Arizona's college students will get to voice any concerns they have over upcoming tuition changes. Students can attend hearings at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the state's three public universities and their satellite campuses in the Phoenix area, Tucson, Flagstaff, Yuma and Sierra Vista.Read More »
TUCSON — A federal judge has taken under advisement an argument to strike down a law targeting the Tucson Unified School District's ethnic studies program. The case challenges the constitutionality of the law formerly known as HB 2281. The plaintiffs are two current TUSD students.Read More »
The bill, SB1061, stalled this week in the House after its author, Sen. Rich Crandall, asked for it to be held because he said it became a distraction to other education bills he sees as a priority.
The Mesa Republican asked the House Education Committee chairwoman to kill the bill on March 12, even though Crandall said he believed it had the votes to pass. The measure sailed through the Senate last month, 19-10.
A federal judge threw out a former school superintendent's lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and other county officials over the sheriff's criminal investigation that led to a misdemeanor conviction against the school official.Read More »
Arizona won an $11.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to continue efforts to improve the state's lowest-performing schools.Read More »
A coalition aiming to bolster K-12, higher education, state infrastructure and children’s health care funding filed a ballot measure today for a new 1-cent sales tax hike that would go into effect as soon as Proposition 100 expires in 2013.
The initiative, filed by the group Quality Education and Jobs, would direct about 80 percent of the money it raises to education, with the overwhelming majority going to K-12 schools. The tax would raise about $1 billion a year.
A lawmaker’s attempt to have Arizonans decide whether to revive the voter–approved Heritage Fund is stalled in the House.Read More »
Arizona lawmakers are considering legislation to ensure the state is spending the same amount of money per student at each of its three public universities.Read More »
Desert Willow Elementary School teacher Luz Ordosgoitia colors water red to show her sixth-grade science class that density affects how water and several other liquids separate when mixed.Read More »
Rep. John Kavanagh says he's decided to kill a bill that would have required college students to pay a portion of their school tuition.Read More »