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Study: Tax dollars being used to enrich Arizona charter-school operators
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Sep 19, 5:02 AM: Arizona’s charter-school system is being widely abused to enrich charter-school operators and their families with public dollars, often at the expense of students, according to a detailed report from the centrist think >
Voucher expansion ballot measure prompts questions on voter protection
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Sep 18, 5:31 AM: What is now Proposition 305 will not only put the fate of school voucher expansion into the hands of Arizonans, but is also likely to set precedent on how the Voter Protection Act applies to referenda.
Citizens will be voting on school vouchers
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Sep 15, 5:33 AM: Arizona’s school voucher program, which would allow all 1.1 million students eligible to apply for tax dollars for private school tuition, submitted enough valid signatures to force the issue to be placed on the ballot in >
Gov. Ducey gets word of his opponents' school-voucher referendum win
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Sep 12, 5:27 AM: Gov. Doug Ducey was notified Friday evening that foes of his school-voucher expansion law had qualified their referendum for the November 2018 ballot, where they will seek to undo the expansion.
Flagstaff AzMERIT scores vary widely
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Sep 11, 6:07 AM: AzMERIT English and math test pass rates for area charter schools and schools in the Flagstaff Unified School district varied widely by school and grade this year.
'Special sauce' or self-selection? What's the secret behind Arizona charter schools' success?
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Sep 11, 5:54 AM: When the new AzMERIT scores were released last week, Eileen Sigmund, president of the Arizona Charter Schools Association, couldn’t help but brag.
Here to stay: 47,000 Arizona students attend schools that offer online instruction
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Sep 8, 5:58 AM: Arizona Online Instruction has existed in this state since 1998, and it appears it is here to stay. In 2015, Arizona had 38 schools offering online instruction totaling 43,994 students, and the next year there were 40 >
Voters will have a say in school-voucher expansion, but court fight looms
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Sep 6, 5:02 AM: A coalition of parents and public-education advocates gathered enough signatures to let voters decide whether Arizona moves forward with or rejects a massive expansion of the state's school-voucher program. >
Arizona voucher battle spurs legislative ethics complaint, robocalls
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Sep 5, 5:01 AM: Supporters of Arizona's school-voucher program are attacking some of its most prominent opponents.
2nd lawsuit filed in bid to block referendum on school vouchers
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Aug 25, 5:44 AM: Supporters of universal vouchers of tax dollars for private and parochial education have opened a second legal front in their attempt to keep voters from getting the last word on the issue.
Lawsuit Filed Over Delay of Arizona's School Choice Program
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Aug 25, 4:48 AM: A lawsuit has been filed over an attempt to delay the expansion of Arizona's school choice program.
Lawsuit Filed Over Delay of Arizona's School Choice Program
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Aug 24, 6:35 AM: The Goldwater Institute conservative think tank was part of a coalition that filed the lawsuit Wednesday, saying the attempted delay has put many families' educational futures in limbo.
Political payback for Republican lawmakers who voted against school vouchers?
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Aug 21, 5:54 AM: Republican lawmakers who opposed the controversial expansion of the state's school-voucher program could draw primary challengers in their 2018 elections.
School-voucher opponents clear key signature hurdle. But will they make the ballot?
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Aug 21, 5:51 AM: County election officials will review signatures against voter registration rolls to ensure they are from qualified voters; those that are not will be discarded. Spencer said not enough signatures were collected in La Paz >
Amphi celebrates new school year with launch of Innovation Academy
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Aug 16, 5:11 AM: As the name suggests, the education model at Innovation Academy is a new step for the district. The school was developed to incorporate the theories and stratagems of science, technology, engineering and math—also known as >
Supporters of universal vouchers file suit to try to stop referendum drive
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Aug 14, 6:24 AM: The lawsuit filed in Maricopa County Superior Court contends some of the people who circulated petitions to force a public vote did not comply with state elections law, which requires that they register as paid circulators >
Save Our Schools Arizona slams vetting process for school-voucher referendum
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Aug 14, 6:06 AM: The Arizona Secretary of State’s Office is under fire for its sudden decision to allow dozens of observers into the room as officials began verifying signatures supporting the school-voucher referendum. >
School options for children with autism are becoming more diverse
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Aug 14, 5:12 AM: Southern Arizona parents looking for programs that work best for their child have more options than ever — public, private, online and home school.
Delivery of 111K signatures puts Arizona school-voucher expansion on hold
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Aug 9, 5:53 AM: A law expanding Arizona's school-voucher program was put on hold Tuesday after foes delivered 111,540 signatures to the secretary of state in hopes of giving voters the final say on whether the controversial measure should >
Critics say charter schools overburden state budget
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Aug 8, 7:30 AM: Arizona has a higher percentage of students in charter schools than any other state. Critics say the growing enrollment is having a negative impact on public school students.

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