Education

Ducey says no to GOP senator’s proposed tax hike to fund education

Gov. Doug Ducey rejected a Republican senator’s call to raise Arizona’s sales tax rate to provide more funding for education.“We don’t need a tax increase. We’ve got available dollars right now. We’re going to...

Brnovich sues regents over ASU development deals

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office wants to make Arizona State University put one of its properties back onto the tax rolls and is claiming in a new lawsuit that the university is shielding private...

Rep. Fillmore’s bill to ease procurement rules on school districts might not actually do that

Fillmore was unclear about what changes the bill could bring for school districts, and seemed unsure about exactly what the legislation would do.

A school where refugee and immigrant students find their voice

“Our students need their voice, they need to be heard, and if they don’t have a way of sharing that voice, the talents and the gifts they have will never be shared,” Faulkner said. Her official title is intensive intervention specialist.

Cottonwood high school to end ‘scarlet badge’ policy

Mingus Union High School in Cottonwood has changed its student ID policy that some claimed was discriminatory.

Kyl was paid $75k a year for lectures, advisory work & co-teaching a single seminar

Arizona State University has explained, at least partially, what former U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl has done for the school since 2013 to earn a hefty paycheck.

Hoffman takes oath of office on children’s book

Kathy Hoffman took her oath of office as Arizona’s superintendent of public instruction on a children’s book that she’s often used to help students who have limited communication skills.

ACLU claims Cottonwood school is discriminating with ‘scarlet badges’

The Arizona chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is claiming a Cottonwood high school is discriminating against students and violating federal law with a badge policy they’ve called “scarlet badges.”

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.