As they grapple with an unrelenting fiscal crisis for the third year in a row, Arizona’s policymakers have increasingly turned to an accounting maneuver to stave off crippling cuts to education.Read More »
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In his campaign last summer to represent Arizona’s predominantly Hispanic 16th Legislative District, freshman Democrat Ruben Gallego spent a significant portion of his time talking to parents and meeting with school officials. The No. 1 concern he heard from parents, he says, was the effect of SB1070.Read More »
Of the 841 bills filed by lawmakers as of 5 p.m. Jan. 26, more than 10 percent deal in some way with education-related issues. A total of 97 education bills have been filed in the two chambers. For a listing and status of all the bills filed so far in the First Regular Session of the 50th Legislature, see our bill summaries in Section B. Bill titles courtesy of Arizona Capitol Reports.Read More »
A federal judge has set a March deadline for filing of briefs that represent the next stage in a decades-old court fight over adequacy of the state's instruction of students learning the English language.Read More »
With the state facing a $1.15 billion deficit next year, the “higher” in the phrase higher education almost certainly applies to tuition.Read More »
The guns-on-campus bill is back. And John Kavanagh has a new plan to stop an education association from using taxpayer money to influence elections.
Both proposals were among the 20 bills that lawmakers had filed as of Dec. 22 in anticipation of the upcoming legislative session, which will kick off Jan. 10.
Proposition 302 is history and a loan is off the table, but First Things First and the Governor's Office are looking for "creative" solutions the agency can offer for the state's budget crunch.Read More »
Rep. John Kavanagh, who backed this year's ballot measure to sweep hundreds of millions of dollars from a childhood development agency, has a message for an education group that opposed the effort: You don’t kick a hornet’s nest without risking a sting.Read More »
Yellow Sheet Report editor Jim Small talks about the budget challenges state lawmakers will face when the Legislature convenes in January.Read More »
Andrew Morrill took over as president of the Arizona Education Association, the state’s biggest teachers union, early this year. It’s a job no one would envy.Read More »