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PINAL COUNTY & ARIZONA NEWS : Education

Rep. Shope: Requiring civics test is important
Sat, Jan 17, 2015Education
Basic knowledge of American civics does matter, District 8 Rep. T.J. Shope, R-Coolidge, says. Shope on Thursday voted in favor of one of the first bills to zip through the Arizona Legislature, a bill requiring high school students to pass a civics test in order to graduate. It was nearly immediately signed Read More

Tags: Arizona, Arizona Legislature, Governor Ducey, Civics Test

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Arizona 1st to pass law requiring high-school civics test
Fri, Jan 16, 2015Education
Arizona will become the first state to require students to pass a civics test to graduate from high school, following swift moves Thursday by state legislators and Gov. Doug Ducey.

Tags: Arizona, Arizona Legislature, Governor Ducey, Civics Test

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Arizona schools brace for end of temporary sales tax
Sat, Nov 10, 2012Education
Education funding in Arizona could be facing its own “fiscal cliff,” as years of budget cuts and the pending loss of more than $600 million in temporary tax revenue take their toll.The expiration in May of a temporary sales tax for education, along with the defeat on Tuesday of Proposition Read More

Tags: Arizona, Education funding, Proposition 204

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-AZ budget chief: Higher education to take biggest hit from state's rising health costs
Thu, Aug 25, 2011Education
WASHINGTON – Arizona’s colleges and universities will likely bear the brunt of budget cuts forced by rapidly rising health care costs, the state’s budget director told a Washington audience Tuesday.

Tags: Arizona, Budget, Colleges, Universities

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-Committee exploring union of Arizona school districts
Thu, Jul 28, 2011Education
The Arizona RepublicState-mandated unification and consolidation of school districts in the past has not fared well with wary Arizona voters.School districts have been concerned about losing local control, teachers and their identities if merged with each other.

Tags: Arizona, School Districts, LD23, Johm Filmore

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Former Intel CEO blasts education in Arizona
Wed, Mar 30, 2011Education
The Arizona Republicby Ginger Rough and Betty Beard Gov. Jan Brewer and the state's top lawmakers got a reality check Tuesday from former Intel Chief Executive and Board Chairman Craig Barrett, who told them Arizona's education system is hindering economic-development efforts.Barrett's remarks come as Brewer and the Legislature are working Read More

Tags: Arizona, Jan Brewer, Intel, Craig Barrett

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Tom Horne: Tucson Unified School District runs afoul of ethnic studies law
Mon, Jan 3, 2011Education
Arizona RepublicBy Mary K. Reinhart State schools Superintendent Tom Horne says the Tucson Unified School District is violating a new state law intended to quash its ethnic-studies program, a breach he believes can only be remedied by doing away with Mexican-American studies.Horne has scheduled a news conference today, hours before Read More

Tags: Arizona, Ethnic Studies, Mexican American, African-American

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A Crack in the Wall
Fri, Nov 5, 2010Education
New York TimesEditorial When the Supreme Court took up a case about a school choice program in Arizona this week, Justice Elena Kagan said she had been “puzzling and puzzling” over it. Why, she asked the state’s lawyer, instead of providing families with vouchers, is Arizona’s program “so much more complicated Read More

Tags: Arizona, U.S. Supreme Court, School Choice program

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U.S. Census: Arizona 49th in education funding
Thu, Jul 1, 2010Education
KTAR.comBy Kevin Tripp/KTAR and Sandra Haros/KTAR PHOENIX -- Arizona ranks 49th among the states when it comes to education funding, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.Figures for 2007-08 show Arizona spent 7,608 per pupil in K-12. New York was the top spender, at $17,173 per pupil, followed by New Jersey, Alaska, Read More

Tags: Chad Campbell, AIMS, Educational quality

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Mexicans Are Not Dumb, the Schools Fail
Fri, Jun 25, 2010Education
Reader Supported News | PerspectiveBy Rodolfo F. Acuna The great American educator, John Dewey, repeatedly made the case that students did not fail; schools failed students. This principle is one of the canons upon which Chicana/o, or La Raza, Studies was formed. Historically, American public schools have written Mexican-Americans off as Read More

Tags: Hispanics, Arizona, Illegal immigration

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