Stories tagged: "education"


Scottsdale Unified School District
Masks, Vaccines, and Curriculum Concerns Are Prompting Confrontations in Arizona School Districts

A school board meeting in Scottsdale was cut short after a group of attendees erupted in anger after being asked to wear masks.

Monique Ortega and her children (Photo courtesy of Monique Ortega)
New Arizona Law Will Give More Single Moms the Ability to Afford College

Parents who choose to pursue higher education full-time can now qualify for financial assistance to help cover the cost of childcare.

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State School Officials Rebuff Ducey’s Decision To Lift Mask Mandate

The order ultimately leaves the decision on masks to school districts. Education officials rebuffed Gov. Doug Ducey’s decision this week to lift the mask mandate for state schools, with many districts planning to ignore what they called an “irresponsible” decision in a state where COVID-19 cases continue to rise. “As soon as the governor released...

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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...

Gilbert Public Schools
Gilbert Public Schools Approves Pay Raises For Employees—Two Weeks After Laying Off 152 Teachers

The reduction in staff resulted in cost savings that the district is using to balance next year's budget and raise salaries.

Gilbert Public Schools
Thousands of Arizona Students Left Public Schools This Year. Without Promised Funding, Arizona Teachers Are Paying The Price.

Gilbert Public Schools will lay off 152 teachers amid declining enrollment and a looming financial cliff brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Phoenix School District Moves to Have Student Representatives on Its Governing Board

A student from Tillman Middle School will be selected every semester to serve on the board and advocate on behalf of their peers.