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UA backs down from setting up ‘speech police’

Posted by   /  May 17, 2017  /  Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via PinalCentral Buffeted by claims from a Pinal County lawmaker it was creating “speech police,” the University of Arizona is backing down from its plan to create “social justice advocates” on campus — at least for the time being. Related: University of Arizona, regents sue website over alleged […]

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Pinal school districts join fight to repeal new voucher law

Posted by   /  May 13, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Kelly Fisher | PinalCentral Gov. Doug Ducey signed a school voucher expansion bill last month that has led to several Pinal County school districts adopting an Arizona School Boards Association resolution to oppose the measure and push for repeal. Senate Bill 1431 calls for a four-year, phased-in expansion of the state’s Education Savings Account, […]

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School officials threaten lawsuit over proposal forcing them to raise teacher pay

Posted by   /  May 9, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Luige del Puerto | Arizona Capitol Times The lobbying arm of Arizona’s school boards is threatening to sue over a proposed amendment that would require 50 percent of inflationary funding increases for K-12 education to be used for teacher pay raises. The Arizona School Boards Association said the amendment by House Speaker J.D. Mesnard […]

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Group pushing voucher referendum short on money

Posted by   /  May 9, 2017  /  Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Katie Campbell | Arizona Capitol Times A new public-education advocacy group seeking a referendum on a recently passed voucher law has plenty of confidence, but it is sorely lacking the sort of high-dollar support needed to fight until the end. The process has certainly only just begun for Save Our Schools Arizona. Other legislative […]

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Parent group will seek to overturn Arizona school-voucher expansion

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

By Yvonne Wingett Sanchez and Rob O’Dell | The Republic Public-education advocates are launching a referendum campaign to halt the controversial expansion of Arizona’s school-voucher-style program. Members of the group Save Our Schools Arizona said they would file paperwork this week and begin gathering signatures to refer their proposal to the November 2018 ballot. The […]

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‘Brain drain’ persists in Arizona

Posted by   /  May 8, 2017  /  Education, Featured News  /  No Comments

By Emily Mahoney | Cronkite News ucson is known for its syrupy sweet Eegee’s slushies, superior Mexican food and for many years, it’s been haunted by stories of “brain drain” – that is, University of Arizona graduates leaving to work elsewhere after they get their degrees. The theme remains true. According to a 2016 report from […]

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No student housing appeal expected

Posted by   /  May 7, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Education, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Corina Vanek | Arizona Daily Sun In the two weeks since a Pima County Superior Court Judge gave the go-ahead for The Hub, a student housing complex located on Milton Road, Phoenix Avenue and Mikes Pike, the skeleton of a building has started to take shape on the site. The 591-bedroom apartment complex, which […]

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UofA hopes new student fee for athletics can be game changer

Posted by   /  May 3, 2017  /  Education, Sports  /  No Comments

By Logan Newman | Cronkite News Service Granted, it is the offseason, but a quick glance around the Gate 2 underpass at Arizona Stadium shows the need for upgrades. It’s used as a tunnel to get to and from the University of Arizona campus. If it weren’t for the concession stands, gate numbers and a […]

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Strife ahead as FY18 Arizona budget takes shape

Posted by   /  May 3, 2017  /  Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times A Republican budget plan set for its first vote today would give Arizona teachers a pay hike more than double what was proffered by Gov. Doug Ducey. But Democrats want to double that again. And they may just have the leverage this year to […]

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Arizona lawmaker: Let’s end compulsory schooling and stop forcing education ‘down everybody’s throat’

Posted by   /  May 3, 2017  /  Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Valerie Strauss | The Washington Post Put this in the you-can’t-make-this-stuff-up category: A legislator in Arizona has said that there should be no compulsory education, and he wants to repeal a state law that mandates that young people attend school. He is Paul Mosley, an extremely conservative freshman Republican member of the Arizona House […]

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