Education

Instead of reforming charters, Ducey wants to reward bad actors

Instead of holding bad actors accountable, the governor is proposing large bonuses that will help some of the very schools who took advantage of lax regulations and filled their executives’ pockets with millions in taxpayer-funded largesse.

ACLU: Yuma high school unlawfully requires parents provide state ID to enroll students

According to the ACLU, administrators at the San Luis High School require a parent or guardian provide a state-issued ID to enroll a student.

The 2019 legislative session that wasn’t

The legislative session is winding down, and — yet again — the needs of our children and our citizens have been neglected. I had hoped, given the results of the 2018 elections, that there...

The sound of silence on Ducey’s school safety plan

Note: This story has been updated to include additional comments from the Governor’s OfficeGov. Doug Ducey insists that he hasn’t abandoned the school safety plan that lawmakers rejected in 2018 and that he still...

Fann holds tuition bill, has second thoughts on its need

Senate President Karen Fann said she’s asking the Arizona Board of Regents whether they need the legislature’s permission to create a new tuition category and plans to sit on legislation to create a new tuition rate for all Arizona high school graduates until she gets an answer.

‘No promo homo’ came from GOP amendment to Dem bill

Some Republican lawmakers noted that Arizona’s now repealed law barring public schools from providing HIV prevention instruction that “promotes a homosexual lifestyle” was actually passed by Democrats, a statement that’s technically true but doesn’t accurately portray the origins of the controversial law.

Whirlwind action to repeal ‘no promo homo’ earns cheers from LGBTQ community, ends lawsuit

Arizona’s “no promo homo” law is officially a thing of the past.

Ducey signs ‘no promo homo’ repeal

Arizona’s “no promo homo” law is officially a thing of the past.The passage of Senate Bill 1346 on Thursday likely brings an end to a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the 1991 law, which...

House votes to repeal ‘no promo homo’ law

A Republican lawmaker has crafted language to repeal Arizona’s “no promo homo” law, and the Arizona House of Representatives will take up the issue on Wednesday afternoon.

GOP lawmakers work to change ‘no promo homo’ law as AG says he won’t defend it in court

Republican lawmakers are looking to amend a law barring school districts from providing instruction that “promotes a homosexual lifestyle” that is being challenged in federal court.The move comes as the Arizona Attorney General’s Office...