Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal says his newfound opposition to the Common Core educational guidelines has been misrepresented and he now thinks they are “sound standards.”Read More »
A new report points to the suburbs as the place in the state where the risk of child hunger grew the most during the recession.Read More »
Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal has joined the barbarians at the gate.
Huppenthal flip-flopped Tuesday on his position on Common Core, saying he “never” supported the learning standards. His new stance comes just two months after he spoke at an Arizona Capitol Times Morning Scoop forum on K-12 education issues, during which he implored education and business leaders to do a better job selling the virtues of the standards to voters.
Nearly doubling the number of students in a program that provides public money for private schools is a bittersweet accomplishment for nonprofits that worked to increase the enrollment.Read More »
The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled today that a 2010 law adding two at-large seats to the Maricopa County Community College District governing board is unconstitutional, meaning the candidates for those seats will not be on the 2014 general election ballot.Read More »
There will be almost double the number of students from last year starting the new school year in a program that provides public money for private schools.Read More »
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge set aside a week in October for a hearing that will decide whether the state has to pay back $1.3 billion the Legislature illegally withheld from schools as it grappled with billions of dollars of red ink during the recession.Read More »
Arizona lawmakers will likely spend the 2015 legislative session grappling with where to find hundreds of millions of dollars more than they’ve budgeted for education over the next five years.Read More »
The tax-cutting stance embraced by several candidates for governor is heading straight into a collision course with the reality of a judge’s ruling on school funding.Read More »
Arizona schools chief John Huppenthal sparred with his Republican primary challenger, Diane Douglas, Tuesday evening in a debate that focused on the state's new Common Core school standards but also touched on anonymous blog posts Huppenthal made that forced him to apologize.Read More »