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.
PHOENIX - Secretary of State Ken Bennett was wrong in refusing to process initiative petitions seeking to permanently extend the special 1-cent temporary state sales tax, a judge ruled Wednesday.
PHOENIX - An error by backers of a permanent 1-cent increase in the state sales tax for education and public-works projects could keep voters from getting a chance to decide the measure in November.
PHOENIX - Republican lawmakers in the House and Senate gave final approval late Tuesday to a nearly $8.6 billion spending plan for the coming year.