Stories tagged: "school funding"


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No, Prop 208 Will Not Destroy Arizona’s Economy

Supporters of the Invest in Ed initiative say the increase in funding for schools will improve both Arizona's economy and its education system.

As Arizona Schools Reopen, Public Will Vote on Education Funding Initiative This Fall

Prop 208 revenue would be used to hire more educators and support staff, fund vocational and mentoring programs, and invest in training future teachers.

Low Pay, Large Classes, Little Funding: Arizona Education Was in Trouble Before COVID-19

Arizona has consistently been ranked as one of the lowest in the US for school funding as well as teacher salaries.

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Notes From COVID Classrooms: Arizona Teachers, Parents Grapple With Tough School Reopening Decisions

An exclusive look at what it takes to reopen schools during a global health crisis in one of the most poorly-funded education systems in the country.

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JUST IN: Invest in Ed Initiative Wins Appeal to Appear on November Ballot

Backers of the Invest in Education Act see it as a way to pump about $940 million a year into the state’s underfunded school system.

Photo by Matt Ragland
Nogales Schools Plan to Remain Online as County Fails Reopen Guidelines

Nogales' Superintendent says their decision as to when in-person learning will begin will rely on COVID-19 infections data.

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‘Huge Concern’: Arizona Schools At Risk of COVID-19 Lawsuits When Reopening

Parents are expected to check their children's temperatures every day before school and are being asked to stay off-campus.