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Education Department blunder puts ESA parent names in hands of group that opposes expansion of voucher program
Jan 28, 7:49 AM: The Arizona Department of Education provided a spreadsheet that inadvertently named every parent with an Empowerment Scholarship Account in the state to a group that widely opposes the program, a likely violation of >
New think tank will focus on charter school innovation
Jan 23, 7:22 AM: A new think tank dedicated to further improving student achievement and educational opportunity at charter schools across Arizona recently was launched by the non-profit Arizona Charter Schools Association (ACSA). >
Opinion: Arizona does school choice right
Jan 20, 9:19 AM: In fact, the type of school environment where a child spends more than six hours a day can be life-changing. And, if children benefit from environments that tap into their strengths — while nurturing and invigorating them >
Opinion: Hey, Gov. Ducey, vouchers and charters don't win Arizona education. Teachers do
Jan 20, 8:10 AM: During his State of the State address, Gov. Doug Ducey spoke a lot about school choice, open enrollment, charter schools and vouchers.
Scholarships give more students with autism a chance at Phoenix school
Jan 20, 7:31 AM: The classrooms of Gateway Academy are a safe place where challenges are learning opportunities and students are celebrated for their differences. The private school now will be able to serve more “Twice-Exceptional >
Results-Based Funding: A Tale Of Two Districts And a Charter Chain
Jan 17, 7:52 AM: If the students who walk through a school's doors have high family incomes, it's close to a sure thing the school will get results-based funding. As students' family incomes go down, and, ironically, the need for extra >
Micro schools and more school choice helps tribal children succeed
Jan 15, 6:45 AM: In our San Carlos Apache Tribal community, along with most other Arizona tribal communities, children are among the lowest performing on standardized state tests. Approximately 50% of our teens ultimately drop out of >
Opinion: School choice just fantasy for special needs families
Jan 14, 6:18 AM: The promise of parental choice in education is a profound lie and it is particularly galling to parents of children with special needs who are exhausted from fighting for our kids.
Goldwater Institute sues Arizona Department of Education over vouchers
Jan 8, 7:07 AM: The Goldwater Institute today sued the Arizona Department of Education, alleging it mishandled the state’s school voucher program in a way that breaks state law.
Arizona not on track to meet key education goals
Jan 7, 9:19 AM: The progress meter shows the state is far behind meeting the state’s goal of having 3- and 4-year-olds who are enrolled in quality early learning settings. The state also has a long way to go to improve the high school >
Opinion: Camping for a spot at Sunnyslope High? That's a problem, but not the one you think
Jan 7, 6:27 AM: Arizona parents are under tremendous pressure to send their kids to a 'good' school. But we misunderstand what that means.
Parents camp out 36 hours to register for Glendale's top-ranked Sunnyslope High School
Jan 6, 6:14 AM: Krassner and a team of parents she assembled began camping Saturday night on the school grounds to get their spots for fall registration, which doesn't officially occur until Monday morning. They will have waited more than >
Great Hearts, Great Minds
Dec 23, 8:50 AM: An unusual charter school network, serving middle-class families, promotes a classical curriculum—and gets results.
State voucher program under legal scrutiny
Nov 18, 7:14 AM: The fight over funding to administer the state’s voucher program may be spilling over into court.
Conservative groups plan to sue ADE over voucher funds
Nov 15, 6:46 AM: Two legal organizations intend to sue the Arizona Department of Education over the state’s school voucher program on behalf of a military parent who claims her family isn’t receiving funds in a timely manner. >
Opinion: Private enterprise in education is no bogeyman
Nov 12, 6:36 AM: The vast majority of children in the U.S. attend a government-run school, assigned to them based on their zip code. It is like being told that we must buy our bread from the one assigned market nearby, or our shoes from >
Commentary: "Let Them Eat Choice" And Other Takeaways From the National NAEP Test Results
Nov 6, 7:01 AM: Why are Arizona's scores improving? No one knows. Some people say it shows money in education isn't all that important. Others say it's our dedicated teachers. Still others say our growing charter school sector is upping >
Editorial: Who needs all that book learnin’?
Nov 5, 8:25 AM: These “voucher” programs are touted as a way to help all students in underperforming school districts have an opportunity at a high-quality education; however, the plan doesn’t help families in rural parts of the state or >
Delays remain in state school voucher program
Oct 30, 6:08 AM: Gov. Doug Ducey won’t commit to providing the funds that schools chief Kathy Hoffman says she needs to properly administer the state’s voucher program.
Stakes even higher for rural school districts going into special election
Oct 29, 7:31 AM: After November 5, nearly half the school districts in Maricopa County will start planning their futures based on what voters decide in the special election. Many are relying on bonds or overrides to help fill a growing >



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