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Douglas lashes out after Ducey overturns firings

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State schools Superintendent Diane Douglas lashed out at Gov. Doug Ducey after he overturned her attempted firing of two state Board of Education employees, accusing him of infringing on her statutory and constitutional duties and of surrounding himself with a cabal of Common Core supporters.

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Arizona has ‘Big Mo’ in education

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For those who say that the state of our schools is “poor,” the rhetoric doesn’t match reality. That folks in positions of educational leadership subscribe to such a gloomy view of Arizona’s schools is disturbing.

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Ducey proposes cuts, one-time sweeps to balance budget (access required)

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Gov. Doug Ducey proposed a combination of one-time solutions and hundreds of millions of dollars in budget cuts, including big hits to universities and Medicaid providers, while Arizona waits for the economy recover enough for its budget to be structurally balanced by fiscal year 2017.

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Auditor: Education money doesn’t go into a black hole

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.

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