Near the spot where he took the oath of office last year, Gov. Doug Ducey celebrated National School Choice Week with students and their families from across Arizona. Organizing the event are the same groups that, over the past decade and before, disagreed over issues such as school funding and academic standards and in some instances even sued Arizona over how to provide a quality education for every child.Read More »
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After campaigning on an education platform of increasing school choice and doing away with Common Core, many conservative Republicans in the Legislature are frustrated to find that they can’t make good on their promises to constituents.Read More »
School choice has fostered competition, and with that has come student recruitment, growing marketing budgets and branding for public schools.Read More »
A bill that would allow possibly thousands of students on public-school waiting lists to go to private schools on taxpayer funds has been introduced.Read More »
If you’d like to send your child to a different school next year, now’s the time to start the process of researching your options.Read More »
More than double the applicants than last year want to enroll in the state’s empowerment scholarship account program after school-choice groups targeted families in low-income neighborhoods in a massive public awareness campaign.Read More »
Max Ashton is a senior at Brophy College Preparatory with a 4.0 grade point average. He is also blind.Read More »
Travel and lodging account for 12 percent of the money spent in lobbyist expenditure reports that include a beneficiary name from 2011 to 2012.Read More »
A bill that would allow parents to shut down a failing school, fire its principal or turn it into a charter school narrowly won passage in the Senate today. The legislation applies to schools that receive a “D” or “F” under the state’s new grading system.Read More »
The Goldwater Institute looked to a group of community organizers and Democratic operatives for inspiration for its latest school choice idea.
The institute helped draft and is advocating for SB1204, which would allow parents of students attending failing schools to close down the school, convert it to a charter school or remove the principal.