Big jumps in test scores among groups of students at 93 Arizona schools should have prompted education officials to question if educators were violating testing rules.Read More »
Nine days after he unveiled an ambitious plan to improve the state’s public schools, Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal had a vision of elephants and Alps and Roman legions.Read More »
If Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal has his way, Arizona will look a lot like Florida – at least in the classroom.Read More »
State Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal is extending the time his office will investigate the Tucson Unified School District's Mexican-American Studies program.Read More »
Arizona's new schools chief is keeping up the pressure on the Tucson Unified School District to change or eliminate its Mexican-American Studies program.Read More »
Despite budget-busting deficits, rampant unemployment and looming showdowns with the federal government, Gov. Jan Brewer brimmed with confidence as she took her oath of office Jan. 3.Read More »
Tom Horne has moved one step closer to ending the Tucson Unified School District's Mexican-American Studies program by formally laying out his case that the program promotes racial division and portraying his nearly four-year crusade as a stand against segregation.Read More »
I heard John Huppenthal on the news recently and, as a teacher, I am afraid by what I heard. I am afraid for my job and my students.Read More »
A federal judge is being asked to postpone the next round of hearings in an 18-year-old court case over adequacy of Arizona's school programs for students learning English.Read More »
The décor of Curtis Acosta’s classroom and some of the core principles that he is teaching in his Latino Literature class at Tucson High Magnet School represent the impact points in the upcoming clash between state education officials and the Tucson Unified School District over the curriculum used in the district’s Mexican-American Studies program.
At any point after the law takes effect Jan. 1, Arizona school officials may decide that the Tucson Unified School District is not complying with HB2281, a law passed by the Arizona Legislature this year that puts restrictions on ethnic studies courses, such as those offered as part of the Mexican-American Studies program in Tucson.