Stories tagged: "school funding"


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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.

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Federal COVID Relief Money Will Bring Free Wi-Fi to Phoenix School Districts

CARES Act funding will provide free Wi-Fi to 250,000 families who have students in 13 Phoenix school districts.

In this Nov. 4, 2020, file photo, Maricopa County elections officials count ballots in Phoenix. A federal judge on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, heard arguments over whether to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to decertify election results the election results that gave Democrat President-elect Joe Biden his Arizona victory. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
2021 Maricopa County Elections: What You Need to Know

Are you one of the millions of Maricopa County voters who received a ballot in the mail recently? Here's why, and what you need to know about your ballot.

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Arizona Supreme Court Delivers Win for Prop 208—But It May Be Brief

The ruling said if the lower court decides that the spending limit is exceeded, it must declare Proposition 208 unconstitutional and void it entirely.

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Thousands of Arizona Students Left Public Schools This Year. Without Promised Funding, Arizona Teachers Are Paying The Price.

Gilbert Public Schools will lay off 152 teachers amid declining enrollment and a looming financial cliff brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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.