The state Department of Education in May 2010 released an audit, charging that 105 students, some of whom are U.S. citizens, are attending schools in Ajo but are actually living across the border in Mexico and not entitled to a free education in Arizona schools. The state fined the Ajo Unified $1.2 million, the amount the state claims was spent to educate those students.Read More »
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If Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal has his way, Arizona will look a lot like Florida – at least in the classroom.Read More »
A state lawmaker is pushing for a law requiring school employees to report and document bullying.Read More »
A public-awareness campaign has been launched to draw attention to Arizona's constitutional mandate to support education.Read More »
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 »
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.