Stories tagged: "public education"

Speaker of the House Ben Toma speaking on the floor of the Arizona House of Representatives at the Arizona State Capitol building. Toma is also the chair of the Study Committee on Empowerment Scholarship Accounts
Governance and Oversight. Photo by Gage Skidmore.
After a Rocky Start, Arizona’s School Voucher Oversight Committee Meets This Week

The committee was established in May, but vacant seats and rescheduled meetings have delayed its first hearing. It has until Dec. 31 to release a report on the state's voucher program.

Westwood High School students make their way to classes, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022 in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Arizona’s $15M Investment in Dual Enrollment Will Help More Low-income Students Access College

The Arizona state budget will roll out $15.5 million for dual enrollment tuition, with priority given to low-income students.

Grecia Cubillas graduating from Arizona State University. (Photo courtesy of Grecia Cubillas)
​​An ASU Scholarship Allowed This Student to Pursue College in the US. It Changed Her Life.

Grecia Cubillas, a 2023 Arizona State University graduate, originally intended to move back to Mexico after she graduated from her Tucson high school in 2019.

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Teachers and Allies Ready ‘Teach Truth Day of Action’ on June 10

Participants on Tuesday discussed “the growing chorus of diverse voices speaking out against politicians and their far-right supporters’ attempts to attack students’ freedom to learn."  

Darrell Hill graduating from ASU. (Photo courtesy of Darrell Hill)
How a Partnership Between ASU and Uber Helped This 52-Year-Old Driver Finally Get His Degree

Darrell Hill started his college education journey decades ago at Utah State University on a football scholarship—and he finished it at ASU at 52 years old with plans to attend graduate school. 

Recipients of college scholarships from Education Forward Arizona and Freeport-McMoRan pose for a photo. (Photo courtesy of Duality Public Relations)
How Native American Students Can Get College Scholarships in Arizona

This scholarship provides the opportunity for Indigenous students in Arizona to receive funding for their education and connect with mentors along the way. 

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Arizona Schools Get More Funding, But No Cap on Voucher Spending

The state budget provides nearly $400 million in additional education funding, but no spending limit on Arizona’s costly universal voucher program.