Education

Conformity fight presents #RedforEd with a big opportunity

The 2019 legislative session kicks off in less than two weeks, and the most urgent matter on legislators’ plates is also likely to be the most explosive.

ABOR tries to rein in university development

The Arizona Board of Regents recently adopted new rules that aim to reign in real estate deals done by universities, just as Arizona State University has begun to move forward on several big projects.

Bills targeting political speech by teachers could violate First Amendment

Bills seeking to ban all political speech by teachers could run afoul of the First Amendment, critics say.

‘I felt like they crushed me there’: Salvadoran teen describes discrimination at Glendale Union

Estefany Sandoval left El Salvador for many reasons: her parents physically abused her, gangs were zeroing in on her community and she felt like she couldn’t be herself.

Rental company changes name, website after complaint about ASU trademark infringement

Infamous Tempe landlord Tim Wright appears to have had to change his company’s name, Rent Me ASU, likely due to pressure from Arizona State University.

Three needed reforms to rein in charter school profiteering

We’ve been reading about it for months. Charter school CEOs, including a powerful Arizona legislator, are making millions off publicly funded charter schools.Oh, well, we shrug. They took a risk, invested money, and made...

Whether they meant to or not, voters just cut K-12 funding

How long will it take for voters to regret passing Proposition 126? What the flood of voters who headed to the polls almost certainly didn’t know is that their votes for Prop. 126 actually cut future funding for K-12 schools, and made it even more difficult to find additional permanent education funds.

Charter school association head stepping down after election

Arizona Charter Schools Association President and CEO Eileen Sigmund is leaving the organization after more than 11 years at its helm, amid a series of controversies in recent months.

Arizona ACT scores dip, state ranks near bottom

Arizona high school students graduating in 2018 placed 45th among the 50 states and the District of Columbia in performance on the ACT college-entrance exam.

Sales tax measure could scuttle education funding plans

Education advocates are concerned that a ballot measure aiming to preemptively outlaw future sales taxes on services would block future tax reforms aimed at generating more money for K-12 schools.Proposition 126 would amend...