Aug 11, 2015

Reading improvement web site on hold over feud between schools chief and ed board

State education officials are using the spat with the Board of Education in refusing to set up a web site so schools can submit legally required plans to show how they plan to improve reading skills.

Jul 14, 2015

Judge dismisses Douglas’ lawsuit against education board

Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas cannot fire the employees of the State Board of Education, a court ruled today.

Jul 9, 2015

Board of Education deputy exec Vazquez leaving for UofA job

The deputy director of the Arizona Board of Education is leaving for a new job at the University of Arizona as state schools chief Diane Douglas seeks a court's authority to fire her.

Jun 1, 2015

Board of Education asks judge to dismiss Douglas lawsuit

The State Board of Education is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas, calling it an attempt by the state schools chief to convince the courts to settle a political dispute.

May 15, 2015

Douglas takes fight over Education Board staffers to court

State schools chief Diane Douglas filed suit late Friday to force Board of Education staffers to submit to her direct control – and return to her agency’s offices.

May 11, 2015

Board moves staffers out of Department of Education

Saying the situation for their employees had become intolerable, the state Board of Education this weekend moved its staffers and computers out of the Department of Education.

Feb 23, 2015

Senate votes to preserve Common Core

Common Core appears to be here to stay, at least for the time being.

Feb 23, 2015

Proposal would strip schools chief Douglas of power over state school board employees

A state senator is proposing to strip state schools chief Diane Douglas of much of her control over employees of the Board of Education.

Feb 20, 2015

Douglas vs. Board: Fired administrators return, but confusion continues

It was a week of disarray at the Arizona Department of Education, and the conflict that spawned it may not be over yet.

Feb 19, 2015

Lawmakers move to kill Common Core standards in Arizona

State lawmakers are moving to do what schools chief Diane Douglas has so far been unable: Kill the Common Core academic standards and any tests associated with them.

Feb 17, 2015

‘Fired’ employees back at work, but Douglas imposes new conditions

State schools Superintendent Diane Douglas acquiesced to the Board of Education’s demand that she allow two of its employees back to work after she attempted to fire them, but imposed a set of conditions that could quickly reignite the conflict.

Feb 17, 2015

Arizona schools chief faces deadline for board worker access

Arizona schools chief Diane Douglas faces a deadline to allow two Board of Education executives she tried to fire back in their offices.