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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.
Column: A suggested to-do (and not-do) list for Arizona's new school chief, Kathy Hoffman
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Nov 27, 7:46 AM: Hoffman will oversee a system with underfunded, overcrowded classrooms, low test scores, a high dropout rate … And perhaps most daunting of all, a Legislature that long has been more concerned with how to get kids out of >
BASIS educator named 'Charter Teacher of the Year'
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Nov 26, 8:24 AM: Rosinbum teaches AP U.S. history and AP research courses at BASIS. The Charter School Association honored Rosinbum, saying he goes the extra mile to help his students and the BASIS network grow to their full potential — >
Meet Superintendent-elect Kathy Hoffman
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Nov 16, 6:09 AM: And we do want to make sure all of our students have access to a high-quality education and the learning opportunities that they need to be successful, whether that's your regular books and paper and pens to be successful >
Voucher fight got newest LD18 rep interested in running
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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  • Daily News-Sun - Online 83%
  • East Valley Tribune 83%

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