Stories tagged: "public education"


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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.

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Who is Going to Raise Arizona Education Out of the National Basement? Here’s Who is Running for State Superintendent.

Bookmark this page for the latest information about Arizona's candidates for secretary of state in 2022. The Primary Election will be held Aug. 2, and the General Election is Nov. 8.

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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."

John Moore stands outside his restaurant in Williams’ historic district.
Congressional Candidate John Moore’s Plan for Schools? Abolish the Education Department.

The Arizona MAGA-Republican's proposal comes amidst a tide of attacks against local school boards by conservative activists and the state's Republican-led legislature.

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Arizona Republicans Support Book Ban That Could Allow Schools to Ban the Bible

Rep. Jake Hoffman's bill would ban schools from using books that include sex acts or references to homosexuality.

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1 in 4 Arizona Teaching Positions Are Still Unfilled As Teacher Shortage Continues

One in four teaching positions in Arizona remain unfilled as a yearslong teacher shortage continues throughout the state.

Students arrive masked to Memorial Elementary School, Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021, in Bethel Park, Pa., a Pittsburgh suburb. In a heated school board meeting the previous evening, the Bethel Park School District voted to amend the district's health and safety plan and require all students, staff and visitors to wear masks inside the district's schools. (Andrew Rush/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)
EXPLAINER: Everything You Want to Know About COVID Classroom Etiquette

While every school district has its own rules for containing COVID-19 on campus, the CDC has also released recommendations to help schools stay safe.