The Senate on March 28 approved a proposal that would prohibit colleges and universities from hiring, firing or granting tenure to faculty members based on their religious or political beliefs.Read More »
The former head of computer chip maker Intel says Arizona's future rests on the success of elementary and high-school students and he's urging businesses to take a more aggressive role in shaping the state's education policy.Read More »
Controversial legislation to allow concealed weapons on Arizona university and college campuses is dead, the proposal's sponsor said Tuesday. State Sen. Ron Gould, a Republican from Lake Havasu City, told The Associated Press that there is not enough support among lawmakers for the bill.Read More »
TUCSON — Parents of school children in Arizona will be required to fill out new forms showing proof of residency for the upcoming school year.Read More »
TUCSON — A federal judge has taken under advisement an argument to strike down a law targeting the Tucson Unified School District's ethnic studies program. The case challenges the constitutionality of the law formerly known as HB 2281. The plaintiffs are two current TUSD students.Read More »
The bill, SB1061, stalled this week in the House after its author, Sen. Rich Crandall, asked for it to be held because he said it became a distraction to other education bills he sees as a priority.
The Mesa Republican asked the House Education Committee chairwoman to kill the bill on March 12, even though Crandall said he believed it had the votes to pass. The measure sailed through the Senate last month, 19-10.
A federal judge threw out a former school superintendent's lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and other county officials over the sheriff's criminal investigation that led to a misdemeanor conviction against the school official.Read More »
A coalition aiming to bolster K-12, higher education, state infrastructure and children’s health care funding filed a ballot measure today for a new 1-cent sales tax hike that would go into effect as soon as Proposition 100 expires in 2013.
The initiative, filed by the group Quality Education and Jobs, would direct about 80 percent of the money it raises to education, with the overwhelming majority going to K-12 schools. The tax would raise about $1 billion a year.
A lawmaker’s attempt to have Arizonans decide whether to revive the voter–approved Heritage Fund is stalled in the House.Read More »
Arizona lawmakers are considering legislation to ensure the state is spending the same amount of money per student at each of its three public universities.Read More »