Arizona

Despite a rapid explosion of suburban developments over the last 20 years, beef, grain and produce farms continue to operate near many schools in Chandler, Ariz., as seen on March 3, 2021.
Despite a rapid explosion of suburban developments over the last 20 years, beef, grain and produce farms continue to operate near many schools in Chandler, Ariz., as seen on March 3, 2021.
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Equity & Diversity Suburban Public Schools Are Now Majority-Nonwhite. The Backlash Has Already Begun
Fierce fights over equity and inclusion have followed steep drops in white enrollment across America's suburban public schools.
Benjamin Herold, March 17, 2021
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Quincy Natay, superintendent of the Chinle Unified School District in Arizona.
Quincy Natay, superintendent of the Chinle Unified School District in Arizona.
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School & District Management Leader To Learn From In Navajo Nation, a Star Superintendent Draws on His Ties to the Community
Quincy Natay grew up in Chinle, Ariz. Now he's increasing student access to laptops and Wi-Fi to maintain growth in learning through the pandemic.
Mark Walsh, February 17, 2021
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Anna Heyer, District Science Specialist for the Flowing Wells Unified School District in Tucson, Ariz.
Anna Heyer, science specialist for the Flowing Wells Unified School District in Tucson, Ariz.
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Science Leader To Learn From A Place Where Teachers Take the Lead on Science Curriculum
Anna Heyer has empowered teachers to shape the science curriculum in an Arizona district, and has expanded time spent on science.
Catherine Gewertz, February 16, 2021
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Budget & Finance Tax Higher Incomes to Fund Schools? National Debate Gets Traction at the State Level
Arguments over an Arizona ballot measure mirror calls at the national level to raise taxes for "the 1 percent" to increase education funding.
Evie Blad, October 28, 2020
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School & District Management How to Respond to a Ransomware Attack: Lessons Learned
The Flagstaff schools in Arizona suffered a ransomware attack that forced district officials to close schools for two days. Here’s what the district learned from that experience.
Alyson Klein, March 17, 2020
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Arizona
This Quality Counts 2020 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 21, 2020
5 min read
Classroom Technology Why and How One District Embraced Digital Citizenship in a Big Way
The Gilbert Unified School District in Arizona is involving counselors, social workers, and teachers in its digital citizenship initiative, using a newly designed curriculum from Common Sense Media.
Alyson Klein, December 4, 2019
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After a nearly 20-year ban on bilingual education in its public schools, Arizona’s school chief is pledging to get the law repealed in the upcoming legislative session. Known as Proposition 203, Arizona’s statute is the last of the state laws that prohibit using bilingual education to teach English-language learners.
After a nearly 20-year ban on bilingual education in its public schools, Arizona’s school chief is pledging to get the law repealed in the upcoming legislative session. Known as Proposition 203, Arizona’s statute is the last of the state laws that prohibit using bilingual education to teach English-language learners.
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English-Language Learners 'English-Only' Laws in Education on Verge of Extinction
Arizona is expected to repeal its longstanding ban on bilingual education, following similar moves in California and Massachusetts in recent years.
Corey Mitchell, October 23, 2019
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Education DeVos' Team: Arizona Could Lose $340 Million For Skirting ESSA's Testing Requirements
The state hasn't followed the Every Students Succeeds Act's rules for testing its students and could lose funding as a result, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' team said in a letter to the Arizona officials.
Alyson Klein, April 9, 2019
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After a five-day teachers’ strike last year, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, pictured here at his inauguration ceremony, promised to provide teachers with a 20 percent pay raise by 2020.
After a five-day teachers’ strike last year, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, pictured here at his inauguration ceremony, promised to provide teachers with a 20 percent pay raise by 2020.
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States States Are Flooding Schools With Cash, But Teachers Are Missing Out
The push to boost teacher pay was a big factor in the flood of money states pumped into school districts in recent years, but much of that money has been soaked up by competing school budget priorities, rather than landing in teachers' pockets.
Daarel Burnette II, January 22, 2019
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Arizona
This Quality Counts 2019 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 16, 2019
5 min read
Teaching Profession One More Teacher Wins State Seat, Bringing Count to 43
One more teacher was elected to state legislature in a closely contested race.
Madeline Will, November 21, 2018
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School & District Management Cosmetics and Clothes: Parents Misspent $700,000 in Arizona's School Choice Program
An audit by Arizona’s attorney general revealed that parents with children in the state’s education savings account program were making prohibited purchases with public money meant for educational purposes.
Arianna Prothero, November 19, 2018
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Democratic gubernatorial candidate David Garcia is interviewed after his concession speech during the Arizona Democrats election watch party in Phoenix, Ariz.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate David Garcia is interviewed after his concession speech during the Arizona Democrats election watch party in Phoenix, Ariz.
Laura Segall for Education Week
Federal Teachers Defiant After Educator Loses Bid for Arizona Governor
The loss by Democrat David Garcia was a blow to education advocates who hoped to ride a national tide of teacher activism and unseat incumbent Republican Gov. Doug Ducey.
Daarel Burnette II, November 7, 2018
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