The obesity rate for low-income Arizona preschoolers remained level from 2008 to 2011 after growing sharply in previous years, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study.Read More »
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The House on Wednesday gave final approval to a bill that would retroactively lower interest rates on federal student loans, which doubled from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent after Congress failed to act before July 1.Read More »
Yuma police are recommending prosecutors pursue four misdemeanor charges against state Sen. Don Shooter, who heatedly confronted a teacher at a Yuma charter school and later claimed his medically disabled grandson was repeatedly “humiliated and bullied” by his teacher.Read More »
A visibly upset Sen. Don Shooter entered a classroom against a school official’s will and verbally confronted a teacher during class, frightening the students and the teacher, Yuma police reported.Read More »
TUCSON — Parents of school children in Arizona will be required to fill out new forms showing proof of residency for the upcoming school year.Read More »
A state lawmaker has introduced a bill that bars teachers from using any books or materials in the classroom that are not pre-approved by the school district.Read More »
Undeterred by major setbacks last year, a freshman legislator is once again pushing immigration bills that could lead to another showdown over how best to confront the issue.
Sen. Steve Smith, a Maricopa Republican, is proposing laws that would require school districts to count the number of students who are in the country illegally and to require hospitals to report patients who cannot prove their lawful status.
An Arizona lawmaker is renewing his fight to allow students and professors to carry guns on campuses.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 »
We say it every morning in front of the flag, pledging our allegiance to the United States. We say it and claim we mean it. Everyone was a child once. Everybody, most likely, went to school at a time in their lives. They were all required to recite The Pledge. They all said the line, “and justice for all.”Read More »