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Great Hearts Academies is just the latest public school to face racism allegations
Sep 17, 7:19 AM: Former students and teachers from Great Hearts Academies have come forward to draw attention to what they call a pattern of racist and sexist practices in the charter school network.
Black students in Arizona rank near top for academic gains
Sep 15, 7:28 AM: Black students in Arizona rank near the top in the nation for posting academic gains year after year, and those who attend charter schools may appear to have a competitive edge, according to an analysis by the nonprofit >
Phoenix Union High School District will remain in remote learning until next year
Sep 15, 6:09 AM: As it stands on Monday, the largest high school district in the state, Phoenix Union High School District, will remain in remote learning mode until next year. The district had plans to start in-person learning next month >
Supreme Court puts school funding measure back on ballot
Sep 2, 7:01 AM: The high court overturned a Superior Court judge’s ruling that the 100-word description of the Invest in Education ballot measure on the top of the signature gathering forms wasn’t so incomplete that it invalidated the >
Charter schools can double dip up to $100 million in PPP funds and that's OK in Arizona
Sep 1, 7:24 AM: Opinion: Arizona's state auditor says charter schools can keep up to $100 million double dip because PPP funds come from a bank and not the federal government? Huh?
Some Tucson charter and private schools reopen, prompting complaints about safety
Aug 31, 6:58 AM: Some Tucson charter and private schools have reopened for traditional in-person learning despite Pima County falling short of meeting state benchmarks to safely do so.
Online petition for in-person learning delay targets Great Hearts Charter Schools
Aug 25, 6:39 AM: The charter school group, Great Hearts, is the target of an online petition urging the board to reconsider its decision and not reopen for in-person learning before all state safety benchmarks are met.
Arizona Teachers Waged a Sickout Over Coronavirus Concerns, and Organizers Say Other School Districts Could Be Next
Aug 19, 8:15 AM: An Arizona school district was forced to cancel classes this week after teachers waged a sickout over safety concerns about returning to classrooms during the coronavirus pandemic, the latest example of turmoil facing the >
Arizona teacher’s union guiding 'sick-out' in district, per leaked video
Aug 18, 7:09 AM: In a Sunday video conference call that leaked on Twitter, state union leaders spoke to district teachers, inferring they had organized the effort that forced the school to cancel classes.
Arizona teachers 'sick out' forces school district to delay planned in-person reopening
Aug 17, 4:56 AM:

A school district outside of Phoenix was forced to cancel its classroom re-openingsMonday after teachers planned a “sick out” and vowed not to show up to lead in-person instruction amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Education expert warns Arizona teacher shortage could get worse during pandemic
Aug 17, 4:27 AM: Family that the state already has a teacher shortage from last year, and this pandemic, Thomas said, could force more teachers out if districts open up schools too soon. Thomas also anticipates a substitute teacher >
More parents are seeking state-funded school vouchers amid the coronavirus pandemic
Aug 14, 6:38 AM: More Arizona parents are exploring options for schooling that include the state-funded empowerment scholarships for students in K-12.
Ducey wants kids back in classrooms, but leaves choice up to school leaders
Aug 14, 5:50 AM: Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday defended Arizona school districts that plan to reopen for in-person learning next week, despite not meeting benchmarks recommended by his administration.
Parents rally for a choice to send kids back to school, saying online class 'isn't sufficient'
Aug 11, 6:04 AM: Hundreds of educators, parents and their children took their message to the Arizona State Capitol Monday, Aug. 10, to say they want schools to reopen despite the continuous spread of COVID-19.
Teachers say Paradise Valley charter school has refused to pay their merit bonuses
Aug 7, 7:22 AM: Ex-teachers from Arizona Agribusiness & Equine Center say the charter school owes them merit pay. The charter operator says they don't deserve it.
Charter school 'won't mandate a mask policy' as some parents want options that don't force masks
Jul 31, 6:04 AM: Raban and about 1,400 other parents are part of a social media group called 'Mask-free Schooling options' that looks for schools where mask-wearing isn't enforced.
Microschools on the rise in Arizona, with COVID providing added boost
Jul 29, 6:02 AM: Mo’s story is becoming more common in Arizona, where the popularity of microschools has exploded over the past several years, opening up a new frontier in the school choice movement.
Letter: Legislators need to protect school choice
Jul 28, 5:39 AM: Last month, I graduated from Arizona Virtual Academy, making me the first in my family to graduate from high school. I’m really proud of this. And I know I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for the opportunities I had with >
Specialty charter school seeing surge in enrollment for upcoming school year
Jul 27, 7:18 AM: With so much uncertainty still surrounding how and when school buildings can safely reopen, parents of students with special needs are taking their own actions to make sure their child's needs are met.
'Not ready': Teachers across Arizona stage 'motor marches' to protest school reopenings
Jul 23, 7:46 AM: At a protest at the Capitol on Wednesday night, a handful of parents wearing green showed up to urge the governor to reopen schools. They held signs that said "Facts over fear" and "We want a voice, we want a choice. >



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