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Education Funding

A peek at Arizona budget: Universities funded fully; district-run charters aren’t

House Speaker Andy Tobin said Thursday that he and Gov. Jan Brewer have reached a deal on a new state budget.

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TUSD charter plan for C.E. Rose would also reopen 2 campuses

TUSD charter plan for C.E. Rose would also reopen 2 campuses

Over the last several years, the awards and accolades have been rolling in at C.E. Rose, a TUSD school nestled in a south-side neighborhood.

March 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos



Classroom spending continues to slide in AZ schools

PHOENIX — The share of education tax dollars that actually winds up in Arizona classrooms slid again last year, to the lowest level in the 13 years the state has been monitoring.

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Schools ask court to restore $330 million in withheld state funds

PHOENIX — Saying the money was withheld illegally, Arizona schools asked a judge on Tuesday to force the Legislature to restore at least $330 million in state aid — money they should have received under the law.

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Brewer's budget includes expanded CPS successor

PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer has proposed a nearly $9.4 billion spending plan for the coming fiscal year, saying it’s the best that can be done.

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State has money in the bank, but lawmakers still face funding conflicts

PHOENIX — State lawmakers return to the Capitol on Monday with more cash available than they need to cover the basic operation of state government.

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Legislative fight looms over university funding

PHOENIX — A fight is brewing at the Capitol over how much new money, if any, to give to the state university system.

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Lawmaker wants voters to repeall public campaign funding

PHOENIX — Some Republican lawmakers want to ask voters to repeal the Citizens Clean Elections system, but in a way that supporters contend is misleading.

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Arizona lawmaker seeks expanded vouchers for private and parochial schools

Note: Earlier versions of this news story, including the one published in today's Star, failed to specify that the expansion of Education Savings Accounts would be available only to students who are eligible for free or reduced-price lunches. About 400,000 Arizona children would qualify.

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Schools chief urges court to uphold school voucherlike program

PHOENIX — Saying it’s really a legal contract between the state and parents, state schools superintendent John Huppenthal is urging the Arizona Supreme Court to uphold the legality of what amounts to a voucher program for students.

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State high court upholds mandatory school funding

PHOENIX — Reaffirming the right of voters to make their own laws, the Arizona Supreme Court on Thursday ruled state lawmakers acted illegally by refusing to adjust state aid to public schools for inflation.

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Huppenthal: Education funding boost due

PHOENIX - Arizona schools need more money, and it's time for the governor and lawmakers to provide it, state school Superintendent John Huppenthal said Thursday.

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Counselor cuts have area schools scrambling

Budget cuts have forced most Tucson-area school districts to shed school counselors, leaving a void in many elementary schools.

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Arizona charter schools sue to keep $5.8M

PHOENIX - Charter schools in Arizona filed suit Friday to block the state Department of Education from taking $5.8 million from them.

July 27, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

New law to benefit charter students

A new law will allow charter-school students to attend vocational classes without placing a financial burden on their schools.

July 25, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Referendum sought on school debt limit

PHOENIX - Arizona voters may get the final word on a controversial provision in the state budget that doubles the bonding capacity of school districts around the state, opening the door for higher property taxes.

July 06, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Senate panel OKs $82M for schools, makes big cuts

PHOENIX - A Senate panel approved $82 million in court-ordered inflation aid for public schools, while at the same time eliminating hundreds of millions of dollars a year in future school funding.

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NAACP official accuses 2 Arizona regents of conflict of interest

NAACP official accuses 2 Arizona regents of conflict of interest

A Maricopa County civil-rights leader is accusing two members of the state Board of Regents of having an illegal conflict of interest because they serve on the board of a company that builds private prisons for the state.

February 25, 2013 12:00 am Photos




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