Education

Regents reduce tuition for immigrant students, AZ high school grads

Effective immediately, students who graduated from an Arizona high school but don’t qualify for in-state tuition will pay between $9,000 to $18,000 less in annual tuition at the state’s three public universities, regardless of their immigration status.

School vouchers awarded up 33% this year, but oversight funding unchanged

The Arizona Department of Education says a record 8,200 students are expected to receive $110 million in school vouchers this school year.

Ducey may seek ESA changes due to recent controversies

Gov. Doug Ducey is signalling that he’ll push for changes next year to Arizona’s K-12 school voucher program.

Records show history of long ESA delays at Dept of Education

Records obtained by Arizona Mirror show that missed deadlines in approving applications for the state’s school voucher program were a common occurrence under former state schools Superintendent Diane Douglas, though the Republican didn’t face the sort of outcry that her Democratic successor is hearing from GOP lawmakers and school choice advocates.

Colorado City family losing ESA voucher after school moves across state lines

A family in the polygamous enclave of Colorado City appears likely to lose the vouchers it was using to send three children to private school because that school has moved across the state line and now is in Hilldale, Utah.

Former Department of Education staff says ESA delays predate Hoffman

The official who oversaw the ESA program under Diane Douglas defended Kathy Hoffman’s handling of the program, saying the new superintendent of public instruction’s predecessor had the same problems with delays in approving applications for the school voucher program

Former superintendent says no reason for ESA delays, blasts legislature over funding

Former Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas said there’s no reason why her successor, Kathy Hoffman, shouldn’t be able to process school voucher applications within the 45-day deadline established by state law.

GOP lawmaker demanding AG investigation into Dem handling of vouchers Critics say the effort is to set the stage...

The call for an investigation comes on the heels of a pair of videos produced by the American Federation for Children, a nationwide school choice advocacy organization, bashing Hoffman’s administration of the ESA program.

Rep. Longdon raising money for schools by offering to shave her hair

Would you shave your head to raise money for schools in your area? That’s what Rep. Jennifer Longdon, D-Phoenix, is willing to do. Longdon launched the “Shave it or Save it” fundraiser to raise funds...

Cyberbully solutions: Target becomes an activist; ASU researchers develop Instagram app

PHOENIX - After long days of torment at middle school, Grace Martinez would come home, eat dinner and do her chores. But as she as soon as she was alone, behind her bedroom door,...
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