Of the 841 bills filed by lawmakers as of 5 p.m. Jan. 26, more than 10 percent deal in some way with education-related issues. A total of 97 education bills have been filed in the two chambers. For a listing and status of all the bills filed so far in the First Regular Session of the 50th Legislature, see our bill summaries in Section B. Bill titles courtesy of Arizona Capitol Reports.Read More »
A federal judge has set a March deadline for filing of briefs that represent the next stage in a decades-old court fight over adequacy of the state's instruction of students learning the English language.Read More »
House minority leader David Schapira is pushing to add philosophy to a list of courses that qualify schools for grants under a program intended to make Arizona students more competitive.Read More »
With the state facing a $1.15 billion deficit next year, the “higher” in the phrase higher education almost certainly applies to tuition.Read More »
Tom Horne has moved one step closer to ending the Tucson Unified School District's Mexican-American Studies program by formally laying out his case that the program promotes racial division and portraying his nearly four-year crusade as a stand against segregation.Read More »
Proposition 302 is history and a loan is off the table, but First Things First and the Governor's Office are looking for "creative" solutions the agency can offer for the state's budget crunch.Read More »
Rep. John Kavanagh, who backed this year's ballot measure to sweep hundreds of millions of dollars from a childhood development agency, has a message for an education group that opposed the effort: You don’t kick a hornet’s nest without risking a sting.Read More »
Some say innovation could be a possible silver lining for Arizona schools as they brace for possible new state budget cuts.Read More »
The musk of democracy in full swing hangs in the air over the Hayden Lawn at Arizona State University as Ron Paul supporters gather to hear the Texas representative speak. Roughly 200 people – smaller than his last speech at ...Read More »
The décor of Curtis Acosta’s classroom and some of the core principles that he is teaching in his Latino Literature class at Tucson High Magnet School represent the impact points in the upcoming clash between state education officials and the Tucson Unified School District over the curriculum used in the district’s Mexican-American Studies program.
At any point after the law takes effect Jan. 1, Arizona school officials may decide that the Tucson Unified School District is not complying with HB2281, a law passed by the Arizona Legislature this year that puts restrictions on ethnic studies courses, such as those offered as part of the Mexican-American Studies program in Tucson.