The two-decade old charter school movement is heading in a new direction as a bond-rating firm warns that it could spell long-term financial trouble for a Phoenix district.Read More »
The race for superintendent of public instruction so far has been one guy stumping for himself. Democrat David Garcia’s Republican opponent, Diane Douglas, has yet to engage him in a debate. She hasn’t updated her website from her primary run nor has she done any media interviews.Read More »
The Arizona Board of Regents on Wednesday will consider extending the employment contracts of several top officials of the state university system.Read More »
Two former GOP schools chiefs are endorsing Democratic candidate David Garcia for superintendent of public instruction.Read More »
Elections for two new at-large seats to the Maricopa County Community College District governing board will take place, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled today.Read More »
A trial court judge entered a final judgment today in a monumental school finance case, compelling the Legislature to reset inflation adjustments for public schools at a price tag of about $317 million for fiscal-year 2015.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court agreed today to hear an appeal to a ruling that struck down a 2010 law adding two at-large seats to the Maricopa County Community College District governing board.Read More »
Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal says his newfound opposition to the Common Core educational guidelines has been misrepresented and he now thinks they are “sound standards.”Read More »
A new report points to the suburbs as the place in the state where the risk of child hunger grew the most during the recession.Read More »
Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal has joined the barbarians at the gate.
Huppenthal flip-flopped Tuesday on his position on Common Core, saying he “never” supported the learning standards. His new stance comes just two months after he spoke at an Arizona Capitol Times Morning Scoop forum on K-12 education issues, during which he implored education and business leaders to do a better job selling the virtues of the standards to voters.