Stories tagged: "school funding"


Members of Save Our Schools Arizona protest at the Arizona School for the Arts as Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey tours the school in Phoenix on Aug. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
Arizona School Vouchers—What They Are and How They Affect You

A new Arizona law allows any of the state’s 1.1 million students to pay for private schools using tax dollars set aside for the state education budget.

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Lunch Crunch: Inflation Has Schools Scrambling to Afford Student Meals

Officials are scrambling to figure out how to afford meals for students at a time when inflation nationwide is running at the highest level in decades.

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Attorney General Brnovich Sues to Stop Anti-Discrimination Policy From Taking Effect

The new directive requires any agency or program that receives funding from the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service—such as public schools— to prohibit discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.

Arizona Board of Regents Member Karrin Taylor Robson speaking with attendees at an event hosted by the Defend America Foundation at the Scottsdale Gun Club in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Can Wealthy Establishment Politician Karrin Taylor Robson Convince Voters She’s an ‘Outsider’ and Become Arizona’s Next Governor?

The multi-millionaire has tried to paint herself as an everywoman who understands the pain Arizona families are experiencing with inflation, but that could prove challenging given her family's financial interests and her plan to give herself a tax cut.

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Explained: How Latest School Voucher Expansion Caters to Wealthy at Students’ Expense

The vouchers provide families with about $7,000 annually to fund private education, but the average cost of private school tuition in Arizona is $12,650.

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Arizona Schools Win Federal Funds for Cleaner School Buses

Cleaner school buses are coming to Arizona thanks to new funding, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced last month. 

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Judge Blocks Voter-Approved Tax Hike That Would Have Raised Millions for Arizona Public Schools

A Maricopa County Superior Court judge has struck down a voter-approved tax hike on the state’s wealthiest residents that would have raised millions for Arizona schools.