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May 16, 2023

Grant program provides transportation solutions for students in rural areas

I’ve seen the benefits the Arizona Transportation Modernization Grant Program can deliver to students and families.

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Mar 16, 2023

Hobbs offers grants with canceled-contract money

Gov. Katie Hobbs is opening applications for nearly $200 million in federal Covid money that was part of now-canceled contracts signed by then-Gov. Doug Ducey just before Hobbs took office in January. 

Nov 19, 2021

Schools take unconventional transportation routes

Seeded with funds from Arizona’s new transportation modernization grants, some public schools and nonprofits plan to try carpool apps, vans, electric buses or paid parent drivers to help students get to and from school, in lieu of or in addition to traditional yellow school buses. 

Jun 18, 2020

Great schools innovate to teach our kids successfully during and beyond this pandemic

It is a critical time that cannot be lost in handwringing about whether or not it is possible to teach successfully in this moment. It is. And policymakers can help. Today’s students need the benefit of novel education policies designed around this time and these urgent needs.

Jul 31, 2017

Split widens between business and education communities

After working together to pump $3.5 billion over a decade into the public education system, the business and education communities find themselves once more at odds following the latest actions at the Arizona Legislature.

Sep 3, 2015

Why we should be hopeful about school reforms

The conversation about education in Arizona is finally shifting to focus on incentivizing excellence in all schools, rather than exclusively pouring resources, time, and energy into the failing ones that never improve. This is a thrilling change, and one I have waited on for many years. It has given me a renewed sense of excitement about Arizona’s education policy landscape and a hope for a new [...]