In his State of the State address, Gov. Doug Ducey pleaded with lawmakers to settle with schools and resolve the K-12 inflation funding lawsuit, whose outcome could plunge Arizona’s budget deeper into a fiscal abyss.Read More »
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The Arizona Legislature approved the first bill of the legislative session today, sending to Gov. Doug Ducey a measure that would require high school students to pass a civics test in order to graduate.Read More »
Arizona’s more than 63,000 medical marijuana patients ate, drank or smoked more than 10 tons of the drug last year.
That’s the equivalent of about seven Volkswagen Beetles, more than 2,300 gallons of milk - or, if you prefer, in excess of 40,000 eight-ounce bags of Cheetos.
When Ducey’s “Classrooms First Initiative” 11-member council starts “scrubbing” the funding formulas to find new ways to get more money into the classrooms, the first thing it will find is that Arizona’s percentage of total spending on building and campus operations, food service, counselors, nurses, librarians and other support services is way above the national average.Read More »
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey cited a survey that was discredited five years ago to argue that the state's students are performing dismally on civics and that a new statewide civics test is needed.Read More »
State authorities say they have shut down two Internet cafes in Phoenix as part of an ongoing illegal gambling investigation.Read More »
The Arizona Legislature is set to consider legislation creating a new high school civics test that is a priority for Gov. Doug Ducey.Read More »
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge on Wednesday put a lawsuit over inflation adjustments for public schools on hold and suggested the parties try to settle.Read More »
Rebecca Gau, executive director of the education advocacy group Stand for Children, said she believes Ducey’s proposal to open up unused school facilities could benefit both district and charter schools, though she said a lot will depend on the details.Read More »
A coin toss has decided the temporary leader of the Navajo Nation Council.Read More »