Skeptics and opponents of the massive 2008 school district unification and consolidation push are voicing a willingness to give the issue another chance, but not without certain conditions.Read More »
The clash over the way Arizona teaches English to kids who don’t speak the language is being waged on two fronts.
The more familiar one is in U.S. District Court in Tucson, where for the past 19 years the state has been defending Flores v. Arizona, a case that has driven funding and policy for teaching kids to speak English and has been to the U.S. Supreme Court and back.
The Ninth Circuit has re-instated court oversight of Tucson Unified School District’s desegregation efforts, with Judge Sidney Thomas writing in his opinion that the 2009 decision to grant the district “unitary” status was unfounded.Read More »
A legislative committee on Wednesday debated changing the way student success is measured in Arizona schools, which would also change the structure of education funding.Read More »
Arizona is about to consider a funding concept for its three universities that has shown spotty results, but which is re-emerging as the system of choice for legislatures around the nation. The Arizona Board of Regents is set to unveil a detailed plan in early July that will serve as the foundation for legislation to transform the funding system from enrollment-based to performance-based.Read More »
Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal failed to indentify a single course that makes Tucson Unified School District’s Mexican American Studies program unlawful and he relied too heavily on quotes lifted from textbooks and the program’s website, an attorney for the district asserted in an appeal filed June 22.Read More »
Tucson Unified School District fired back Wednesday at state schools chief John Huppenthal, saying in an appeal that his findings that the district’s Mexican American Studies program is unlawful are thin.Read More »
Rep. Chester Crandell, a Heber Republican, is pushing a system of school finance reform of his own making that would pay school districts as students reach certain levels of achievement.Read More »
A state senator is accusing the Maricopa Community Colleges board of planning to break the law by reconsidering its tuition rates, a move the legislator said would result in undocumented students paying in-state tuition rates.Read More »
Dr. Michael Crow will continue to serve as president of Arizona State University for another six years, the Arizona Board of Regents announced today.Read More »