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The Arizona Students' Association is scaling back as it faces the impact of recently signed legislation but says it will continue to advocate on behalf of university students.Read More »
The Arizona Senate has rejected a bill making it easier to fire some low-performing teachers.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer signed a bill into law Wednesday requiring parental consent for unruly school children to be placed in isolation rooms.
Brewer said in a letter to the Legislature’s leaders and bill’s sponsor that the new law, passed as HB2476, is just the starting point in deciding policy on the use of the rooms.