Armando Ruiz

Mar 31, 2020

Education board adopts rules for high school graduation during crisis

The state's estimated 86,000 high school seniors won't be prevented from graduating just because the governor shut down Arizona schools through the end of the academic year.

Dec 23, 2019

Legislators consider tax hike for some types of home rentals

Arizona lawmakers grappling with the unintended consequences of a 2016 law that prohibited cities from regulating vacation rentals want to hike taxes on some rental owners.

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.

May 20, 2019

State education board eliminates rule to promote heterosexual marriage

Over the objections of one member, the state Board of Education voted Monday to scrap a rule that requires sex education classes in Arizona to "promote honor and respect for monogamous heterosexual marriage.''

Jun 20, 2014

After 20 years, charter schools have become an integral part of AZ education

Armando Ruiz started Espiritu Schools by bulldozing apartments on family-owned property to make room for a few portable buildings to serve as classrooms.

The former south Phoenix lawmaker stood on the school grounds in Phoenix in June 2014 and pointed to where a mountain of 10,000 tires once rose next to 300 rusty, dilapidated cars.