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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
4 min read
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a nearly 20-year ban on bilingual education in its public schools, Arizona’s school chief is pledging to get the law repealed in the upcoming legislative session.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a nearly 20-year ban on bilingual education in its public schools, Arizona’s school chief is pledging to get the law repealed in the upcoming legislative session.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
5 min read
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
7 min read
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
5 min read
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.
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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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School Choice & Charters Expansion of School Vouchers Gets Trounced in Arizona
Proposition 305 had become one of the most contentious ballot-box battles over school choice in the 2018 midterm elections. But its loss is not necessarily a defeat for school choice advocates.
Arianna Prothero, November 7, 2018
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Federal Vouchers Expansion Battle Will Be Fought at Arizona Polls
A ballot measure to expand the state's eligibility for so-called education savings account is contentious and confusing.
Arianna Prothero, October 30, 2018
5 min read
Education Midterms Could Mean Big Changes for State ESSA Plans: Which Races to Watch
Newly elected governors and state chiefs may seek big changes to their states' plan to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act.
Alyson Klein, October 24, 2018
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