Education

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

BY: - January 10, 2019

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

BY: - January 9, 2019

“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

BY: - January 9, 2019

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

BY: - January 8, 2019

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

BY: - January 7, 2019

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’

BY: - January 2, 2019

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.”

COMMENTARY

Conformity fight presents #RedforEd with a big opportunity

BY: - January 2, 2019

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

BY: - December 31, 2018

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.

Bills targeting political speech by teachers could violate First Amendment

BY: - December 27, 2018

Bills seeking to ban all political speech by teachers could run afoul of the First Amendment, critics say.

‘I felt like they crushed me there’: Salvadoran teen describes discrimination at Glendale Union

BY: - December 14, 2018

Estefany Sandoval left El Salvador for many reasons: her parents physically abused her, gangs were zeroing in on her community and she felt like she couldn’t be herself.

Rental company changes name, website after complaint about ASU trademark infringement

BY: - December 13, 2018

Infamous Tempe landlord Tim Wright appears to have had to change his company’s name, Rent Me ASU, likely due to pressure from Arizona State University.

COMMENTARY

Three needed reforms to rein in charter school profiteering

BY: - December 5, 2018

We’ve been reading about it for months. Charter school CEOs, including a powerful Arizona legislator, are making millions off publicly funded charter schools. Oh, well, we shrug. They took a risk, invested money, and made a profit. That’s what businesses do. Except Arizona charter schools aren’t supposed to function like private sector businesses. Rather, they […]