- More than 100 Arizona charter schools could close because of financial issues, report says
- > Jan 10, 6:15 AM: Following the abrupt closure of at least three Arizona charter schools over the past year, a new report concludes more than 100 of the state's charters are in danger of closing because of excessive debt and other financial
- Ariz. schools chief Kathy Hoffman vows to fight for educator pay, school funding
- Jan 8, 7:52 AM: New Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman vowed to fight for "competitive" educator pay Monday during a public inauguration ceremony at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix.
- Proposal would require charter schools to follow open meetings laws
- Jan 4, 6:25 AM: Rep. Kelly Townsend is taking a first stab at charter school reform with a bill to make charter schools comply with state open meetings law.
- Townsend introduces Red for Ed retaliation bill
- > Dec 28, 8:01 AM: The Red for Ed movement that brought thousands of striking teachers to the Capitol this year could leave an unintended mark on state statute. Rep. Kelly Townsend, R-Mesa, wants to prevent public schools from closing on
- Douglas: Legislature shortchanges school voucher program
- > Dec 21, 8:37 AM: Outgoing Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas accused Arizona lawmakers of routinely underfunding the Department of Education’s effort to oversee the state’s voucher program, leaving millions of dollars
- Charter Board finds rejecting new school applications difficult, even when it has doubts
- Dec 21, 8:30 AM: Michelle Edwards tried and failed five times to open her charter school. And last Monday, as she stood before the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools, her sixth attempt seemed doomed, too.
- Charter school reform: Will big profits, private deals spur changes to Arizona law?
- > 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
- Part 4, did the charter gamble pay off? > 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,
- What does it take to open a charter school in Arizona?
- > 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
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 >
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- History of Arizona charter schools: 'I don’t think we realized what we’d done'
- > 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
- 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
- > 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
- > 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
- 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
- > 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'
- > 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
- > 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
- > 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
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