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Why do public schools have the option of asking its local community for additional dollars through overrides when charter schools don’t. The Arizona Legislature has not updated its funding formula for over 30 years. Whereas the Legislature legalized the option for charter schools and funded charters at a higher rate, which equates to roughly $1,000 more per student.
Inside a nondescript garage-like workshop nestled between restaurants, a flower shop and jewelry stores along Main Street, ideas are taking shape.
You won’t find many Dr. Seuss books in the hands of high school students. But the books’ messages can inspire for a lifetime, like this one: “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
School districts across the East Valley educated their students at a rate above the state standards according to information released by the Arizona Department of Education on Aug. 4.
AIMS scores are out again.
Aug. 4, 2014
Five of the six Republican candidates for governor debated a multitude of topics at a forum hosted by the East Valley Chambers of Commerce Alliance on July 28.
Republican candidates for Legislative District 18 come from varied backgrounds and experiences but have similar views on Common Core, Medicaid and the economy.
Parents will find few states that offer families as many schooling options as Arizona. A longtime leader in the national school choice movement, Arizona has an education marketplace with a school for nearly any income, interest or situation.
The transition to middle school means more opportunities for creative classes, learning, athletics and growth, but it can also create some of the toughest months for students.
This week, a little-noticed “crack” (teacher union members) in the Democratic voter base suddenly surfaced. The huge, ultra-liberal National Education Association (NEA) voted on July 4 (ironically) to dump some “tea” in Obama’s harbor. This teachers union membership voted to demand the resignation of President Obama’s education “guru”, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. He supported the California judge’s ruling that the state’s teacher tenure law were fostering the abysmal education of low-income, black and Hispanic students because bad “tenured” teachers in California were impossible to fire.
The 2015 budget signed into law by Governor Jan Brewer last month contains one important provision some school reformers believe represents a true gamer in the struggle to improve the educational outcomes for all students.
The town of Gilbert is hiring individuals for regular and alternate positions in the Arts, Culture and Tourism Board, the Human Relations Commission and the Industrial Development Authority.
WASHINGTON — Home-schooling mom Jenni White gave some of the loudest cheers when Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed legislation to repeal the Common Core education standards.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — As a group of children walked home together from school in Providence, they held hands and played the "I Spy" guessing game. When they reached a busy intersection, an adult accompanying them prodded, "What's the rule?"
WASHINGTON — The House on Friday passed a bill boosting support for charter schools as part of a GOP-led push to promote school choice.
Authorities said a 16-year-old Chandler high school student will not face charges after allegedly making a "Columbine-type" threat, and planting "dummy" explosive devices at the school and at his home.
Chandler police are investigating an alleged threat to a school by a student arrested this afternoon.
The state treasury is going to pay more to help some children attend private and parochial schools this coming year than it would to keep them in public schools.
WASHINGTON — U.S. public high schools have reached a milestone, an 80 percent graduation rate. Yet that still means 1 of every 5 students walks away without a diploma.
Elements Massage Chandler Village, which is located at 3431 W. Frye Road in Chandler, will host a reopening ceremony on May 1 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. There will be a ribbon cutting, free 5 minute massages and a chance to win a 55 minute massage.
A proposal to sharply expand a program to use tax dollars to send students to private and parochial schools suffered a severe – and perhaps fatal – setback today.
Up to 120,000 more youngsters living in low-income neighborhoods could soon qualify for taxpayer funded tuition to private and parochial schools.
Arizona businessman and former President of Cox-Arizona Publications Charles “Chuck” Wahlheim has died at the age of 82. A cause of death wasn’t immediately released, but his family says he had been in failing health for some time.
Residents of Gilbert will have a chance to learn more about cultures from across the world at the 10th annual Global Village Festival on April 12.