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Voucher fight got newest LD18 rep interested in running
Nov 15, 7:20 AM: A transplant from the Bay Area who moved to Arizona with her husband Michael in 2011, Jermaine said she got interested in running for office last year after a coalition of activists launched the petition drive to put the >
Opinion: If you're a school-choice advocate, there is good and bad news in Prop. 305's defeat
Nov 12, 6:37 AM: When Arizonans went to the polls on Tuesday, they faced a choice on education policy that wasn’t a true choice – not like the kind most parents would love to have for their children.
What we know now about Arizona's undecided races
Nov 9, 8:26 AM: Democrat Kathy Hoffman was narrowly leading Republican Frank Riggs, with 20,348 votes separating them. Riggs, a charter-school development executive, had held a slim lead over Hoffman, a school speech therapist, from >
Prop. 305 defeat doesn’t end fight over voucher expansion
Nov 9, 7:37 AM: More than 1 million voters rejected lawmakers’ attempt to allow every public school student in Arizona to attend private or parochial schools on taxpayer dollars – but the fight isn’t over. >
'You absolutely made a difference' Red for Ed organizer weighs in on midterm elections
Nov 8, 6:45 AM: One of the races that are still too close to call in Arizona is that of Superintendent of Public Instruction. Republican candidate Frank Riggs has a slight lead over his Democratic opponent Kathy Hoffman, who is a teacher >
Arizona voters reject expansion of state's education voucher program
Nov 8, 5:55 AM: Arizona voters refused Tuesday to ratify a bid by Gov. Doug Ducey and Republican lawmakers to allow any of the state’s 1.1 million students in public schools to get vouchers of state tax dollars to attend private and >
Arizona School Superintendent Race Too Close to Call on Election Day
Nov 7, 8:29 AM: The race between Republican and Democratic candidates for Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction remained too close to call late Tuesday night.
Arizona voters to decide on Prop. 305, a massive expansion of school vouchers
Nov 6, 8:07 AM: Voters will decide today whether to approve or overturn a massive expansion of Arizona's school voucher program that would open the program up to any public school student.
Arizona candidates on both sides of the aisle calling for charter school reform
Oct 31, 5:17 AM: Now many political candidates from both sides of the aisle are embracing this call for reform. This includes Governor Doug Ducey, Democratic candidate for governor David Garcia, and the state's Attorney General Mark >
Editorial: Prop. 305 won't solve Arizona's school voucher debate. Here's what it will do
Oct 31, 5:14 AM: It won't solve the philosophical debate over whether Arizona should use public funding for private schools. But your vote can send a message to lawmakers.
Proposition 305 earns the ire of teachers and confuses voters
Oct 30, 4:53 AM: The ballot initiative is emblematic of a tug-of-war between public and private schooling in Arizona and a debate over school choice across the nation. It is an unusual proposition in that it addresses a bill already passed >
School choice opponent sends her kids to charter school
Oct 30, 4:34 AM: Buried in an AZ Central article about a number of topics relating to school choice and education in Arizona, it's reported that “...Kirsch, who sends her children to a charter school, agreed with Robinson. She said she's >
After Teacher Walkouts, Arizona Republicans Jostle Onto Education Platform
Oct 29, 5:31 AM: Campaign signs are clustered on street corners and highway ramps across this low-slung, sun-baked city, proclaiming “#YesforEd” and “Protect Public Education.” In TV commercials, the Republican governor promises to “put >
Opinion: Really? Charter School Cheerleaders Are Going To Reform Charters All By Themselves?
Oct 24, 6:18 AM: We're supposed to believe the people who have always coddled charters and condemned school districts are going to take charters to task for their corruption and profiteering. And they'll do it after the elections are over, >
Arizona Charter Schools Association joins governor, AG, lawmakers in call for reforms
Oct 23, 6:41 AM: The Arizona Charter Schools Association has joined a growing list of education advocates and elected officials calling for greater oversight of the state's 500-plus charter schools.
Opinion: Everything you need to know about Arizona charter schools
Oct 22, 5:08 AM: We can and should strengthen the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools’ ability to hold outliers in the public charter school sector accountable. And transparency and accountability are essential when stewarding public >
Charter School reform affects the ballot box
Oct 22, 4:59 AM: Charter school reform has emerged as a divisive issue in a variety of state elections Rim Country voters will weigh in on Nov. 6. Driven by investigative stories on charter schools in The Arizona Republic, charter school >
Arizona rural schools struggle with teacher recruitment
Oct 22, 4:57 AM: According to a recent study published by the Center for Public Education, rural students often become rural teachers, with 80 percent of teachers staying within just 13 miles of their hometown when seeking employment. >
Online schooling helps teen with anxiety graduate
Oct 18, 5:40 AM: Dani McCartney is 19-years-old and now a full time student at Pima Community College, but her education path hasn’t been so easy.
Ducey backing school voucher expansion measure
Oct 17, 5:22 AM: 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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