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Tom Horne wins, Kathy Hoffman concedes in Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction race

(The Center Square) – Incumbent Democrat Kathy Hoffman conceded in the race for Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction on Thursday morning. Hoffman trailed Republican Tom…

Arizona charter school students outperform traditional public schools

(The Center Square) – Arizona’s charter schools, if separated from their public school counterparts, have eighth graders that perform at higher levels than nearly any…

Arizona school districts accused of using tax dollars to oppose school choice

(The Center Square) – Arizona school districts will violate state law next week by sending representatives to a meeting where they will encourage attendees to…

Arizona attorney general’s office files civil rights lawsuit against Tucson for not honoring religious exemptions

(The Center Square) – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s office filed a civil rights lawsuit against the City of Tucson over its COVID-19 vaccination requirements. The…

Arizona leaders celebrate universal school choice law as potential ballot challenge lingers

(The Center Square) – Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey joined families, educators, and community leaders on Tuesday to celebrate Arizona’s recently-enacted universal school choice law at a time when…

New report questions higher education spending in Arizona

(The Center Square) – School spending surged in Arizona from 2018 to 2021. While teacher pay increased in that span, it didn’t expand at the…

Arizona officially becomes first universal school choice state

(The Center Square) – Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed a bill expanding access to school choice to all students Thursday. In his signing House Bill…

Arizona shortens path for students to become teachers

(The Center Square) – Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation to give public schools more options in recruiting teachers, principals and other educational leaders. In…

Arizona enacts 9/11 education requirement

(The Center Square) – Students in Arizona schools will learn about one of the most pivotal moments in recent American history when they return to…

Arizona spends $6.2 million in ARPA funds for career readiness, ‘democracy enrichment’

(The Center Square) – The Arizona Department of Education is funding a pair of programs to help students gain work and college experience and gain a…

Arizona tops nationwide charter school rankings

(The Center Square) – Which state ranks No. 1 in the country for charter schools? According to a recent report from the Center for Education…

Arizona schools must give students moment of silence each day

(The Center Square) – Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed a bill to ensure that students will have time to take a moment of silence at…

Arizona raises civics education standards

(The Center Square) – Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill that aims to strengthen civics knowledge in the state. Ducey signed HB 2632, sponsored…

Arizona Senate passes education transparency bill

(The Center Square) – The Arizona Senate passed a bill this week that would increase academic transparency. In a 16-13 vote along party lines with…

Arizona Launches special summer camp to combat remote learning losses

(The Center Square) – Arizona will have a state-run program that will allow students to learn over the summer, Governor Doug Ducey announced on Wednesday…

Arizona, Grand Canyon University partner to cover all attendance cost for foster children

(The Center Square) – Arizona foster children will soon be able to receive a full scholarship at Grand Canyon University, Gov. Doug Ducey’s office announced.…

Arizona bill would allow families to sue teachers over parental rights violations

(The Center Square) – A bill in the Arizona legislature would create a sharper enforcement mechanism for the state’s parental bill of rights.  While Arizona…