Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal will not testify in the hearing to appeal his finding that Tucson Unified School District’s Mexican-American Studies program is breaking state law.Read More »
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Mark Stegeman, a Democratic member of the Tucson Unified School District governing board, used to be in favor of the Mexican-American Studies program, but he had an “epiphany” during a visit to one of the classes.Read More »
Lawmakers are signaling that there won’t be any increases to the higher education budget, even as the Arizona Board of Regents works toward two goals that will require more money from the state – an end to tuition increases and a funding formula based on performance.Read More »
Some members of the Arizona Board of Regents are worried that a proposal to equalize the student funding for each of the three state universities is going to be used as political justification for spending cuts.Read More »
Well, that didn’t take long. The state hadn’t even closed its books on the outgoing fiscal year, and already there were some in the Legislature clamoring for us to spend money we don’t have.Read More »
Arizona’s university presidents have agreed on a magic number that represents per student funding parity among the three institutions.Read More »
During the first session of the Arizona Territorial Legislature in 1864 — when not a single public school existed in the newly formed territory — lawmakers authorized a university and wrote a constitution to guide its affairs.Read More »
University presidents are set to unveil their plans for meeting Legislative mandates aimed at ending decades of funding disparities among the three state universities and lifting Arizona from the bottom of financial aid providers in the nation.Read More »
Some of Arizona’s loudest and most influential voices in education will be silenced in future elections due to a law aimed squarely at keeping the Arizona School Boards Association off the campaign trail.
In response to ASBA’s financial largesse during the 2010 cycle on a couple of ballot measures, the Legislature passed HB2002, which prohibits school districts from spending money for membership in any association that attempts to influence the outcome of an election.
Skeptics and opponents of the massive 2008 school district unification and consolidation push are voicing a willingness to give the issue another chance, but not without certain conditions.Read More »