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.
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.
At current rates of growth, the program is expected to cost about $900 million—more than half of K-12 spending—but only serves 8% of all students in the state.
Horne wants English learners to be completely segregated for one year while they only learn in English and achieve English proficiency. In the past, this approach has resulted in many students being held back for a year or more.
Loma Linda School in the Creighton School District is the latest to benefit from Kaboom’s mission of giving kids access to quality playgrounds.
Before leaving office, former Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman announced a $6.75 million investment allowing more students to eat free lunches.
School staffers across Arizona may increasingly find themselves pressed to fill in on other jobs, as school districts struggle to fill positions across the board.
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