WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama unveiled a waiver program Friday that opens the door for states to sidestep education obstacles in the much-maligned No Child Left Behind law. The new program gives states flexibility in the use of federal funds and on No Child Left Behind deadlines – as long as states adjust school policies to be more in line with the White House.Read More »
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WASHINGTON – Arizona’s college-bound students continued to score higher than the national average on all sections of the SAT, according to a College Board report released Wednesday. The state also did a better job closing the “achievement gap,” with white ...Read More »
Education groups from across the spectrum are putting their differences aside to work on a ballot measure that would raise taxes for K-12 education and put into place reforms that could fundamentally change the way schools operate in Arizona.Read More »
A record 814 Arizona schools, or 42 percent, failed to get students to make adequate yearly progress in the 2010-11 school year, compared with 563 schools, or 29 percent, the previous year.Read More »
As funding continues on a downward spiral, educators and administrators are faced with the daunting task of keeping schools staffed and operating. While the laying off of teachers grabs the majority of school budget-cut headlines, there is a whole other group that is just as vital to kids’ success in schools and whose numbers are also dwindling: nurses.Read More »
An audit of a controversial ethnic studies curriculum in the state’s largest school district showed the Mexican American Studies program complies with state law, but the state’s schools chief nonetheless declared the program illegal, a move that threatens to cost Tucson Unified School District 10 percent of its state funding.Read More »
Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal is set late to announce the results of an audit his office commissioned that will show whether Tucson Unified School District’s Mexican American Studies program is in violation of state law.Read More »
When school ends May 25 for the Tucson Unified School District, the countdown begins on what is to become of its Mexican American Studies program.
Auditors submitted a draft report on it, and Schools chief John Huppenthal is expected to make his decision on the program’s fate by the end of this month.
Friendly to faith-based legislation and deeply rooted in a small-government and fiscally disciplined philosophy, Arizona’s new legislators helped define and successfully push a conservative agenda at the Capitol.Read More »
The state is delaying release of an audit of the Tucson Unified School District's Mexican-American Studies program.Read More »