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PINAL COUNTY & ARIZONA NEWS : Education

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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Schools: Immigrant families leaving Arizona because of new immigration law
Fri, May 28, 2010Education
Arizona RepublicBy Pat Kossan Reports are surfacing around the Valley that illegal-immigrant families with school-age children are fleeing Arizona because of a new immigration law.Some school officials say enough parents and students have told them they plan to leave the state this summer to indicate Hispanic enrollment could drop at Read More

Tags: SB1070, Illegal immigration, School age children, Arizona Schools

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The Teachers’ Unions’ Last Stand
Sun, May 23, 2010Education
New York TimesBy STeven BrillMICHAEL MULGREW is an affable former Brooklyn vocational-high-school teacher who took over last year as head of New York City’s United Federation of Teachers when his predecessor, Randi Weingarten, moved to Washington to run the national American Federation of Teachers. Over breakfast in March, we talked Read More

Tags: United Federation of Teachers, Michael Mulgrew, National Education Association, Arnie Duncan, New Leaders for New Schools

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