Education

Planned Parenthood endorses Mark Kelly in US Senate race

On the heels on the campaign arm of Planned Parenthood announcing it was planning to spend millions of dollars in Arizona to defeat Republican U.S. Sen. Martha McSally in next year’s election, Planned Parenthood Action Fund endorsed her likely Democratic opponent, Mark Kelly.

State flush with cash, schools and prisons leading contenders for new spending

The state is on track to be flush with cash when lawmakers arrive at the Capitol in January, and the two leading contenders for that windfall are the education and incarceration systems.

Arizona community colleges and universities urge Supreme Court to keep DACA

Four public and private Arizona higher education institutions are among the 165 colleges and universities nationwide that have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to keep in place an Obama-era program that temporarily protects some young immigrants from deportation and grants them a work permit.

Would $60,000 convince Arizona teachers to stay?

Even after a recent round of pay raises, elementary teacher pay still ranks 49th nationally, which is the same ranking prior to #REDforED.

Paradise Valley Comm College also targeted for white supremacist org recruiting

The white supremacist group that posted stickers at two university campuses in Phoenix area last weekend also targeted Paradise Valley Community College in its recruiting drive.

Judge rebukes Ducey as ‘defiant,’ says Prop 123 education funding is ‘illegal’

A federal judge today tore into Gov. Doug Ducey in a ruling that declares a voter-approved move to increase state funding for public schools from the State Land Trust illegal.

White supremacist group plasters ASU, Grand Canyon University campuses with stickers in recruitment push

White supremacist group Patriot Front posted stickers advertising their group at Arizona State University’s Tempe campus and Grand Canyon University’s Phoenix campus as part of a nationwide push by the group to recruit members over the weekend. 

Turning sex education into something dirty

At issue is Kathy Hoffman’s stance that schools should be allowed to teach medically accurate and age-appropriate sex education.

Bowers, Fann wade into legal fight over Montana school choice program

Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers and Senate President Karen Fann are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a Montana ruling that struck down that state’s tax credits for people who contribute money to private school scholarships.

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.” 
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