She was barely 5-feet, 2-inches tall, but Barbara Robey was considered giant in public education. Robey, who died June 10 at the age of 79, was well-known and respected at the Capitol where she lobbied on behalf of the Arizona School Boards Association (ASBA), a role she filled for 17 years.Read More »
Armando Ruiz started Espiritu Schools by bulldozing apartments on family-owned property to make room for a few portable buildings to serve as classrooms.
The former south Phoenix lawmaker stood on the school grounds in Phoenix in June 2014 and pointed to where a mountain of 10,000 tires once rose next to 300 rusty, dilapidated cars.
Some people collect antique cars. Others go fishing. Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal leaves posts anonymously about Adolf Hitler on political blogs.Read More »
An estimated 50 percent of Arizona’s public-school students are going to use the more expensive paper versions of the Common Core achievement test.Read More »
This year’s gubernatorial race could have major implications for the future of K-12 education, from funding levels to school choice to the rancorous debate over the standards known as Common Core.Read More »
The State Board of Education released its request for bids today to find a company to administer a test to measure student achievement on the state’s learning standards.Read More »
Arizona is withdrawing from the association of states that is developing the assessment test for Common Core.Read More »
The fighting went on for months, but in the end an alliance of public school advocates and business community leaders won the main battles over education in this year’s legislative session.Read More »
Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal compared Common Core opponents to “barbarians at the gate” May 13 and vowed to fight them to preserve the educational standards, setting off a Twitter attack by conservative blogger and syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin.Read More »
University of Arizona and Phoenix city officials on Thursday are scheduled to announce what the Tucson-based university says will be "a major announcement" about the development of its Phoenix Biomedical Campus.Read More »