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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2014 file photo, Arizona Attorney Gen. Tom Horne talks to the media about the ruling that the state's traditional marriage laws are unconstitutional and same-sex couples can now apply for marriage licenses, at a news conference in Phoenix. Horne has sued General Motors for failing to recall millions of cars and trucks with safety defects the auto giant did not disclose for years. The lawsuit seeks potentially billions of dollars in fines. Horne said Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 that he sued under the state's consumer fraud statutes and is seeking a $10,000 fine for each of hundreds of thousands of defective vehicles sold in the state. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
Opinion: Tom Horne’s Record of Enabling Child Predators Disqualifies Him From Running Arizona Schools

The executive director of Instituto Power says Tom Horne’s record of enabling child predators should disqualify him from serving another term as Arizona’s state superintendent of public instruction.

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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Wait, School’s Starting Already? Here Are 7 Things Every K-12 Parent Should Know.

Many Arizona schools have already started their fall semester. Bookmark this page to make sure you have everything you need by the time the bell rings.

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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.

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No, Undergraduates in Arizona Cannot Teach Without a College Degree

While students without a bachelor’s degree can teach in certain situations, they must be supervised by a certified teacher and cannot be the teacher on record for the classroom.

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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.