education funding

The head of the Arizona Republican Party is working to jump-start a stalled legislative proposal that would ask voters to raise the state sales tax to provide additional funding for schools.

Tom Tingle/The Republic

The man named Arizona's Teacher of the Year for his work in special education and the woman who heads the teacher's union for their district have been disciplined for allegedly advocating for a state education ballot initiative at work.

More than 50 school districts across Arizona will buy new school buses using cash from a lawsuit settlement with automaker Volkswagen.

Melissa Sevigny

Science education is supposed to be messy, hands-on, and experimental. It’s about blasting off model rockets or cooking up trays of homemade slime. But the supplies and equipment needed for that kind of education aren’t easy to come by in Arizona’s public schools. Even in the wake of the #RedforEd movement, Arizona’s per-pupil spending remains thousands of dollars below the national average. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports, science educators in Flagstaff are finding creative ways to fill the gap.


AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is apparently willing to risk further angering the state's teachers by forcefully backing a measure that would massively expand the state's private school voucher system.

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