s a false report by a left-wing public interest group,” […]

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State officials blow whistle on regents, call penalty on ASU over football coach buyout

Posted by   /  November 28, 2017  /  Education, Featured News, Sports  /  No Comments

Pinal’s Finchem wants Legislature to have juice with Board of Regents By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Pinal Central Pinal County Republican lawmaker wants to know whether he and fellow legislators can legally clamp down on the Arizona Board of Regents. Rep. Mark Finchem of Oro Valley said it’s clear the board is […]

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