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.
Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas cannot fire the employees of the State Board of Education, a court ruled today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Common Core appears to be here to stay, at least for the time being.
A state senator is proposing to strip state schools chief Diane Douglas of much of her control over employees of the Board of Education.
It was a week of disarray at the Arizona Department of Education, and the conflict that spawned it may not be over yet.
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.
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.
Arizona schools chief Diane Douglas faces a deadline to allow two Board of Education executives she tried to fire back in their offices.