Stories tagged: "public education"


Kathy Hoffman (Photo courtesy of campaign)
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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Meet the GOP School Superintendent Candidate Who Pals Around with Alleged Child Sex Criminals

Republican schools superintendent candidate Tom Horne says he wants to move education away from race and double funding for police in schools.

Books like “Gender Queer: A Memoir” by Maia Kobabe and “A Court of Mist and Fury” by Sarah J. Maas have been the subject of book bans in schools across the country.
Arizona Book Ban Targeting Authors Of Color and LGBTQ+ Topics Now in Effect

Republican lawmakers unanimously passed the restrictive education law while ignoring proposals that would properly fund Arizona schools.

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Fact Check: Attack on School Chief Kathy Hoffman Lacks Key Testing Context

Test scores in Arizona rose slightly after Hoffman took office, then dropped slightly in 2020—as did scores in the rest of the nation, largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

FILE - Arizona Democratic gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobbs speaks to the media before dropping off her primary election ballot, July 21, 2022, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
FACT CHECK: Hobbs Did Not Vote to Stop Students From Learning Pledge of Allegiance

Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake is misrepresenting the voting record of her opponent, Democrat Katie Hobbs.

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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Biden Cancels Student Loan Debt: Here’s What You Need to Know.

Biden’s executive order will cancel $10,000 in debt for anyone who went to college and earns less than $125,000—$20,000 for Pell Grant recipients.