Education

Lawmakers will once again consider repealing English-only school mandate

For the third consecutive year, a legislative proposal seeks to repeal Arizona’s restrictive English-only mandate that education advocates have said for years holds back students who have a home language other than English.  

Ducey calls for tax cuts, return to classrooms in virtual State of the State speech

In an unprecedented State of the State address, given remotely for the first time in Arizona history, Gov. Doug Ducey pledged new — though vague — action to help Arizonans who are struggling economically and students who are struggling educationally as the COVID-19 pandemic wears on.

Biden picks former public school teacher as secretary of Education

WASHINGTON—President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday formally introduced his nominee for secretary of Education—Miguel Cardona, a veteran of public schools and the third Latino selected for the Cabinet. “We knew we needed an education secretary who...

AG can again try to reclaim money ‘lost’ when dreamers given in-state tuition rates

State Attorney General Mark Brnovich can bring back a claim in court to recover public money that he claims the Arizona Board of Regents illegally spent when granting in-state tuition to some public university...

‘It’s creating a new normal’: A Navajo school district and its students fight to overcome amid COVID-19

PIÑON – One student runs 85 feet up a hill every morning, just to get a cellphone signal so he can call in his attendance. Another moved to Phoenix by himself, after his only...

Great Hearts Academies students and parents were victims of data breach

An unknown number of students at Great Hearts Academies and their parents had their names and contact information stolen by a hacker in a ransomware attack earlier this year, Arizona Mirror has learned. 

Invest in Ed proposal to boost teacher pay, school funding, passes

Wealthy Arizonans will face a higher marginal tax rate to increase education spending by nearly $1 billion a year with the passage of the Invest in Ed ballot measure. 

Invest in Ed tax to boost teacher pay, school funding, grabs early lead

Wealthy Arizonans may face a higher marginal tax rate to increase education spending by nearly $1 billion a year if the Invest in Ed ballot measure hangs onto its small lead when all ballots are counted.

Ducey defends unannounced change to school reopening guidelines

Gov. Doug Ducey defended a recent change to state health guidelines that loosened the COVID-19 benchmarks K-12 schools use to determine when they can safely resume in-person or hybrid instruction, saying the move was made at the request of education officials, though he wouldn’t say exactly who.

Add COVID-19 to list of things driving Arizona teachers from jobs

Arizona schools have long struggled with teacher shortages but the problem was made worse this year by COVID-19, which has led to more teachers quitting or taking leave, school officials said.
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