Education

Arizona teachers face worst ‘pay penalty’ in the nation, again

Arizona teachers are paid less than two-thirds of what other workers in the state with college degrees are, the worst pay gap in the nation, according to a new analysis of labor statistics.

Arizona voters back legal pot and a tax hike on the rich to fund schools

Majorities of Arizona voters say they support ballot measures that would legalize marijuana and tax the wealthy to increase funding for schools and raise teacher salaries, according to a new poll.

Schools in 10 counties meet requirements for hybrid or in-person instruction

Maricopa and Pima counties are among eight counties that now meet the state’s recommended COVID-19 benchmarks for K-12 schools to begin hybrid instruction that combines in-person and remote learning, while two other counties are clear to resume in-person instruction on campus.

‘COVID denier’ professor violated ASU pandemic classroom policies

An engineering professor at Arizona State University who doesn’t believe COVID-19 is a “real pandemic” was criticized by his students after he violated university requirements that social distancing be observed in classrooms, even as coronavirus cases at the school are rapidly rising. 

#InvestinEd is on the ballot, and the ‘Sky is falling!’ predictions are here

It seems the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry is suffering from a full-blown case of Chicken Little syndrome.

Ad portraying Trump’s ‘border wall’ of caskets hits Arizona airwaves

A grisly new ad from The Lincoln Project depicting 175,000 caskets as President Donald Trump’s border wall will be in heavy rotation in Arizona this week as the group seeks to dissuade moderate Republicans and right-leaning independents from voting for the president.

Arizona Supreme Court says Invest in Ed will be on November’s ballot

The Arizona Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that voters in November will get the chance to decide whether to tax wealthy Arizonans to provide more funding to public schools, overturning a lower court that earlier tossed the Invest in Education Act after concluding that organizers crafted a misleading summary of the measure.

Ducey defends schools reopening without meeting COVID-19 benchmarks

Gov. Doug Ducey defended some school districts’ decisions to resume in-person classes next week, even though their counties don’t meet the COVID-19 criteria that his administration established for when schools could reopen safely.

435,000 reasons to pay attention to the judges on your ballot

The nearly half a million voters who wanted a chance to vote for increased funding for public education were overruled by one judge.

Trump is willing to risk our children’s lives, as long as he gets re-elected

Now he’s risking the lives of our children. For months, President Trump has been telling us COVID-19 will magically disappear. 
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