Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal has replaced Attorney General Tom Horne with private attorneys to defend him in an ethnic studies lawsuit filed by 11 Tucson Unified School District teachers.Read More »
For many undocumented students, the only realistic hope of becoming legal U.S. residents is Congress passing legislation dubbed the DREAM Act, short for Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors. As proposed last year, the act would offer undocumented students without criminal records a path to citizenship if they complete two years of post-secondary education or military service.Read More »
Carina Montes, an A-grade high school student and JROTC member, would normally have good chances as she applies for college scholarships. But Proposition 300, a voter-approved law that requires students who can’t prove citizenship to pay out-of-state tuition and denies them access to state and federal financial aid, is preventing even some of the most qualified students from getting access to a college education.Read More »
The American Dream Academy is one of a growing number of organizations trying to boost the academic achievement of Latinos by teaching parents the basics of the U.S. education system and how to prepare children for college. Both are foreign concepts to many in the Latino immigrant community.Read More »
The cultural clash over Tucson Unified School District’s ethnic studies program used to be one of Phoenix against the Old Pueblo.
A new conflict has emerged, however, which pits teachers in the program, their supporters and the Pima County Democratic Party against two Democratic school board members, the district’s superintendent and a Tucson group dedicated to improving public schools.
School choice advocates managed to beat the sine die clock to revive a proposal to expand the school tuition tax credit program, but even scaling down its potential fiscal hit wasn’t enough to persuade the governor that it wouldn’t negatively impact the state’s coffers.Read More »
The Arizona Education Network, one of several groups that have been fighting cuts to schools, said 59 of the state’s 90 legislators flunked their tests when it comes to funding the state’s education system.Read More »
The Arizona Legislature has approved a bill to make the state's tax credit programs for donations for private school scholarships more generous.Read More »
Supporters of Arizona’s tax credits for scholarships to religious schools hailed the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the program as a major victory for the school choice movement.Read More »
The Supreme Court rejected a challenge Monday to an Arizona tax break that directs millions of dollars to private religious schools.Read More »