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 ...Read More »
Three years ago, the education conversation in Arizona was sinking into firm trench lines between the #REDforED movement and education reform advocates. When the coronavirus pandemic struck, it brought not just disruption but also a fresh look at the necessity ...Read More »
Valley of the Sun United Way has been investing in local communities for nearly a century with a unique model of bringing together public services, businesses, other nonprofits, and faith-based organizations.Read More »
Before she voted on a bill requiring elementary school students in Arizona to receive at least 50 minutes of recess per day, Rep. Michelle Ugenti-Rita faced intense pressure from a team of lobbyists hounding her day and night.Read More »
School books may be closed for the summer but laptops are open. As children spend more time on the Internet, police and parents are working harder to protect them from online predators.Read More »
Foster parents worry that new rules drafted by Arizona’s child safety agency could create a harmful environment for foster children and parents alike.Read More »
A little-known state agency is being given a new name and focus with the ultimate goal of keeping the number of kids in foster care from growing.Read More »
The struggle for legalizing recreational-use marijuana will likely center on the impacts of the drug on Arizona children.
Anti-marijuana forces are arguing that the drug harms the brain and that making it legally available will lead to more children using it, while legalized-marijuana advocates are ready to propose an excise tax that would go to schools.
The new Department of Child Services is asking for an additional $27.6 million for fiscal year 2016 to keep up with growth and replace an antiquated database that keeps track of the state’s abused and neglected kids.Read More »
When Huppenthal addressed the media yesterday to discuss the effects of illegal immigration on education spending, the Fourth Estate was quick to question the timing of the event and voice suspicion that the news conference was a shameless attempt at election pandering.Read More »