Arizona state Sen. Carlyle Begay, R-Ganado, told a U.S. Senate committee on April 6 that a bill to give Native American students school choice is the “true essence of self-determination and self-empowerment” that tribes are seeking.Read More »
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Arizona has the third-highest population of American Indians in the country and is home to 22 federally recognized tribes. And though it has the second-largest Native American student population in the country, children and teens are failing standardized tests and dropping out of school at higher rates than any other group, according to the Arizona Department of Education’s 2014 Indian Education Annual Report.Read More »
Despite the uproar surrounding them, most of the goals contained in Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards seem anything but controversial. Use abstract nouns. Form and use regular and irregular verbs. Tell and write time. Work with addition and subtraction equations. On and on, page after page.Read More »
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey cited a survey that was discredited five years ago to argue that the state's students are performing dismally on civics and that a new statewide civics test is needed.Read More »
A Phoenix man has been sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison for his role in a federal student aid fraud ring.Read More »
Arizona is home to more than 40,000 convicted felons. The state’s prison population has grown rapidly over the past 30 years, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down.Read More »
WASHINGTON – Students in four-year colleges in Arizona graduated with some of the lowest college debt in the nation in 2012, according to a new report.Read More »
Crandell’s overhaul of school finance plan attracts skepticism and support
It’s a puzzle that has vexed policymakers, education leaders and business groups for decades, but it’s one that Sen. Chester Crandell hopes to solve: How can the state revamp education funding to be both fair and simple?
The U.S. Department of Education says Arizona is a high-risk state for failing to meet various Elementary and Secondary Education Act flexibility requirements.Read More »
Universities’ request for research money could split GOP lawmakers
The state universities’ $1 billion request to upgrade research labs promises to bring fireworks to the Legislature and possibly a split among GOP lawmakers while wounds from last session’s Medicaid expansion are still fresh.