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Sep 1, 2022

Advocates push media literacy training in schools

Local advocates are pushing for lawmakers to implement media literacy training in schools around Arizona, something states across the country are already doing. 

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Oct 25, 2019

Schools chief asks for more money to probe teacher misconduct

The state’s schools chief says the team in charge of investigating teacher misconduct claims is understaffed and overworked, and she wants enough money to double the staff.

Aug 26, 2019

Board of Education approves money for counselors, cops

The Arizona State Board of Education voted Monday to expedite a process that will award $20 million to schools to hire new counselors and cops.

Jun 24, 2019

Board of Ed to sit on $20M earmarked for cops and counselors

Arizona schools will have to wait another school year to hire new counselors and cops.

Jun 24, 2019

Board of Ed scraps proposal on sex education rules

Facing a barrage of parental criticism, the state Board of Education decided Monday to scrap a proposal to remove certain language from the rules on sex education.

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Apr 29, 2019

Board of education votes to settle ‘no promo homo’ lawsuit

Weeks after the Legislature voted to repeal Arizona’s no promo homo’ statute, the Arizona State Board of Education unanimously voted Monday to settle the lawsuit that prompted the change.

Apr 10, 2019

House passes proposed repeal of ‘no promo homo’ law

The House voted today by a wide margin to strike down the state’s “no promo homo” law and render a lawsuit against the decades-old provision moot.

Dec 14, 2018

Legislator proposes law to ban politics from classroom

Rep. Mark Finchem wants the State Board of Education to craft an educator code of ethics explicitly prohibiting politicking in the classroom - an activity already banned under state law.

State schools chief Diane Douglas details Monday why she wants education standards crafted by a Christian college to have to be used in Arizona schools. (Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer)
Oct 22, 2018

Education board rebuffs Christian-centric academic standards

The state Board of Education on Oct. 22 rebuffed a bid by schools chief Diane Douglas to adopt standards for Arizona’s public schools crafted by a Christian college.

Oct 15, 2018

Alicia Williams: An educator who can post up

Alicia Williams is the executive director State Board of Education, but is often mistaken for a kindergarten teacher.

Jul 28, 2017

Charter group: Excluding advanced math 8th graders skews test results

The exclusion of nearly 20 percent of eighth graders from the state’s public schools achievement test drove down math results in 2016, according to the Arizona Charter Schools Association.

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Mar 4, 2013

New regents president eyes changes as opportunity

Eileen Klein, the new president of the Arizona Board of Regents, intends to help the state universities become forces for Arizona's overall improvement during her three-year term.