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Pinal school officials strongly opposed to voucher expansion

Tue, Aug 8, 2017

Education

PHOENIX — Opposition to expansion of school vouchers has been expressed strongly in Pinal County by educators and officials who believe it would cause serious damage. Now, the law is on hold as officials examine the list to verify whether an opposing group, Save Our Schools Arizona, collected more than 75,000

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PCGESD board member calls voucher expansion 'repugnant'

Tue, May 9, 2017

Education

CASA GRANDE — A school board member didn’t hold back on expressing his disgust with the expansion of the state’s voucher program. Casa Grande Elementary School District Governing Board member David Snider called the expansion of vouchers, officially called Education Savings Accounts, “repugnant” and “dangerous.” “I find it akin to a wholesale

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Pinal school districts join fight to repeal new voucher law

Thu, May 11, 2017

Education

CASA GRANDE — Gov. Doug Ducey signed a school voucher expansion bill last month that has led to several Pinal County school districts adopting an Arizona School Boards Association resolution to oppose the measure and push for repeal. Senate Bill 1431 calls for a four-year, phased-in expansion of the state’s Education

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Gov Doug Ducey Signs Bill Expanding Teacher Certifications abc15 Arizona

Wed, May 3, 2017

Education

PHOENIX. Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation Tuesday that will change the rules and qualifications for who can become a teacher in the state, marking another enacted education measure strongly opposed by Democratic lawmakers.

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Will Democrats In Arizona Legislature Save Gov Doug Ducey's University Bonding Plan Azcentralcom

Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Education

With Republican Gov. Doug Ducey's $1 billion university funding proposal at a standstill at the state Legislature, Democrats are offering to support a retooled plan to give Arizona's three public universities greater bonding authority.

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Arizona faces suit on building, fixing schools

Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Education

PHOENIX — Just a year after settling one education funding lawsuit, state lawmakers face a new one, this one over what challengers say is their failure to build and properly maintain public schools.

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Area educators back Douglas proposal to keep tax hike to pay teachers more

Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Education

CASA GRANDE — The state’s top education official is proposing extending a sales tax that helps fund teachers, and area officials agree with the move.

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Ducey says tax levy needs to stay to fund education

Wed, Mar 15, 2017

Education

PHOENIX -- Gov. Doug Ducey is finally willing to talk about keeping public schools from falling off a financial cliff after 2020. And it involves a word at which he normally blanches: taxes. Ducey said late Tuesday he is supportive of efforts to ask voters to extend the the 0.6-cent sales tax

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Teachers tell Ducey all education money should go to salaries

Mon, Jan 23, 2017

Education

PHOENIX — Calling the governor’s salary hike proposal perhaps worse than nothing, the top teachers in Arizona want Gov. Doug Ducey to spend all of his new education dollars for a pay hike rather than spreading the cash around. But the governor is giving the idea a chilly reception.

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Tags: Arizona, Education, Salaries, Treachers

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ELECTION 2016: Voters nearly split on Prop. 123

Wed, May 18, 2016

Education

PHOENIX — Arizona voters were almost evenly split on a proposal to tap the state’s land trust fund to boost education funding, but a measure overhauling public safety pensions was winning by a wide margin Tuesday night.Proposition 123 is a plan to pump $3.5 billion in new money into the

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