Education

Business groups said improving education was key, but they’ve chosen tax cuts over our kids

These same business groups that want quality schools also want more tax cuts. And tax cuts always win out over investments, regardless of how dire the need.

Many Arizona schools reopened Monday for in-person instruction

Schools across the state reopened Monday, and many were offering in-person instruction for the first time since being shut down by the COVID-19 pandemic last year.

Will the latest COVID aid package prohibit Ducey’s tax cuts?

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s massive pandemic stimulus law pumps a welcome infusion of federal aid into state and local government coffers — but one brief section is raising questions about whether states are barred from cutting their own taxes if they accept the federal help.

Pandemic aid bill means more than $16 billion to Arizona governments, schools, workers

More than $16.1 billion is headed to Arizona in the pandemic aid package that was passed by Congress Wednesday, including billions of dollars for local governments, schools, health care and businesses.

Congress clears giant $1.9T pandemic aid package for Biden’s signature

WASHINGTON — A sweeping $1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus package is headed to President Joe Biden’s desk after the U.S. House passed the latest pandemic relief measure Wednesday on a party-line vote.

As survivors pass on, Holocaust education could be headed to Arizona classrooms

Arizona students haven’t been properly taught about the Holocaust in recent years, according to a recent poll conducted by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.

Ducey back-to-school order leaves educators shocked, scrambling, upset

Educators across Arizona on Thursday were calling Gov. Doug Ducey’s surprise back-to-school order disruptive, challenging and frustrating, a last-minute complication to reopening plans that many schools already had in the works.

Bipartisan Senate coalition approves ballot measure to let dreamers pay in-state tuition

The state Senate on Thursday approved a measure that would allow undocumented students to pay in-state tuition and receive financial aid from Arizona universities if voters approve the change.

Ducey orders schools to return to in-person instruction

Most Arizona students who are still participating in virtual learning will be able to return to the classroom later this month after Gov. Doug Ducey ordered schools to resume in-person instruction.

Schools chief rejects GOP request to defund school district for ‘1619 Project’ lessons

The Arizona Department of Education won’t act on a request from a Republican state lawmaker to take funding away from a Phoenix school district that serves low-income students because it adopted curriculum from “The 1619 Project,” which examines the legacy slavery in the U.S. 
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