Mar 4, 2022

Bill mandating parental oversight of school library books gets Senate panel OK

A bill requiring public review of all school library books has passed its first hearing in the Arizona Senate.  House Bill 2439 would establish parental review for books that are approved for school libraries, requiring schools to post the list of newly purchased books on their websites for at least 60 days after approval. The […]

Feb 7, 2022

Transportation for autism students shouldn’t be this hard

As Arizona’s first and only autism-focused public charter school, we’ve encountered many unnecessary and bureaucratic obstacles throughout the years that prevent students from receiving the service that best meet their needs.  Our school serves as a lifeline for students who weren’t receiving the level of attention, specialized services and high-quality education they deserve. About 80% of[...]

Oct 19, 2017

Why the A-F rating system for schools vexes policymakers

The issue vexing policymakers and the State Board of Education on the A to F school grade system is defining what one means by a “school.” The diverse education community, with its multiple delivery variables in unique learning communities, holds some dramatically different ideas of what is a school.