Yuma police recommend charges against state senator
Yuma police are recommending prosecutors pursue four misdemeanor charges against state Sen. Don Shooter, who heatedly confronted a teacher at a Yuma charter school and later claimed his medically disabled grandson was repeatedly “humiliated and bullied” by his teacher.
Regent proposes new tuition category for ‘Dreamers’
A member of the Arizona Board of Regents suggested creating a special new tuition category for university students whose parents brought them to United States illegally when they were children.
Gov. Brewer signs bill creating school performance plan
Gov. Jan Brewer on Thursday signed a bill into law setting up a pilot project that simulates tying funding to performance for a handful of school districts and charter schools, but she said in a letter to the Legislature that she wants more than a simulation.
Brewer vetoes bill adding disabled kids to charters
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill that would have allowed charter schools to enroll some disabled pre-school students because the Legislature didn’t include funding for the students.
Students group scales back but still plans a role
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.
UA law school cutting tuition as enrollment drops
TUCSON — Tuition for law school students at the University of Arizona is going down.
The school is reducing tuition by about 11 percent for in-state students and by 8 percent for nonresidents. The change comes as the school faces a 13.5 percent drop in first-year students and a decrease of more than one-third in the number of applicants since 2005.
Regents approve tuition hikes at Arizona universities
The Arizona Board of Regents on Thursday approved tuition increases at the state’s three public universities and directed staff to explore legal options to reduce tuition for some immigrants.
Arizona Senate rejects tougher teacher evaluations
The Arizona Senate has rejected a bill making it easier to fire some low-performing teachers.
Governor says new law is first step in dealing with school isolation rooms
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.
Federal judge rules in favor of Arizona labor unions
A federal judge handed Arizona unions a legal victory by finding two 2011 bills regulating paycheck deductions and picketing unconstitutional.
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