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 »
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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 »
The Arizona Board of Regents is leaning towards abolishing a student fee that funds a politically active non-profit that contributed $126,806 for the passage of Proposition 204.Read More »
The proposal to permanently keep a one-penny sales tax increase is in big trouble, based on the results of a recent survey among likely voters.Read More »
Proponents of the initiative to permanently keep a 1-cent sales tax hike are aggressively pushing back against the charge that it’s conceived and drafted by “special interests” that will reap the benefits if voters approved the measure this November.Read More »
Arizona’s most influential prolife advocacy group is opposing an initiative that raises money for schools, claiming the measure’s language is vague and could funnel hundreds of millions of dollars to abortion providers.Read More »
Is deciding how to fund education in Arizona best done by lawmakers or voters? That’s a key point of debate with Arizonans ready to decide whether to adopt a permanent 1-cent per dollar sales tax that would be earmarked primarily for education but also for human services and transportation.Read More »