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[BREAKING] Judge rejects bid to knock tax hike on richest in Arizona for education off ballot

Posted by   /  August 16, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Education  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star A judge has slapped down efforts by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry to block people from voting on whether to hike income taxes on the rich to generate $690 million a year for education. In an extensive ruling this morning, Maricopa County Superior […]

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‘Educate Gilbert’ says no politics in our school

Posted by   /  August 15, 2018  /  Education  /  No Comments

  By ADI News Services Educate Gilbert, a grassroots group of parents, educators, business owners and residents of Gilbert invested in local education, launched a No Politics In Our Schools campaign to educate community members and warn school administrators about the legal and professional ramifications of allowing political activity to occur in schools. Related: As […]

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Arguments in education tax on rich comes down to fine (percentage) points

Posted by   /  August 15, 2018  /  Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Calculating numbers for income tax return with pen and calculator The question of whether Arizonans get to vote on a tax hike on the wealthy to raise $690 million a year for education could depend on what a judge thinks of a math teacher’s […]

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Tolleson Union to construct new high school in Avondale

Posted by   /  August 7, 2018  /  Education  /  No Comments

By Connor Dziawura | West Valley View Avondale residents will soon see the construction of a new high school from the Tolleson Union High School District. The as-of-yet unnamed school will open at the northwest corner of Avondale and Encanto boulevards in time for the 2019-20 school year. “Our goal is to build a new […]

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Glendale charter school teachers accuse principal, vice principal of sexual harassment

Posted by   /  August 6, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Education  /  No Comments

By Craig Harris | Arizona Republic Two former teachers at Heritage Elementary allege its two top administrators sexually harassed them repeatedly during the past year, creating a hostile environment that forced them to leave the Glendale charter school. In a six-page demand letter to the school, the women say they are seeking the firing of […]

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Republicans balk at Douglas in primary, teachers split

Posted by   /  August 3, 2018  /  Education  /  No Comments

  By Katie Campbell | Arizona Capitol Times Republican leaders are abandoning state Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas in her re-election bid, favoring a former teacher they consider their best shot at keeping the office red. But some in the Red for Ed camp that took over the Capitol this spring say Douglas is […]

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Website places Arizona in bottom 5 in U.S. for education

Posted by   /  July 31, 2018  /  Education  /  No Comments

  By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via PinalCentral Arizona schools are near the bottom of the barrel nationally when academics, class size and even student bullying are considered, at least according to a financial advice web site. The new study from WalletHub comes as education takes center stage in this year’s political races. […]

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Democratic superintendent race gets nasty with personal attacks

Posted by   /  July 29, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Ricardo Cano, | Arizona Republic Up until now, the Democratic primary race for state superintendent of public instruction had been mostly quiet between candidates Kathy Hoffman and David Schapira. They agree on issues more than they differ. But a month away from the Aug. 28 primary, one campaign has gone on the offensive with […]

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Raising the bar: Job prospects look good for Arizona’s next generation of attorneys

Posted by   /  July 27, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Education  /  No Comments

‘Competition for good lawyers has intensified’ By Brandon Brown | Phoenix Business Journal As the next wave of Arizona attorneys flocked to the Phoenix Convention Center this week to take the Arizona Bar Exam, the prospects of landing a job for newly minted lawyers is looking good. About 600 recent law school graduates were expected […]

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Ballot issues pamphlet won’t include amount of tax revenues in education funding proposal, panel decides

Posted by   /  July 26, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

  By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star A Republican-dominated legislative committee decided Wednesday that voters don’t need to be told that if they approve a business-backed tax-limiting measure the state could be foregoing more than $5.2 billion a year in revenues. There is no dispute that the constitutional amendment being pushed […]

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