Education

Hoffman to Bowers: Stop spreading conspiracies from hate groups

Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman is punching back at House Speaker Rusty Bowers, who on Saturday called her “a radical” for wanting to teach medically accurate sex ed in schools and today said her proposal was tantamount to “teaching my kids how to masturbate.”

GOP outrage at sex education could derail child sex abuse prevention efforts

The mounting furor in conservative circles over comprehensive sex education could place Republican leaders at the Capitol cross-wise with recommendations made by Gov. Doug Ducey’s task force to protect children from sex abuse.

House Speaker Bowers calls Hoffman ‘radical’ for pushing comprehensive sex ed

Arizona Speaker of the House Rusty Bowers told parents at an education forum Saturday that the Democratic state schools chief is a “radical” and that Planned Parenthood has the “business plan of hell” in part because the organization advocates for sex education in public schools.

ASU: 30 students have benefited from reduced tuition covering undocumented immigrants

Approximately 30 students at Arizona State University have had their tuition reduced by as much as $12,700 annually thanks to a policy revision adopted by the Arizona Board of Regents last month.

If you support teachers, pay attention to the Corporation Commission

Last week’s spectacle at the Arizona Corporation Commission gave me heartburn.

State gives new license for Southwest Key to re-open shuttered central Phoenix shelter

The Arizona Department of Health Services has issued a new license for Southwest Key to reopen the state’s largest privately run shelter for unaccompanied and separated migrant children and teens.

Driverless semis in Arizona navigate open roads, vague statutes, tumultuous industry

Self-driving commercial trucks face a host of challenges, but the industry isn't going anywhere -- in Arizona or nationwide.

Arizona’s ESA school voucher program shares problems California’s Medicaid system

What do California’s Medicaid program and Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Accounts school vouchers have in common? The California state auditor flagged $4 billion in questionable payments made by that state’s Medi-Cal program (their version of Medicaid)...

The biggest fight over education funding isn’t who gets the money, it’s who benefits most

If there’s one thing a majority of Arizona voters seem to agree on, it’s that our state does a poor job of funding its public schools.

ASU took more money from Epstein than previously reported

Arizona State University claimed last month to have received $250,000 from alleged sex-trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, but a new report details additional donations to the school totalling more than $2 million.
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