Taking a page from higher education, Gov. Jan Brewer announced today she wants to install a system in which public schools would earn some of their funding based on student achievement.Read More »
Following her public feud with an association representing Arizona municipalities this year, a Republican from Scottsdale wants to bar the association’s new employees from joining the state’s retirement system.Read More »
In a more prosperous time, the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District in northern Arizona received a grant to buy computers.
Many of those technological wonders are still serviceable, but that’s precisely the problem. David Snyder, the district’s director of business services, said the computers are old — about seven to nine years old.
The dueling campaigns over an initiative to keep a one-penny tax increase are awash with cash.
The No New Taxes, No on Prop 204 campaign has collected nearly $900,000 in October alone.
Groups representing teachers and public school districts filed suit on Monday against a new state voucher-style system for disabled students, alleging that the program violates constitutional bans on state aid for private and religious schools.Read More »
Three unions are challenging changes Arizona has made to the amount many state and local government workers and their employers contribute to the main state retirement system.Read More »
The state's largest teachers union is mulling a lawsuit against a new state law it says unfairly restricts the way it can use union dues to communicate with members about political issues.Read More »
Surrounded by allies from her Yes on 100 coalition, Gov. Jan Brewer made a final plea for voters to approve Proposition 100 in the May 18 special election.Read More »
Katie Barnes said state lawmakers should spend time with her and other teachers before making deep cuts to education funding.Read More »
The Arizona Education Association and Gov. Jan Brewer have joined forces in a campaign to convince voters to pass a 1-cent sales tax increase, ending an 11-month standoff that put the state's largest teachers union in the awkward position of withholding support for a tax increase that would lead to more money for education.Read More »