Arizona's charter schools are not entitled to another $135 million of taxpayer funds, the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.Read More »
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Armando Ruiz started Espiritu Schools by bulldozing apartments on family-owned property to make room for a few portable buildings to serve as classrooms.
The former south Phoenix lawmaker stood on the school grounds in Phoenix in June 2014 and pointed to where a mountain of 10,000 tires once rose next to 300 rusty, dilapidated cars.
A threat from Arizona’s Senate president to make sweeping changes to how district-sponsored charter schools are funded came closer to reality March 25 and threatened the passage of a budget in the House.Read More »
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled in favor of a group of charter schools on Feb. 3, saying the state cannot reduce voter approved-funds earmarked for teacher pay raises and the classroom to offset over payments in previous years.Read More »
Going into her term as president of the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools, Janna Day aims to continue to hold the institutions to higher standards through a more stringent application and renewal process, continuing her efforts from when she was first appointed to the board in 2010.Read More »
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled in favor of a group of charter schools today, saying the state cannot reduce voter approved-funds earmarked for teacher pay raises and the classroom to offset overpayments in previous years.Read More »
Education officials in Arizona plan to seek a one-year delay in their ratings of schools as the state transitions to a new student assessment test.Read More »
Attorneys for charter schools will have their day in court Dec. 2 in an attempt to stop the state from taking almost $6 million from them.Read More »
Even as many districts and individual schools have ramped up their instruction, this year's implementation of a 2010 state law may mean an estimated 1,500 Arizona third-graders will be denied promotions to fourth grade for not meeting required reading levelsRead More »
Among Gov. Jan Brewer's big three priorities for the 2013 legislative session, performance funding for K-12 schools was the one that got left behind.Read More »