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Proposed Arizona bill, H.B. 2017, looks to limit school walkouts like Red for Ed movement
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Jan 18, 6:20 AM: H.B. 2017 looks to end teacher walkouts in Arizona, like the ones seen previously during the height of the Red for Ed movement.
Opinion: Another school voucher bill after voters said no? Beware, Arizona
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Jan 17, 6:22 AM: The GOP-led Legislature has long schemed for ways to divert public money to private schools in the name of parental choice. In 2009, the state Supreme Court declared the state’s voucher program an unconstitutional use of >
Opinion: If Gov. Doug Ducey won't even say 'charter school,' how can he fix charter school scandals?
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Jan 16, 6:11 AM: It was a pretty long State of the State speech Gov. Doug Ducey delivered Monday, and the words "charter schools" were spoken exactly … never. Which means the words "charter school scandals" — yes, plural — also were not >
Ducey calls for bipartisanship in State of the State, sets stage for schisms with GOP lawmakers
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Jan 15, 6:05 AM: In his speech, Ducey didn’t specifically mention charter schools. But while praising Arizona’s school-choice policies, he said there is room for improvement and called for “more transparency, more accountability, and >
More than 100 Arizona charter schools could close because of financial issues, report says
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Jan 10, 6:15 AM: Following the abrupt closure of at least three Arizona charter schools over the past year, a new report concludes more than 100 of the state's charters are in danger of closing because of excessive debt and other financial >
Ariz. schools chief Kathy Hoffman vows to fight for educator pay, school funding
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Jan 8, 7:52 AM: New Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman vowed to fight for "competitive" educator pay Monday during a public inauguration ceremony at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix.
Proposal would require charter schools to follow open meetings laws
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Jan 4, 6:25 AM: Rep. Kelly Townsend is taking a first stab at charter school reform with a bill to make charter schools comply with state open meetings law.
Opinion: Financial accountability should be for all public schools
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Jan 4, 6:19 AM:

As former traditional public-school superintendents we would support the calls by the governor, state attorney general and Senator Kate Brophy-McGee for more accountability for charter schools. We believe these schools >

Townsend introduces Red for Ed retaliation bill
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Dec 28, 8:01 AM: The Red for Ed movement that brought thousands of striking teachers to the Capitol this year could leave an unintended mark on state statute. Rep. Kelly Townsend, R-Mesa, wants to prevent public schools from closing on >
Douglas: Legislature shortchanges school voucher program
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Dec 21, 8:37 AM: Outgoing Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas accused Arizona lawmakers of routinely underfunding the Department of Education’s effort to oversee the state’s voucher program, leaving millions of dollars >
Charter Board finds rejecting new school applications difficult, even when it has doubts
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Dec 21, 8:30 AM: Michelle Edwards tried and failed five times to open her charter school. And last Monday, as she stood before the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools, her sixth attempt seemed doomed, too.
Charter school reform: Will big profits, private deals spur changes to Arizona law?
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Dec 19, 5:52 AM: The Charter Gamble: In this series, we examine how Arizona committed 25 years ago to the then-untested concept of charter schools, and what the program has meant for the state. Today, Part 5, profiteering, insider deals >
Arizona charter schools spend more on administration, less in classrooms
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Dec 18, 6:29 AM: In this series, we examine how Arizona committed 25 years ago to the then-untested concept of charter schools, and what the program has meant for the state. Today, Part 4, did the charter gamble pay off? >
What does it take to open a charter school in Arizona?
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Dec 17, 8:14 AM: Most charter veterans call applying a full-time job, and some half-jokingly claim that running a school is easier than applying for one.  For most people, pursing an application consumes multiple years and thousands of >
First Arizona charter schools: 'Like the Oklahoma Land Rush,' a world with few boundaries
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Dec 17, 6:08 AM:

The Charter Gamble: In this series, we examine how Arizona committed 25 years ago to the then-untested concept of charter schools, and what the program has meant for the state. Today, Part 2, the state's first charter >

History of Arizona charter schools: 'I don’t think we realized what we’d done'
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Dec 14, 6:08 AM: The charter gamble: In this series, we examine how Arizona committed 25 years ago to the then-untested concept of charter schools, and what the program has meant for the state. Today, Part 1, how it all began. >
Opinion: Primavera fails many of its students. So, naturally, it gets to open another charter school
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Dec 12, 7:44 AM: Why is the state Charter School Board awarding a new charter to Primavera -- a company that operates a state-funded school that boasts a 49 percent dropout rate?
Letter: Online school for my climber
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Dec 6, 8:35 AM: There’s all sorts of reasons to make a different school choice beyond brick-and-mortar schools and I want everyone to know their options. We need to protect school choice for every family and every student. >
Commentary: School unfairly attacked provides quality education at less cost
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Nov 30, 6:14 AM: Recent attacks and inaccurate statements about the integrity and success of Primavera Online and its students demand a proper response. On behalf of the more than 200,000 students we have served over the past 18 years, the >
Opinion: A school voucher system is not the right decision for Arizona
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Nov 30, 5:59 AM: Education reform, while occasionally discussed, looms largely in the background for federal lawmakers. In Arizona, however, the debate takes center stage.

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