Education

Brnovich, ABOR agree to dismiss lawsuit over tuition for dreamers

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich and the Arizona Board of Regents agreed to dismiss the remaining claim in a 2017 lawsuit over the tuition rates granted to some undocumented students. 

School’s out: What’s the post-pandemic catch-up plan, especially for children of color?

Tangled up in the controversy over how quickly children should return to the classroom given the COVID-19 health crisis is the still largely unappreciated catastrophe involving the damage being done to our education system, especially when it comes to the poor and communities of color.

Senate moves to repeal AZ law banning undocumented immigrants from in-state tuition

Arizona high school graduates would be eligible for in-state tuition and public financial aid at state universities and colleges, even if they are undocumented, under a proposal that won approval Wednesday in a legislative committee.

Arizona teachers have the lowest wages in the nation, report finds

A new report shows that the nearly 53,000 teachers in Arizona have the lowest wages in the nation on average.

ESPN sues University of Arizona for records related to basketball bribery scandal

ESPN is suing the University of Arizona and the Arizona Board of Regents because they refuse to turn over NCAA records related to allegations against one of the school’s assistant basketball coaches who went to federal prison in a bribery scandal. 

Education secretary nominee: teachers should be prioritized for COVID vaccines

WASHINGTON — The president’s pick to lead the U.S. Education Department said Wednesday that he wants teachers at the front of the line for vaccinations as local leaders debate reopening schools amid the pandemic.

Deficit or surplus, Republicans will always have an excuse to stiff students

Arizona’s claim to fame during the Great Recession was leading the nation in funding cuts to public education. Back then, our Republican leaders claimed this embarrassing distinction was not their fault: The state was broke, so lawmakers had no choice but to implement an austerity budget and slash billions from education.

Editor’s Thought Bubble: Voters raised taxes, so Ducey must undermine them

Voters in November approved a marginal income tax increase on the wealthiest Arizonans to fund public schools that have been in desperate need of more resources for decades. So, it should come as no...

Ducey wants savings from K-12 enrollment decline to help students who have fallen behind in pandemic

Gov. Doug Ducey plans to use hundreds of millions of dollars that schools will lose from declining enrollment for programs to help students who have fallen behind during the COVID-19 pandemic, which left many schools relying on virtual learning instead of in-person education.

Ducey calls for $600 million in permanent income tax cuts

More than six years after he was first elected governor on a platform of getting Arizona’s income tax rates “as close to zero as possible,” Gov. Doug Ducey is looking to follow through on one of the core promises of his 2014 campaign.
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