Beth Lewis

House finalizes budget, tax cuts, but kills ESA expansion

BY: - June 26, 2021

The Arizona House of Representatives wrapped up work Friday on a $12.8 billion budget that dramatically overhauls the state’s income tax code, shields some wealthy Arizonans from paying a voter-approved tax to boost teacher pay and mandates new civics curriculum in public schools.

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.

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

BY: - October 19, 2020

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.