Douglas outlines plan to improve Ariz.'s public schools
Sat, Oct 3, 2015Education
PHOENIX -- State schools chief Diane Douglas is calling for higher teacher pay, an end to teaching "racism'' in schools, a requirement for high school graduates to be able to speak a foreign language, allow parents to refuse to let their children take standardized tests, and give children more time Read More

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Judge: Douglas doesn't have the power to fire BOE staff
Tue, Jul 14, 2015Education
PHOENIX -- A judge has thrown out a bid by the state schools chief to control the employees of the Board of Education and move them into their own offices.

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Injunction sought to stop CAC tax hike
Tue, Jun 30, 2015Education
FLORENCE — An injunction has been requested in Pinal County Superior Court in an effort to stop a 20 percent property tax increase approved by the Central Arizona College Governing Board from taking effect.In court documents filed Thursday, Garland Shreves is seeking a preliminary injunction and a temporary restraining order Read More

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Governor to seek voter OK to give more trust funds to schools
Thu, Jun 4, 2015Education
PHOENIX –– Saying there's no need for a tax hike, Gov. Doug Ducey wants to dig deeper into a special trust fund to provide an infusion of cash for public schools.The proposal would ask voters to quadruple the amount of money schools are allowed to withdraw from the fund each Read More

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Ducey against any tax hikes for ed
Sun, May 24, 2015Education
PHOENIX — Gov. Doug Ducey said Friday he will oppose any effort to hike taxes to boost education funding, even one where voters would make the decision.“I have said that we are not going to raise taxes,” the governor told Capitol Media Services. “And I have been consistent.”The absolutist stance Read More

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Douglas sues in effort to regain control over BOE staff Story
Fri, May 15, 2015Education
PHOENIX -- State schools chief Diane Douglas filed suit late Friday to force Board of Education staffers to submit to her direct control -- and return to her agency's offices.Douglas wants a Maricopa County Superior Court judge to declare that the board's employees "work for the Department of Education and Read More

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Douglas' political games belong on the playground (Arizona Republic) Editorial board
Tue, May 12, 2015Education
Our View: Feud between Diane Douglas and Board of Education is a destructive distraction. The fault lines in the state's K-12 education system are not new. It took Diane Douglas' combative style to reveal how deep they are and how desperately Arizona needs skilled leadership, not gamesmanship. Gov. Doug Ducey, are you Read More

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Apache Junction school district to switch to 4-day week
Tue, Mar 3, 2015Education
APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. (AP) - A suburban Phoenix school district facing a budget shortfall will switch to a four-day school week in the fall. The Apache Junction Unified School District board's decision Tuesday night follows a similar move by another Pinal County district, Coolidge Unified.

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Gov’s budget concerns educators
Fri, Feb 20, 2015Education
Public schools could see loss of $113.5M Frank Davidson“For our district, that would be a cut of around $1 million.” — Frank DavidsonCGESD superintendent Educators are worried that Gov. Doug Ducey’s proposed budget would cut funding for public schools by another $113.5 million.“For our district, that would be a cut of around Read More

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UA President Discusses Gov. Ducey's Proposed Budget Cuts To Universities
Fri, Feb 20, 2015Education
In his proposed budget for the next fiscal year, Governor Doug Ducey is looking to cut $75 million from the state’s three public universities. The University of Arizona would lose $21 million of its funding if the Ducey budget becomes a reality. Some are concerned that state lawmakers will push for Read More

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