Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal has been meeting with lawyers and his top aides in determining whether Tucson Unified School District is in violation of a law that restricts the teaching of ethnic studies.Read More »
The Arizona Education Association is suing the state over what it says are unconstitutional restrictions on the way unions can use money that is automatically deducted from its members paychecks.Read More »
Angelica Hernandez excelled in high school and did just as well in college, graduating earlier this month as the distinguished graduating senior in mechanical engineering at Arizona State University.Read More »
A veto by Gov. Jan Brewer may cost students at a proposed Arizona State University campus in Payson an additional $2,000 per year in tuition — if the project is actually completed.Read More »
Teachers unions and advocacy groups that sunk Arizona’s private school voucher system two years ago haven’t made any moves to strike down its successor, even though they say it is blatantly unconstitutional.
But school choice advocates say they followed the instruction of an Arizona Supreme Court justice and the previous program’s critics in crafting the new system, which will allow it to withstand the inevitable lawsuit.
Arizona’s years-long crusade to lead the nation in school choice policies hit perhaps its greatest roadblock in 2009, when the Arizona Supreme Court ruled that a limited voucher program violated a constitutional ban on providing state money to private or sectarian schools.Read More »
When school ends May 25 for the Tucson Unified School District, the countdown begins on what is to become of its Mexican American Studies program.
Auditors submitted a draft report on it, and Schools chief John Huppenthal is expected to make his decision on the program’s fate by the end of this month.
Implementing new technology, competition, accountability and effective funding will be the key to preparing Arizona’s children for the complex global marketplace that now awaits them, a panel of education experts said Tuesday.Read More »
The state's largest teachers union is mulling a lawsuit against a new state law it says unfairly restricts the way it can use union dues to communicate with members about political issues.Read More »
Arizona State University president Michael Crow says the school will cope with the latest $90 million reduction in state funding by increasing tuition, attracting more students and cutting costs in various places.Read More »