Education

Voters will have opportunity repeal in-state tuition ban for undocumented students

BY: - May 10, 2021

Moments after a bipartisan vote at the House of Representatives passed a measure to ask state voters to repeal a 2006 ban on in-state tuition for undocumented immigrant students in Arizona, Reyna Montoya and Jose Patiño were in disbelief.  Patiño and Montoya were both high school students when 71% of Arizona voters in 2006 told […]

Two Republicans revive measure to repeal in-state tuition ban for undocumented immigrants

BY: - May 6, 2021

Republican Reps. Michelle Udall and Joel John brought back a measure on the House floor on Wednesday that would give voters an opportunity to a repeal an Arizona law prohibiting in-state tuition benefits for undocumented immigrants. The measure, Senate Concurrent Resolution 1044, had stalled in the lower chamber for two months.  As the House was […]

Ducey signs law permitting four-year degrees at community colleges

BY: - May 4, 2021

A new law will give Arizona students opportunities to get four-year degrees from community colleges and steer clear of increasingly expensive tuition rates at the state’s universities, a change that Gov. Doug Ducey’s administration said will reshape higher education in Arizona.

Ducey ends mask mandate in schools, schools chief calls decision ’embarrassing’

BY: - April 19, 2021

Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday rescinded the requirement that masks be worn by all staff and students in Arizona schools, drawing a sharp rebuke from the state’s top schools official. 

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Business groups said improving education was key, but they’ve chosen tax cuts over our kids

BY: - March 24, 2021

These same business groups that want quality schools also want more tax cuts. And tax cuts always win out over investments, regardless of how dire the need.

Many Arizona schools reopened Monday for in-person instruction

BY: - March 16, 2021

Schools across the state reopened Monday, and many were offering in-person instruction for the first time since being shut down by the COVID-19 pandemic last year.

Will the latest COVID aid package prohibit Ducey’s tax cuts?

BY: - March 15, 2021

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s massive pandemic stimulus law pumps a welcome infusion of federal aid into state and local government coffers — but one brief section is raising questions about whether states are barred from cutting their own taxes if they accept the federal help.

Pandemic aid bill means more than $16 billion to Arizona governments, schools, workers

BY: - March 10, 2021

More than $16.1 billion is headed to Arizona in the pandemic aid package that was passed by Congress Wednesday, including billions of dollars for local governments, schools, health care and businesses.

Congress clears giant $1.9T pandemic aid package for Biden’s signature

BY: - March 10, 2021

WASHINGTON — A sweeping $1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus package is headed to President Joe Biden’s desk after the U.S. House passed the latest pandemic relief measure Wednesday on a party-line vote.

As survivors pass on, Holocaust education could be headed to Arizona classrooms

BY: - March 8, 2021

Arizona students haven’t been properly taught about the Holocaust in recent years, according to a recent poll conducted by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.

Ducey back-to-school order leaves educators shocked, scrambling, upset

BY: - March 5, 2021

Educators across Arizona on Thursday were calling Gov. Doug Ducey’s surprise back-to-school order disruptive, challenging and frustrating, a last-minute complication to reopening plans that many schools already had in the works.

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Bipartisan Senate coalition approves ballot measure to let dreamers pay in-state tuition

BY: - March 5, 2021

The state Senate on Thursday approved a measure that would allow undocumented students to pay in-state tuition and receive financial aid from Arizona universities if voters approve the change.