Supporters of the initiative to make permanent a temporary one-cent sales tax increase claimed today that its failure at the ballot in November would have dire repercussions, including the closure of schools, teacher layoffs and increases in class sizes. They also pushed back against opponents’ assertion that revenues from the tax won’t reach the classroom.Read More »
It looks like Gov. Jan Brewer will be in the market for a new chief of staff
The Arizona Board of Regents today voted unanimously to offer its presidency to Eileen Klein, who has served as Brewer’s chief of staff since 2009. The board spent about 30 minutes in executive session before moving into open session, where the regents quickly moved to make the offer to Klein.
Eileen Klein, Gov. Jan Brewer’s chief of staff, is eyeing the presidency of the Arizona Board of Regents and may not be staying on the Ninth Floor for long.
Klein confirmed to the Arizona Capitol Times today that she will interview for the ABOR president position.
Jamie Jimenez, a 19-year-old illegal immigrant from Mexico, dropped out of high school three credits short of a diploma, blaming slacking off and stomach problems.Read More »
At an early morning panel on higher education, two lawmakers sparred over the funding model for the state’s university system, arguing about whether university funding should be based on enrollment numbers or not.Read More »
An initiative measure for a sales tax increase has been certified to appear on Arizona's November ballot after checks of petitions found enough valid voter signatures.Read More »
Arizona State University has been awarded a four-year, $30 million contract from the U.S. Department of Defense to protect military personnel against bioterrorism.Read More »
Arizona school districts are getting a boost to meet a third-grade reading mandate in the form of $40 million. The Arizona Republic reported Sunday schools statewide will receive money to assist in reaching a goal that all third-graders must have proficient reading skills.Read More »
WASHINGTON – Arizona high schools have increased their graduation rate by 24 percentage points in the past decade, the biggest increase in the country, according to a national report released Friday.Read More »
SIERRA VISTA — A southern Arizona college is relying on local property owners to contribute to its budget. The Sierra Vista Herald reports the Cochise College governing board will consider a 2 percent increase in the property tax rate during a hearing Tuesday on next year's budget.Read More »