Proponents of a voucher-like program are preparing to make them available to every student statewide – more than a million youngsters – now that court challenges to the initial program have been rebuffed.Read More »
Arizona public schools would get a one-year freeze on consequences from a new high-stakes learning test under legislation the state Department of Education plans to offer during the next session.Read More »
Among Gov. Jan Brewer's big three priorities for the 2013 legislative session, performance funding for K-12 schools was the one that got left behind.Read More »
A federal judge handed Arizona unions a legal victory by finding two 2011 bills regulating paycheck deductions and picketing unconstitutional.Read More »
Some teachers or administrators in rural schools and retired police officers working in any Arizona school would be allowed to carry a gun under a proposal approved by a Senate committee Tuesday.Read More »
Substitute teacher Teresa Ottesen Binder said she has the nerve to shoot to kill if faced with a threat at her school.
“And I have the skill to do it,” Binder said.
School teachers who undergo special training would be allowed to have a gun in a locked area of a school, including their classroom, under a bill being pushed by a Republican lawmaker and Attorney General Tom Horne.Read More »
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.