Thousands of elementary school teachers in Arizona are using small groups and other techniques to boost their students' reading skills in preparation for a literacy law that will kick in next year.Read More »
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Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill into law that requires schools to get parents' permission before putting unruly students in "isolation rooms."Read More »
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Sen. Rich Crandall announced today that he will not serve his entire term, and will retire from legislative service at some point after the current legislative session ends to pursue new professional opportunities.Read More »
An advocacy group gives Arizona a C-minus in a national report card on education policy but notes the state has made strides in reform and has room for growth.Read More »
Arizona charter school officials say they don't want the state to impose more regulations on how the mostly privately operated schools buy goods and services with taxpayer dollars, and the state board says that's OK with it.Read More »
The past year gave Arizona legislators the best Christmas gift they could hope for — a much improved economy and stronger revenue collections.Read More »
It is time for the state to curtail its preference for school choice policy and find a way to help parents who choose to stay at failing schools rather than encouraging them to leave, an Arizona State University professor said on Dec. 12.Read More »
In a more prosperous time, the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District in northern Arizona received a grant to buy computers.
Many of those technological wonders are still serviceable, but that’s precisely the problem. David Snyder, the district’s director of business services, said the computers are old — about seven to nine years old.
Motivated by the defeat of Proposition 204, a group of mayors wants to promote discussion about school funding and reforms.Read More »