Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas unveiled a comprehensive education plan Oct. 1 that includes addressing a teacher shortage by providing financial incentives to teach in underserved areas.Read More »
A new data system that counts students and calculates how much money each school receives for them began running on July 28 to replace a dysfunctional system that education leaders said was wasting millions of dollars.Read More »
A new report by the U.S. Census Bureau affirmed public school advocates’ lament that Arizona is near or at the bottom among the states when it to comes K-12 funding.Read More »
The Joint Legislative Budget Committee on Friday revised its estimate for cuts to funding for small charter schools and said the Department of Education is wrong in its interpretation of legislation establishing the reduction.Read More »
Arizona’s Solicitor General has tapped a retired judge and Gilbert’s town attorney to investigate whether Attorney General Tom Horne used the Attorney General’s Office as his campaign headquarters.Read More »
If public students are migrating to private schools via a first-of-a-kind state program, it’s happening in a trickle. But some public school advocates worry that the exodus soon could become a torrent.Read More »
The Arizona Board of Regents this afternoon rejected a motion that essentially sought to reduce the tuition rates for students who are in the country illegally but who have received deferment from deportation under a federal program.Read More »
The House Appropriations Committee is meeting June 10, but the panel is not scheduled to take up the budget package approved in May by the Senate.
Instead, the committee is scheduled to tackle two measures: Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid expansion, which is one component of the budget, and a proposal to allow for surprise inspections of abortion clinics.