Hobbs, governor, veto, sexually explicit materials, book ban, Hoffman, Horne
Jun 5, 2023

Veto of public porn or book banning?

Gov. Katie Hobbs vetoed a bill on Monday she said aimed to ban books, but the sponsor said it’s meant to ban the “practice” of filming pornography in public schools. 

teacher pay, Gress, House, salaries, education, K-12
Mar 28, 2023

$10K teacher raise bill stalls; Gress hopes for bipartisan solution

A Republican measure that would give Arizona teachers a $10,000 raise over the next two years stalled as the bill sponsor hopes to reach a bipartisan agreement that Gov. Katie Hobbs can sign.

Pledge of Allegiance, schools, classrooms, House, Parker, Pawlik
Feb 21, 2023

House approves bill requiring students to recite Pledge of Allegiance

State lawmakers voted Tuesday to require students to recite the Pledge of Allegiance each day, courting a likely lawsuit.

vouchers, ESA, private schools, public schools, Ducey, Hobbs, governor, tuition, budget
Feb 6, 2023

Nation watches as Arizona’s universal ESA voucher fiasco fails

Universal ESA vouchers are already a dismal failure defunding our local public schools, threatening to bankrupt our state and raising red flags about taxpayer-funded discrimination. And the nation is watching as special interests rush to force through vouchers in other states before the cautionary tale of Arizona comes fully to light.

school funding, Ducey, Hobbs, School Facilities Board, Dewain Fox, Maricopa County Superior Court, Secretary of State, Bowers, Fann, Hebert, Supreme Court, building schools, maintenance, air conditioning, roofs
Dec 12, 2022

Hobbs appears poised to side with school districts in legal fight

Incoming Gov. Katie Hobbs appears ready to side with school districts in their legal fight with the state and legislative leaders over whether they were illegally denied money for years they need to maintain classrooms and build new schools. And that could affect the outcome of a trial set to begin next month -- and the more than $6 billion they say they have been shorted so far.

Jan 7, 2020

Stories from Arizona classrooms tell us what’s at stake

In 2020, we must see to it that our committed educators and passionate students have the resources and support they need to be successful.

Oct 4, 2016

AZ educators get creative in finding solutions to growing teacher shortage

Local administrators and educators are utilizing creative techniques to deal with Arizona’s chronic teacher shortage from a recruitment perspective as well as how to use the limited supply of qualified teachers in the most effective way.

Sep 12, 2016

Changes loom for grading Arizona schools

Arizona’s letter-grading system to measure how well schools are teaching students is on hold while the state school board makes changes.

Jan 23, 2015

2 percent solution: Jay Lawrence offers plan to put more money into classrooms

A Scottsdale Republican has introduced a bill that is in line with Gov. Doug Ducey’s proposal to direct more dollars to the classrooms of Arizona public schools.