Stories tagged: "Education Funding"


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Arizona GOP Lawmakers Ask Governor to Withhold Funding From School Districts Requiring Masks

The CDC recently issued new recommendations for all students, staff, and visitors in K-12 schools to wear masks, regardless of their vaccination status.

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Arizona Lawmaker Says Voter-Approved Tax to Fund Education Is ‘Mob Rule’

Prop 208 adds a tax on the state's top income-earners to fund public schools. It's expected to bring in nearly $1 billion of new revenue annually.

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Arizona Supreme Court Questions Legality of Voter-Approved Tax That Would Give Millions to Schools

The Invest in Education Act is expected to raise more than $800 million a year in new taxes for education. The Arizona Supreme Court cast doubt Tuesday on whether hundreds of millions of dollars in new taxes collected under a voter initiative enacted in November can be legally spent when a provision of the state...

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Seeing Red: Bill Would Cut Voter-Approved Education Funds, School Supporters Say

“This is about the kids and making sure that they have the brightest future possible.” The teacher’s group that spearheaded Proposition 208, which increases some taxes to hire teachers and bolster teacher salaries, this week returned to the political battlefield to fight a bill it says undermines the will of Arizona voters in November. Education...

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Head Start Was Left Out of Republican Relief Bill. 21,000 Arizona Kids Rely on the Program.

More than 21,500 children participated in Arizona's Head Start programs last year, including nearly 1,000 children experiencing homelessness.

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Hoffman Says Schools Ignoring Health Guidelines to Reopen Next Week Are Doing a ‘Disservice to Educators’

The state's criteria are only considered recommendations, leaving open the opportunity for schools to reopen as early as Monday.

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How is DeVos’ Attempt to Use Pandemic Funding For Private Schools Playing Out in Arizona?

The president of the Arizona Education Association says DeVos' guidance harms public school students by shifting funds to wealthy private schools.