Stories tagged: "schools"

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Many Questions Left Unanswered at First Hearing Of Arizona’s School Voucher Oversight Committee

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.

Arizona school districts are starting the year wirh virtual classes, but have been ordered to have in-school teaching available by Aug. 17 for those families who want or need and that has left school administrators scrambling to come up with plans that educate while protecting student and teacher health. (Photo by SOMANEDU/Creative Commons)
Universal School Voucher Program Added Almost 50,000 Students Since Expansion

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.

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‘Legalizing Rocket Launchers’: A Look Back at Arizona Republicans’ Gun Reform Efforts

Laws passed by Republicans in the legislature—and vetoed by Gov. Hobbs—would have made what happened in August at the University of North Carolina more likely to happen in Arizona.

New Arizona State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne, a Republican, waves to the crowd after speaking and taking the ceremonial oath of office in a public ceremony at the state Capitol in Phoenix, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Top Arizona Education Official Wants to Segregate Non-English Speaking Students in Schools

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.

Duncan Hasman (middle) and other members of the BASIS Tucson North union's organizing committee. (Photo courtesy of Duncan Hasman)
This Tucson Teacher Was Frustrated With His School’s Leadership—So He Started a Union

Teachers from BASIS North Tucson voted 34-17 last month to become the first unionized charter school in Arizona. 

14 Gifts Teachers Say They Love Getting During Teacher Appreciation Week, from $0-$20

We asked teachers what Teacher Appreciation Week gifts they love to get. Their answers (plus links) are right here—including free things you can do that’ll mean a lot. 

Protesters of Kentucky Senate bill SB150, known as the Transgender Health Bill, cheer on speakers during a rally on the lawn of the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., Wednesday, March 29, 2023. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
Opinion: I’m a Transgender School Official in Arizona and I’m Worried About the Legislature’s Bullying

Paul Bixler, a transgender woman on the Liberty Elementary School District board, says she is worried about the Arizona Legislature's anti-trans bills and their effects on schools.