Republican leaders are abandoning state Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas in her re-election bid, favoring a former teacher they consider their best shot at keeping the office red.Read More »
In his gubernatorial bid, David Garcia is running to the left of where he was four years ago when, as the more mainstream candidate in the general election, he garnered some Republican support.Read More »
While school choice has sparked a divisive debate in Arizona, panelists at the Arizona Capitol Times Morning Scoop on the topic Tuesday seemed to find common ground on one point: The state system for school funding could be due for a reboot.Read More »
After working together to pump $3.5 billion over a decade into the public education system, the business and education communities find themselves once more at odds following the latest actions at the Arizona Legislature.Read More »
Four weeks into the 2016 school year, more than 2,000 teacher positions in Arizona were still unfilled. One way lawmakers and Gov. Doug Ducey want to address the problem: Make it easier to become a teacher.Read More »
The conversation about education in Arizona is finally shifting to focus on incentivizing excellence in all schools, rather than exclusively pouring resources, time, and energy into the failing ones that never improve. This is a thrilling change, and one I have waited on for many years. It has given me a renewed sense of excitement about Arizona’s education policy landscape and a hope for a new era of possibility.Read More »
Everyone in the Common Core debate was a winner after Gov. Doug Ducey asked the State Board of Education to review and overhaul the controversial K-12 academic standards. Or at least that’s how many advocates on both sides of the issue felt.Read More »
Funding the waiting lists: Questions surround Ducey’s promise to get more children into high-performing schools
One of the biggest unanswered questions from Doug Ducey’s gubernatorial campaign is exactly how he will carry out his plan to “fully fund the wait lists” at Arizona’s top-performing charter and district schools.Read More »
Two former GOP schools chiefs are endorsing Democratic candidate David Garcia for superintendent of public instruction.Read More »
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.