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December 09, 2014

Arizona Program Boosting College Degrees Among Early-Childhood Educators

Thanks to a scholarship program funded by the state's First Things First tobacco tax, twice as many early education teachers in Pima County, Ariz., hold college degrees now than did five years ago,

November 26, 2014

Arizona Teacher Announces Effort to Recall State Chief-Elect Douglas

In order for an official recall election to take place, supporters have to get at least 364,000 signatures, or 25 percent of all ballots cast in the general election.

November 20, 2014

Arizona Court Rules Funding Gap Between District and Charter Schools is Legal

Arizona does not have to fund the state's charter schools at the same level as its district schools, according to an appeals court ruling.

November 19, 2014

Unequal Funding Between Arizona District and Charter Schools Legal, Court Rules

An Arizona appeals court has ruled that the state's charter schools aren't owed the same amount of money that district schools receive.

November 06, 2014

Arizona Charter School Performance Varies Widely, Study Says

Charter school quality varies widely in Arizona, and on average is no better than regular public schools according to a new study. But comparing averages hides some important nuances.

November 03, 2014

For New Common-Core Test, Ariz. Picks American Institutes for Research

The new test will be called the AzMERIT exam, and will replace the state's Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) tests

August 27, 2014

Primary Round-Up: Races Across the Country Showcase Education Issues

High-profile governor and state education chief races in Arizona, Florida, Oklahoma, and Vermont highlight the common core and education funding as top campaign issues.

June 19, 2014

Arizona Schools Chief Under Fire for Anonymous Blog Comments

John Huppenthal apologizes for comments that may have been considered offensive.

May 30, 2014

Arizona Withdraws From PARCC to Avoid Bias in Procuring New Tests

The state will issue a request for proposals for new tests, and wants to create a level playing field in considering all bidders.

May 23, 2014

Blackboard Lands Arizona Contract for Educators' Online Learning, Collaboration

More than 60,000 educators in the state will have access to the system for professional development.

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