foster care, diploma, graduation, Center for the Rights of Abused Children
Feb 27, 2023

Stop holding children back

Only 40% of children in foster care in Arizona graduate on time. And that has real world implications for these young people, their future, and our communities. The solution? Ensure simple, administrative issues like paperwork and transportation don’t stand in the way of children in foster care getting the high-quality education they deserve.

teacher pay, teacher retention, salaries, Arizona, Gress
Feb 22, 2023

Report: teacher recruitment and retention crisis continues

Arizona’s teacher recruitment and retention crisis stretched into a seventh year, according to the most recent survey data from the Arizona School Personnel Administrators Association.  

A member of Patriot Movement AZ, a controversial group of President Trump supporters, argues with Red for Ed protesters while Arizona Department of Public Safety officers keep the two groups separated on April 30. (Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)
Apr 30, 2018

Photos: Red for Ed protests at the Arizona Capitol dwindle but persist

Public schools across Arizona remained closed for the third day as Red for Ed protesters descended again on the state Capitol.

(Photo by Carmen Forman/Arizona Capitol Times)
Apr 26, 2018

Legion of striking teachers descend on Capitol as Senate adjourns

As more than 40,000 teachers and their supporters marched from downtown Phoenix to the Arizona Capitol the next morning, the state Senate adjourned for the week and rank-and-file members left without a vote on a budget that could boost teacher pay.

(Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)
Apr 26, 2018

Photos: Thousands join Red for Ed march on the Arizona Capitol

To say a sea of red descended on downtown Phoenix on April 26 may be cliche, but there's hardly a better way to describe the scene that began at Chase Field.

Nov 10, 2014

No love lost: Incoming schools chief has little good to say about other educators

The people who Diane Douglas said are from the “ivory towers” are eager to meet with her and find out the rest of her ideas besides repealing Common Core.

Dec 9, 2013

School freeze – Educators push for delay in test repercussions

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.

Feb 17, 2012

Potty mouth legislation ignores deeper problems

It's hard to believe the Arizona Legislature is spending its time on a bill to limit indecent speech by teachers. Of course, nearly everyone would agree teachers should not be foul or crass. But nearly no teachers are.

Jun 22, 2011

Lawmaker introduces pay-as-students-advance school funding plan

Rep. Chester Crandell, a Heber Republican, is pushing a system of school finance reform of his own making that would pay school districts as students reach certain levels of achievement.

Jul 26, 2010

Dem superintendent candidates tout classroom experience

To Penny Kotterman and Jason Williams, it only makes sense that the superintendent of public instruction should be classroom educator. For years, though, that hasn’t been the case.