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.
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.
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.
PHOENIX — State lawmakers return to the Capitol on Monday with more cash available than they need to cover the basic operation of state government.
PHOENIX — A fight is brewing at the Capitol over how much new money, if any, to give to the state university system.
PHOENIX — Some Republican lawmakers want to ask voters to repeal the Citizens Clean Elections system, but in a way that supporters contend is misleading.
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.
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.