Education

Elizabeth Warren announces endorsements as AZ early voting begins

On the first day of early voting for Democrats in Arizona's presidential preference election, three women state senators announced they were endorsing Elizabeth Warren.

School IDs would have suicide prevention info under Dem proposal

Arizona high schoolers and university students could have suicide prevention resources added to their school-issued identification cards starting next year, under legislation passed Tuesday by the Senate Education Committee.

Invest in Education kicks off campaign to tax the wealthy for K-12 spending

The campaign to ask voters in November to raise income taxes on the wealthiest Arizonans to increase spending on Arizona public schools kicked off Monday, as more than 200 red-shirted supporters – many of them teachers – rallied at the state Capitol.

Ducey flip-flops on red flag laws, says they won’t happen on his watch

Gov. Doug Ducey has reversed his position on so-called “red flag laws” that have been a core piece of his public safety agenda since 2018, telling a crowd in Lake Havasu City on Thursday...

Bill requires SROs take training on de-escalation, mental health

Amid controversies about the role that school resource officers play in Arizona schools, a bill that would require they be trained on mental health and de-escalation tactics has cleared a legislative committee.

‘Project Rocket’ is a great idea, but it values struggling students less than successful ones

The grant-based program is dubbed Project Rocket and gives additional, targeted resources to low performing schools with a high percentage of students who live in poverty.

State of disunion: Arizona lawmakers react to Trump speech at tense time

Arizona Republicans said they left the address feeling empowered, while the state’s Democratic lawmakers used terms like “eerie” and “bizarre” to describe the version of America painted by Trump.

GOP bill expanding vouchers to out-of-state schools clears committee

Native American students would be allowed to use taxpayer dollars to pay for tuition at schools in other states, as long as the school is located within two miles of the Arizona border, under legislation approved Tuesday by the Senate Education Committee.

‘English-only’ repeal law held in House Rules

The House Rules Committee, which reviews the constitutionality of proposed legislation, didn’t review a ballot referral to repeal Arizona’s English-only law as scheduled on Monday.

Monday Musings: Ducey for president – but in D.C. or Tempe?

An often-asked political question by State Capitol observers these days: what will Gov. Doug Ducey do when his current, final term in office is over? What’s his next dream job?
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