Gov. Jan Brewer filled in the blanks from her State of the State address with an ambitious policy agenda heavy on restructuring the state’s tax system, changing the way public schools are funded, revamping the personnel system for state employees and throwing down the gauntlet over federal environmental and land management policies.Read More »
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Arizonans are clearly worried about the economy and education, but their top priority is immigration, according to a poll released today by Arizona State University’s Morrison Institute of Public Policy.
When asked what Arizona’s biggest problem is that lawmakers and the governor should address, 24 percent of respondents answered immigration.
A Heber Republican’s crusade to base K-12 finance on student achievement includes a proposal to get rid of the laws that govern public education.Read More »
Tuition increases at Arizona’s three public universities might force some students to drop out and deter others from applying, members of the Arizona Board of Regents told a legislative committee Tuesday.Read More »
Sen. Steve Smith is planning to introduce a bill that would tie performance to pay for K-12 teachers.Read More »
The state is searching for nearly $50 million to implement an interconnected school data system that officials and lawmakers say is vital to measuring student achievement and teacher performance at all levels throughout the state. And the clock is ticking.Read More »
Arizona women in a position to influence public policy in education are passionate about the programs they oversee and the students they guide, but inevitably it all comes down to money.Read More »
Even as initiatives to increase school accountability go into effect, Arizona lacks effective database for tracking teacher performance and student achievement. And education officials say the state has a long way to go before it can even manage data in a meaningful way.Read More »
The Arizona Board of Regents agreed at a recent meeting to request from the Legislature a 17.5 percent increase in funding, but lawmakers appear to have other budget priorities.Read More »
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 »