A bill that would allow parents to shut down a failing school, fire its principal or turn it into a charter school narrowly won passage in the Senate today. The legislation applies to schools that receive a “D” or “F” under the state’s new grading system.Read More »
The House Appropriations committee narrowly passed a bill today that would require all university students to pay at least $2,000 of their tuition.Read More »
A state House committee has approved a bill requiring full-time students pay generally $2,000 annually toward their tuition at a state university.Read More »
A bill to generally require that full-time students pay at least $2,000 toward their annual tuition at a state university gets its first hearing Wednesday.Read More »
The Goldwater Institute looked to a group of community organizers and Democratic operatives for inspiration for its latest school choice idea.
The institute helped draft and is advocating for SB1204, which would allow parents of students attending failing schools to close down the school, convert it to a charter school or remove the principal.
Just when it seemed the conflict in Tucson Unified School District was nearly resolved, Sen. Lori Klein has sponsored a bill aimed at the teachers of the defunct Mexican American Studies program.Read More »
A teacher's role may be to expand a student's vocabulary, but one Arizona lawmaker wants to make sure that doesn't include four-letter words.Read More »
Advocates for government transparency are objecting to language in an education bill that would prevent the public from reviewing school principals’ performance appraisals. At present, whether the public has access to those performance appraisals depends largely on the policies of individual school districts. But HB 2823, authored by Rep. Doris Goodale, R-Kingman, would specifically exempt principals’ evaluations from public disclosure.Read More »
Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal announced today that the state will seek a waiver from No Child Left Behind, the federal law that sets education standards.Read More »
Given the popularity and practical uses for technology, you’d be hard-pressed to find a school district in Arizona that isn’t giving students a taste of 21st century education.
The spread of laptops, hand-held devices and smart phones in classrooms is driven by rapid expansion of technology itself and by the fact that it’s the world that kids live in today.