‘The people running it are doing a good job.’ Arizona hearing opens hood of nation’s first universal school choice program

(The Center Square) – Questions regarding the universal Empowerment Scholarship Account program were front and center at an Arizona House of Representatives hearing on Wednesday. “This is not a forum… Read More

September 21, 2023
Public Education
‘Fox guarding the henhouse.’ State senator criticizes Arizona State University’s report over conservative event backlash

(The Center Square) – After Arizona State University released a report suggesting there was “no evidence” of a campaign to smear an event featuring conservative speakers, one Republican state senator… Read More

September 19, 2023
Public Education
Report: COVID learning loss could cost Arizona 18,000 high school grads by 2032

(The Center Square)— Arizona students have been majorly impacted long-term by virtual learning throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. A new report from the Common Sense Institute Arizona estimates a… Read More

September 18, 2023
Public Education
Arizona to spend $40 million on tutoring to combat COVID-era learning loss

(The Center Square) – Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne announced a tutoring program with hopes to combat the negative consequences of learning loss during the COVID-19 pandemic. The… Read More

September 6, 2023
Public Education
Horne says Arizona schools shouldn’t allow transgender girls to use girls’ bathrooms

(The Center Square) – The Arizona Department of Education strongly advises schools to not allow transgender females to use the girls’ bathrooms, and to have unisex facilities available for transgender… Read More

August 21, 2023
Public Education
Teacher’s ‘getting to know you’ form offered to not use kids’ preferred pronouns with parents

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – A teacher at Catalina Foothills High School (CFHS) handed students a “getting to know you” form asking them to list their preferred pronouns and whether… Read More

August 18, 2023
Public Education
Arizona public school funding per student to hit record level

(The Center Square) – New numbers from the Arizona Joint Legislative Budget Committee paint a clearer picture in the ongoing debate on school choice and funding for public education. When… Read More

August 17, 2023
Public Education
Arizona public universities ditch diversity statements on job applications

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – The Arizona Board of Regents (ABR) announced Tuesday that it would no longer use diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) statements in job applications, according to… Read More

August 9, 2023
Public Education
AZ ed head presents estimates showing ESA program will save taxpayer dollars

(The Center Square) – Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne is sharing an estimate of Empowerment Scholarship Account costs that shows they would save taxpayers money, but not everyone… Read More

August 8, 2023
Public Education
Poll: Battleground state voters, on education, trust Republicans over Democrats

(The Center Square) – Lingering concerns about pandemic learning loss have shifted voter trust on education issues from Democrats to Republicans in four battleground states, including North Carolina. A new… Read More

August 3, 2023
Public Education
Arizona Superintendent Tom Horne says universal school choice program will save taxpayer money

While states like Alabama and Kentucky are still working toward starting robust school choice programs, Arizona is working to keep the one it already has.   One of its greatest defenders… Read More

August 2, 2023
Public Education
School choice advocates ‘fact check’ Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs who claimed ESAs are ‘unsustainable’ based on inflated numbers

School choice advocates are fact checking Arizona’s Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs, who called the state’s Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (ESAs) “unsustainable.” “The newest voucher cost projections show us what we already… Read More

August 1, 2023
‘Save Women’s Sports Act’ in danger after federal judge blocks new law restricting sports by biological sex

A federal judge in Arizona issued a preliminary injunction banning implementation of the “Save Women’s Sports Act.” The new law prevents biological males who are transgender from competing against women… Read More

July 21, 2023
It’s basic math: ESAs save the state money

(The Center Square) – Opponents of parental choice in education are doing their best Chicken Little in an attempt to scare Arizonans out of allowing parents control over their children’s… Read More

July 21, 2023
Public Education
Former Arizona school counselor says she was advised to keep student’s transgender status from parents

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – An Arizona school district’s administrators advised social workers to conceal students’ gender transitions from their parents, a former school social worker told the Daily Caller… Read More

July 14, 2023
Governor Hobbs, county attorneys at odds over abortion executive order

(The Center Square) – County attorneys in Arizona are at odds with Gov. Katie Hobbs over a recent Executive Order on abortion. The governor’s June 23 order turns the power… Read More

July 6, 2023
Christian Schools
Small town Christian microschool to grow out of Arizona church, showcasing promise of school choice for rural America

Snowflake is a small Arizona town of nearly 7,000, with a public school, charter school and Lutheran school. Next year, it will have its first microschool. When local resident Laurie… Read More

July 5, 2023
Public Education
School board members defy anti-Christian watchdog and teachers’ union, continue quoting Scripture

Even when threatened with legal action, two Arizona school board members refuse to be silent about their Christian faith and won’t stop quoting Bible verses during school board meetings. Rebecca… Read More

June 29, 2023
AZ Gov. Hobbs’ transgender healthcare coverage sparks controversy

(The Center Square) – Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs signed two executive orders on June 27, giving additional protections to the state’s LGBTQ residents. The first order, Executive Order 2023-12, establishes… Read More

June 29, 2023
Hobbs limits Arizona counties’ ability to prosecute illegal abortions

(The Center Square) – Gov. Katie Hobbs signed an executive order that pulls prosecutorial authority away from counties looking to enforce the state’s abortion laws. Critics are calling the move… Read More

June 27, 2023