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.
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.
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.
Budget cuts have forced most Tucson-area school districts to shed school counselors, leaving a void in many elementary schools.
PHOENIX - Charter schools in Arizona filed suit Friday to block the state Department of Education from taking $5.8 million from them.
A new law will allow charter-school students to attend vocational classes without placing a financial burden on their schools.
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.
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.
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.
Tucson-area school districts are getting ready for the state's more rigorous new "Common Core" education standards - but preparation is proving to be an individualized rather than standardized process.
PHOENIX - Gov. Jan Brewer is proposing what she said is a first-in-the-nation plan to tie state aid for education to academic performance and improvement.
PHOENIX - It was illegal for Gov. Jan Brewer and the Legislature to refuse to increase state aid to schools to fully account for inflation, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.
PHOENIX - Gov. Jan Brewer on Friday promised to seek more funding for public schools in next year's budget.
PHOENIX - A special election in 2010 showed that Arizonans are willing to hike their taxes if they believe it's for a good cause and for a limited amount of time.
PHOENIX - Arizona's permanent land-endowment trust fund receives and invests money from the sale or lease of state lands to raise money in support of public education.
PHOENIX - Proponents of a dedicated 1-cent state sales tax add-on, mainly to fund education, say the estimated $1 billion it would raise annually is needed because the Legislature has so short-changed education in recent years, even in the face of new mandates.
Initiative organizer Ann-Eve Pedersen says her group, as allowed by law, is going to ask the state to pay its legal fees.