Stories tagged: "public schools"


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Many Questions Left Unanswered at First Hearing Of Arizona’s School Voucher Oversight Committee

The committee won’t meet again until November, and only has until Dec. 31 to publish its findings on whether the voucher program is running as intended as it expands.

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.

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Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes Won’t Defend Anti-Trans Sports Law

A lawsuit filed by a group of parents claims the law is discriminatory against their trans daughters by prohibiting them from certain activities based on their gender.

Duncan Hasman (middle) and other members of the BASIS Tucson North union's organizing committee. (Photo courtesy of Duncan Hasman)
This Tucson Teacher Was Frustrated With His School’s Leadership—So He Started a Union

Teachers from BASIS North Tucson voted 34-17 last month to become the first unionized charter school in Arizona. 

Protesters of Kentucky Senate bill SB150, known as the Transgender Health Bill, cheer on speakers during a rally on the lawn of the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., Wednesday, March 29, 2023. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
Opinion: I’m a Transgender School Official in Arizona and I’m Worried About the Legislature’s Bullying

Paul Bixler, a transgender woman on the Liberty Elementary School District board, says she is worried about the Arizona Legislature's anti-trans bills and their effects on schools.

Volunteers rake mulch on the new playground at Loma Linda School in Phoenix on Feb. 23, 2023. (Photo by Evelyn Nielsen/Cronkite News)
Nonprofit Builds New Playground for Phoenix School to Combat Inequities

Loma Linda School in the Creighton School District is the latest to benefit from Kaboom’s mission of giving kids access to quality playgrounds.

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Students in Arizona Dual Enrollment Classes Experience More Benefits than Just College Credit

Three students who have taken dual enrollment courses and/or participated in an early college achievement program through Maricopa Community Colleges say the advantages are worth the rigor.