WASHINGTON – A sharp drop in surgical abortion procedures in Arizona has been offset in recent years by a corresponding rise in nonsurgical procedures — the abortion pill.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 »
Maressa Curran has lived with type 1 diabetes for 21 years. At age 23, she can care for herself now, but it hasn’t always been that way. Attending school in the mid-1990s, she found little support for diabetic students because awareness and diagnosis of the disease, especially in children, was lacking.Read More »
The bald pate and rotund body seen here on the Capitol veranda is that of George W.P. Hunt, photographed on Valentine’s Day, 1912, delivering his inaugural address as the state’s first governor.Read More »
A federal appeals court Tuesday ordered a lower court to renew its oversight of a decades-long desegregation order against the Tucson Unified School District.Read More »
State law allows recall targets, like Pearce, to make a defensive statement of up to 200 words long to appear on the ballot.Read More »
Time has run out for school districts that aren’t compliant with the state’s English Language Learner program.
In the three years since the program, which requires four hours a day of English immersion for students who aren’t proficient in the language, was established, not one school district has been sanctioned financially for non-compliance, even though a sanction is required by law, according to a report by the Office of the Auditor General.
Funding Arizona’s K-12 public schools is on the mind of every educator, most policymakers, and business leaders — those who count on a ready workforce. The Arizona Business & Education Coalition (ABEC) presents a set of proposals to redesign the school finance system entirely, to support increasingly higher levels of learning in all public schools.Read More »
Western states hit hardest by the housing crisis are feeling the greatest economic stress two years after the recession ended, according to The Associated Press's monthly analysis.Read More »
WASHINGTON – Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick outpaced Republican Rep. Paul Gosar in fundraising through the first half of the year, according to new campaign finance reports, as the two face a potential 2012 rematch in Arizona’s 1st District.Read More »