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Parents say they have enough signatures to stall Arizona school-voucher expansion
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Aug 8, 5:15 AM: A huge expansion of Arizona's controversial school-voucher program is expected to be put on hold Tuesday, as a grass-roots group says it will file enough signatures to at least temporarily prevent the law from taking >
Group Seeking School Voucher Bill Repeal to File Petitions
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Aug 7, 6:24 AM: A group opposed to a major private school voucher expansion bill signed by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey plans to file petitions that could block the law.
School voucher foes utilizing paid circulators to spread word
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Jul 19, 6:14 AM: Foes of taxpayer-funded school vouchers are now using paid circulators to boost the chances that voters get the last word on the legislatively approved expansion of the program.
School voucher foes utilizing paid circulators to spread word
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Jul 18, 6:47 AM: Foes of taxpayer-funded school vouchers are now using paid circulators to boost the chances that voters get the last word on the legislatively approved expansion of the program.
Arizona group says school voucher bill repeal is on track
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Jul 12, 5:48 AM: A group that opposes a major private school voucher expansion bill signed by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey this spring says it is on track to collect enough signatures to place the law on hold.
Group Works to Block Arizona School Voucher Expansion
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Jul 11, 6:13 AM: A law that expands Arizona’s school voucher program is set to take effect Aug. 9, and one group is working to block that from happening.
Group hopes to stop school voucher expansion before it takes effect
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Jul 10, 6:16 AM: When Arizona students return to school in August, a new law could make the state’s Empowerment Scholarship Accounts available to all 1.1 million of them. Unless a grassroots group of opponents has its way. >
Group hopes to stop school voucher expansion before it takes effect
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Jul 7, 6:39 AM: When Arizona students return to school in August, a new law could make the state’s Empowerment Scholarship Accounts available to all 1.1 million of them. Unless a grassroots group of opponents has its way. >
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey: Charter schools educating 16 percent of his state's students
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Jun 27, 7:43 AM: Ducey, one of several Republican governors to attend the Koch brothers' donor conference here, said that about 16 percent of his state's students are enrolled in charter schools.
Arizona charter school data show lack of ethnic diversity
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Jun 7, 7:29 AM: Two decades after Arizona helped pioneer the charter school movement, enrollment data show the schools don’t match the school-age demographics of the state and, in many cases, their neighborhoods. White – and especially >
Benning collecting signatures to oppose legislation expanding school vouchers
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Jun 1, 5:42 AM: Robin Benning stood outside the library in triple-digit weather during two shifts — around lunchtime, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and again during early evening, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. He talked to anyone of voting age, asking >
$20M to help fund new Great Hearts charter school
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May 26, 7:06 AM: Great Hearts Academies, a charter-school network with roughly two dozen sites in Arizona and Texas, plans to open a new campus in Maryvale in 2018.
Ducey veto of teacher evaluation bill slammed by union
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May 24, 5:51 AM: The union representing Arizona teachers on Tuesday slammed Gov. Doug Ducey for vetoing what they called a sensible change to the evaluation process for classroom instructors and principals.
State awards loans to two charter schools in controversial program
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May 18, 5:48 AM: The state has awarded the first two loan guarantees to privately owned charter schools in a program that has raised questions about its legality.
Voter referendum efforts afoot to stall voucher, initiatives laws
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May 15, 6:04 AM: Citizens are already organizing efforts to roll back two major products of the 2017 Arizona Legislature session – expanded vouchers and curbs on the voter initiative process.
The charter network behind the best American public high schools shares its secret for success
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May 11, 5:34 AM: Reford says BASIS sets itself apart first by holding teachers in high regard, treating them as white-collar professionals that have autonomy in the classroom. Teachers are encouraged to pursue whatever it takes to get kids >
Parents seeking signatures for voucher petition
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May 10, 6:08 AM: Arizona voters may get the last word on making vouchers available to all students. A group of parents is hoping to gather 75,321 valid signatures on petitions by early August by foes of the legislation approved by >
Parent group will seek to overturn Arizona school-voucher expansion
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May 9, 4:39 AM: Public-education advocates are launching a referendum campaign to halt the controversial expansion of Arizona’s school-voucher-style program.
Students, teachers opting for online schools
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May 5, 6:39 AM: When it comes to K-12 education, Arizona families have some options but one in particular is becoming a fast favorite for students, parents and teachers.
Watchdog charter school group takes aim at best high school ranking list
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May 4, 6:42 AM: The best of the best attend high school at BASIS Scottsdale, according to a new ranking by US News and World Report. However, an Arizona charter school watchdog group doesn't necessarily agree.

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