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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.

May 05, 2014

Florida School-Choice Expansion Set to Include More Higher-Income Households

Florida lawmakers have approved expanded eligibility for the state's tax-credit scholarship program, while Arizona's superintendent unveiled a plan regarding aid to certain private-school students.

May 05, 2014

Which NCLB Waiver State Will Be the First to Get Off High-Risk Status?

Arizona, Kansas, Oregon, each had until Thursday to submit a proposal to the U.S. Department of Education addressing the agency's concerns with their waivers.

April 25, 2014

Common-Core News Roundup From Ky. and N.C., Plus an Ariz. Veto

Kentucky will consider making additions to the Common Core State Standards, while a legislative panel in North Carolina says the state should drop the standards.

March 24, 2014

Arizona Supreme Court: School-Choice Savings Accounts Can Continue

The highest court in Arizona has declined to review a ruling from a lower court last year that upheld a savings account program using state per-student funding.

March 03, 2014

Arizona Considers Charging Schools to Pay for Broadband Expansion

Arizona looks to address its digital divide with a proposal that would require school districts to pay $15 per child over six years for broadband upgrades.

December 26, 2013

Arizona Department Seeks Moratorium on A-F Accountability, Reading Retention

The Arizona department says it doesn't make sense to make decisions about school accountability and reading retention until a new "baseline" is set in 2014-15.

November 10, 2013

Robotics Programs to Grow in Rural Arizona With Private Grant

More than a dozen rural schools in Arizona are getting extra support for STEM learning outside the regular school day with a grant for robotics clubs.

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