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Governor Ducey Urges Delegation To Protect Charter School Students
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Jul 28, 8:57 AM: Governor Doug Ducey today urged Arizona’s Congressional Delegation to oppose federal legislation that will jeopardize critical funding the state’s public charter schools receive and put thousands of students at >
Virtual schooling holds silver lining for kids with autism, special needs
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Jul 22, 8:16 AM: One Arizona charter school is now expanding its remote learning and offering the extra help some students may need.
Commentary: Arizona celebrates 30th anniversary of charter school law
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Jul 20, 8:44 AM: This year marks the 30th anniversary of passage of the nation’s first charter school law, a movement that has benefited Arizona perhaps than any other state.
Arizona teachers' union affiliate ripped for tone deaf 'Game of Thrones' tweet on Memorial Day weekend
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Jun 2, 7:43 AM:

Arizona Education Association-Retired, a statewide local affiliate of the Arizona Education Association, drew backlash over the weekend for posting a screenshot from a fiery scene from "Game of Thrones" along with the caption, >

Local charter school gives students a second chance
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May 19, 6:33 AM: For students at Yuma's Aztec High School the reasons why they're there will vary. But, what is true for all of them is that they've been given a second chance.
Op-Ed: Think Arizona charter schools skate by with no oversight? Think again
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May 18, 8:18 AM: The performance and accomplishments of charter schools in Arizona are all too often overshadowed by a handful of bad actors who choose to violate the law and their commitment to the students and families of this state.
Ducey signs bill to allow 4-year degrees at community colleges
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May 5, 5:12 AM: Senate Bill 1453 will let community colleges offer the four-year degrees on the condition they approve individual programs based on specific criteria, including workforce need, a financial and administrative need for the program and >
Gov. Ducey announces $26.5 million to help Arizona's K-12 students during summer
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Apr 30, 5:58 AM: Brittney Smith is a Mesa mom of four kids ranging from ages 4 to 11. Frustrated with the quality of online learning during the pandemic, she enrolled her kids into a charter school with in-person learning. And they'll be going to >
Opinion: Set aside the politics – our schools and students need flexibility, gap funding now
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Apr 20, 5:43 AM: Secondly, we hear the word innovation constantly in education. Well innovation isn’t new to district schools, which is why as a parent you have so many options for your child – from STEM to dual emersion, from a fine arts path to >
Great Hearts Academies expanding with new Buckeye, Anthem campuses
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Apr 14, 7:23 AM: Great Hearts Academies, an Arizona-based network of nonprofit public charter schools, recently announced plans to expand with new campuses in Buckeye and Anthem.
Opinion: ESA expansion vital for kids in low-income families
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Apr 14, 5:13 AM: They keep saying they want to increase funding to schools, but we should care more about students rather than buildings — that’s why it’s called per-pupil funding, not per-school funding. We need to get out of the mindset that we >
8K student wait list: Phoenix charter school embarks on $53.1M expansion project
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Apr 8, 7:07 AM: With a wait list of more than 8,000 students, a charter school is expanding in metro Phoenix.
Arizona bill would pay parents for cost of getting kids to school
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Apr 8, 5:31 AM: From open enrollment to charter schools to vouchers for private schools, Arizona's school-choice movement has focused on expanding opportunities
Opinion: ESA opponents pick union politics over racial equality
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Apr 2, 6:33 AM: I’m praying that this bill gets passed.” Janelle Wood of the Black Mothers Forum likewise announced, “I am in support of school choice. … if you’re talking about ‘saving our schools,’ I need you to first save our >
Bill gives schools flexibility in meeting needs of each student
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Mar 31, 6:02 AM: A bill proposing changes to instructional time models for Arizona’s K-12 schools could reduce limitations that have prevented them from adopting non-traditional models more tailored to the needs of individual students.
Where are the students? Peoria Unified searching for answers
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Mar 30, 6:01 AM: Peoria Unified reports a drop in enrollment of over 2,000 students compared to last year. Now, district employees are literally knocking on doors to find out why.
Arizona still atop nation in educational freedom
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Mar 19, 5:27 AM: Twenty years after the initial study, Arizona still gives parents the most choices regarding where their children will be educated and how they’ll pay for it.
Opinion: Legislators just expanded their voucher expansion bill. Can they get any more arrogant?
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Mar 18, 5:20 AM: Expanding Arizona's school voucher program would be a punch in the nose to Arizona's voters. So, naturally, a voucher expansion bill is just one major vote away from passing the Legislature.
Retaliation threatens voucher extension bill
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Feb 23, 6:02 AM: Republican senators gave the go-ahead Monday for what could be a huge expansion in the use of tax dollars to send children to private and parochial schools. But it may not be the last word.
Opinion: Think voucher expansion helps poor kids in bad schools? Then convince their advocates
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Feb 22, 7:43 AM: If Arizona Republicans believe private school vouchers will help fix our education problems, they should work to get others on board with an expansion.

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