Arguing that struggling schools and students need more class time and less summer vacation, state representatives approved a bill to allow such schools to increase their calendar year to 200 days, and pull in some extra state money in the process.Read More »
The Arizona Court of Appeals has ruled that a 2010 state law allowing school districts to spend unused bond money without asking voters is unconstitutional.Read More »
TUCSON — Pima Community College is reducing tuition for Pima County residents enrolled in a new federal program for illegal immigrants brought to the United States at a young age.Read More »
The practice of locking problem children in small confined rooms at school isn’t going to stop under HB2476, but supporters say at least parents will have the right to know their children can be in solitary confinement.Read More »
A panel of lawmakers on Thursday advanced the governor’s proposal to create a new system of financially rewarding schools based on their performance. But as the Senate Education Committee hearing showed, getting the legislation out of committee was just one of its many hurdles.Read More »
Substitute teacher Teresa Ottesen Binder said she has the nerve to shoot to kill if faced with a threat at her school.
“And I have the skill to do it,” Binder said.
When his son was two years old, Rep. Phil Lovas, R-Peoria, and his wife, Corrine, watched in horror when he began to itch, his eyes became watery and his face began to “blow up” after eating peanut butter.Read More »
All eyes will be on Tucson Unified School District in the next year as it establishes a court-ordered “culturally relevant” classes.
And while most are going to see how the process unfolds, Attorney General Tom Horne is certain the curriculum merely will be a resurrected version of the banned Mexican American Studies program because the new classes are under development by the same person who designed the defunct program.
After the approach was compared to prison scenes in the movie “Cool Hand Luke,” a Mesa lawmaker took the first step Monday toward ending the practice of placing unruly schoolchildren in isolation rooms.Read More »
When the Littleton Elementary School District in Avondale added 20 days to its school calendar last year in order to help struggling students and prevent the summer backslide, about 10 percent of districts’ teachers quit.Read More »