Education

Lack of Latinos in AZ education leadership driving new organization

After decades of Latino students consistently underperforming in Arizona’s public schools, a new organization hopes to make systematic improvements by advocating and training Latinos to step into education leadership roles, where Latinos are also underrepresented.

School district official indicted for stealing public money

An audit prompted after school district officials in a small central Arizona town learned that the district’s business manager was embezzling led to Amanda Holcomb’s indictment by state prosecutors last month on 21 counts.

ASU prez Michael Crow: technology will level Arizona’s rural, urban divide

Arizona State University President Michael Crow insists that thinking of Arizona in terms of urban-versus-rural is wrong. He also thinks ASU will be the catalyst for connecting the entire state via access to education.

GOP proposal would increase in-state tuition at ASU, UA, NAU

Tuition for in-state university students would skyrocket by nearly 50% under a proposal being pushed by one of the leading Republicans on the Education Committee in the Arizona House of Representatives.

Republican lawmaker doesn’t want environmental justice taught in schools

An Arizona House Republican wants to remove lessons about the social and economic consequences of climate change from the statewide requirements for K-12 environmental education.

Dems battle Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over student loan forgiveness

A long-simmering feud between U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and congressional Democrats over student loan forgiveness is heating up as hundreds of thousands of borrowers continue to wait for help on loans they claim were fraudulent.

Arizona charter schools get $213M in ‘Achievement District’ financing

Public schools that join the Arizona Public Schools Achievement District can participate in the Arizona Public School Credit Enhancement Program, under which they can apply to take out lines of credit

Task force calls for new laws, education to combat child sex abuse

A task force the governor created to help guide lawmakers on possible changes to state laws involving child victims of sexual abuse in Arizona made its final recommendations on Friday.

Fillmore bills target teacher pay, climate crisis ‘indoctrination,’ pledge of allegiance

House Education Committee Vice-Chairman John Fillmore, R-Apache Junction, has already submitted a litany of education related bills, including one that would prohibit schools from talking about dating violence and one that would repeal Arizona’s English-only law, an idea he pushed last legislative session.

Republican lawmaker again proposes to repeal Arizona’s English-only law

Rep. John Fillmore is again proposing to repeal a 19-year-old voter-approved law that forbids students who are learning English from getting instruction in any other language.
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