If public students are migrating to private schools via a first-of-a-kind state program, it’s happening in a trickle. But some public school advocates worry that the exodus soon could become a torrent.Read More »
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A House committee on Monday approved one of two small expansions of a voucher-like program that allows students to use public funds for a private education.Read More »
A bill before Arizona lawmakers this session renews a push to allow teachers to arm themselves in the classroom.Read More »
Proponents of a voucher-like program are preparing to make them available to every student statewide – more than a million youngsters – now that court challenges to the initial program have been rebuffed.Read More »
A federal judge handed Arizona unions a legal victory by finding two 2011 bills regulating paycheck deductions and picketing unconstitutional.Read More »
Some teachers or administrators in rural schools and retired police officers working in any Arizona school would be allowed to carry a gun under a proposal approved by a Senate committee Tuesday.Read More »
School teachers who undergo special training would be allowed to have a gun in a locked area of a school, including their classroom, under a bill being pushed by a Republican lawmaker and Attorney General Tom Horne.Read More »
Taking a page from higher education, Gov. Jan Brewer announced today she wants to install a system in which public schools would earn some of their funding based on student achievement.Read More »
Following her public feud with an association representing Arizona municipalities this year, a Republican from Scottsdale wants to bar the association’s new employees from joining the state’s retirement system.Read More »
In the wake of the massacre that left 20 children dead at a Connecticut elementary school, the Arizona Attorney General’s Office wants to provide firearms training to one employee at every school.
Under the plan, which Attorney General Tom Horne announced today, every K-12 school in the state can designate its principal or another employee to receive extensive training to in firearms use and emergency response.