PHOENIX — Arizona public schools have offered to give up their claim to more than $1.2 billion in lost aid if the state will simply agree to adjust the current formula to recognize the fact that lawmakers broke state law.
PHOENIX — Attorneys for the state schools chief are defending the decision by lawmakers to provide more per-pupil aid to traditional public schools than to charter schools.
PHOENIX — The state’s charter schools are demanding more money from taxpayers, to the tune of $135 million a year.
PHOENIX - An attorney for the state told the Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday legislators are free to ignore a voter mandate to increase education funding each year to account for inflation.
PHOENIX - The state high court is going to give Arizona lawmakers another chance to argue they don't have to obey a voter mandate to annually increase basic state aid to schools.
PHOENIX - State senators approved their version of a new $8.8 billion budget Thursday - but not before adding millions of dollars in spending to the original Republican plan.
WASHINGTON - State funding for pre-kindergarten programs had its largest drop ever last year, and states now spend less per child than they did a decade ago, according to a report released today.
PHOENIX - Thousands of students in poorly performing public schools could soon get what amounts to a voucher from the state to go elsewhere - or even get educated at home - in a move that could take hundreds of millions of dollars a year out of the public school system.
PHOENIX - Attorneys for the state are making a last-ditch effort to deny public schools about $82 million a year in funding.
PHOENIX - Saying the state has done all that is legally required, a federal judge on Friday threw out a 21-year-old lawsuit claiming Arizona does not do enough to ensure all students have an opportunity to learn English.
A proposed change in state school funding that would give extra money to high-achieving and improving school districts has caused a rift between school officials in poor and middle-class districts.
Changes in teaching of English are rejected
PHOENIX - State lawmakers voted Tuesday to give more money to the most underperforming schools, if they are willing to stay in session longer.
PHOENIX - A House panel voted Monday to dangle more money in front of Arizona schools to persuade them to add an extra 20 days of instruction.
Summer could be getting shorter for Arizona school kids.
PHOENIX - Gov. Jan Brewer is meeting with financial aides Monday to see how much more money the state can put into public education.
After seeing a barrage of last-minute advertising, Arizona voters rejected a proposal to create a permanent 1-cent sales tax surcharge to fund education and other issues.
PHOENIX - Calling it unnecessary and bad policy, state Treasurer Doug Ducey formally launched a campaign Wednesday to defeat making a temporary 1-cent sales tax hike approved by voters two years ago permanent.
PHOENIX - GOP lawmakers asked the state Supreme Court Wednesday to let them describe an initiative to make a temporary sales-tax hike permanent as an "increase."
Once again, we are reminded of how little we value public education. And once again, we are reminded how state leaders think average schools are good enough.