The Senate on Jan. 19 approved a two-bill package that expands a program allowing a dollar-for-dollar tax credit for contributions to groups that give scholarships to private school students.Read More »
At least 28 states, including Arizona, will participate in the first Digital Learning Day on Feb. 1, to celebrate innovative teachers and instructional strategies focusing on the use of technology.Read More »
Even with the most up-to-date computers and other technology gizmos, key educators say schools will not be able to deliver quality education without effective teachers at the front of the classroom.Read More »
Sex, money, the Bible and the U.S. Constitution are some of the subjects lawmakers are proposing this session to be taught in Arizona classrooms.
Most of the bills come from Republicans inspired by personal experiences, and they manage to reconcile their proposed classroom mandates with the principles of small government and local control of curriculum.
The state will no longer be mired in litigation over Tucson Unified School District’s Mexican American Studies program. TUSD’s governing board and a federal judge made sure of that Jan. 10 when they respectively disbanded the program and dismissed 11 teachers as plaintiffs in a constitutional challenge to the 2010 law that restricts the teaching of ethnic studies in the state, which was passed as HB2281.Read More »
Sen. Al Melvin is hoping there is a dual solution to the problems facing K-12 schools and nuclear power plants, and he wants Arizona to take advantage of the opportunity.
Nuclear plants need a place to store waste and reprocess spent fuel, and Melvin thinks Arizona would be ideal. And if Arizona became home to such a site, Melvin said it could be used to fund schools.
A coalition of education and business groups is hoping to have a proposed ballot measure drafted by the end of the month after polling showed the majority of Arizonans would support the extension of the Proposition 100 tax hike.Read More »
TUCSON a�� Tucson Unified School District officials plan to hold a closed-door session Tuesday to discuss an administrative law judge's ruling that district's ethnic studies program violates state law. The district said in a statement Wednesday that it is reviewing the ruling.Read More »
BASIS Schools President Craig Barrett said a proposed ballot measure he’s working on may be shifting away from general education funding and toward a system that gives excelling schools more opportunities to expand their reach.Read More »
An administrative law judge today upheld findings by Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal that controversial courses taught in the Tucson Unified School District violate a 2010 law aimed at ending the district’s ethnic studies program.Read More »