Stories tagged: "Arizona Department of Education"


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Meet the Democratic Schools Superintendent Running to Improve Arizona’s Schools

Democratic schools superintendent candidate Kathy Hoffman says her priority if elected would be recruiting and retaining more teachers.

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School Superintendent Candidate Befriended, Defended Multiple Alleged Child Sex Criminals

Republican Tom Horne has repeatedly defended a child molester, voted against harsher penalties for statutory rape, and voted to reinstate a teacher who had been looking at pornography in the classroom.

Members of Save Our Schools Arizona protest at the Arizona School for the Arts as Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey tours the school in Phoenix on Aug. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
Arizona School Vouchers—What They Are and How They Affect You

A new Arizona law allows any of the state’s 1.1 million students to pay for private schools using tax dollars set aside for the state education budget.

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No, Undergraduates in Arizona Cannot Teach Without a College Degree

While students without a bachelor’s degree can teach in certain situations, they must be supervised by a certified teacher and cannot be the teacher on record for the classroom.

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It’s Not Just Today—Arizona Schools Have Had Funding Issues for Decades

A 42-year-old amendment to Arizona’s constitution is proving to have dire effects on the state’s public school system.

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - JULY 24: Arizona Chairwoman Kelli Ward speaks during the Rally To Protect Our Elections conference on July 24, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Phoenix-based political organization Turning Point Action hosted former President Donald Trump alongside GOP Arizona candidates who have begun candidacy for government elected roles. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)
Arizona Republican Party Sends Fundraising Email Attacking Educators Days After Uvalde School Killings

The email asked readers to “defend our kids” against a new resource put out by the Arizona Department of Education that offers support for LGBTQ+ students.

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Arizona Again Near Bottom of States for Per Pupil Spending

Education officials say Arizona's underfunded school system is a failure on the Republican-led legislature's part to "appropriately invest in our state’s future."