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Scholarships given to low-income families, students living with disabilities
Oct 19, 8:10 AM: Academic Opportunity of Arizona, a non-profit group, awarded hundreds of full-tuition scholarships to lift the financial burden of private school, providing more opportunities for children from low-income families or those >
Traditional public or charter schools? Tucson area parents discuss their experiences
Oct 19, 5:33 AM: It’s one of the biggest decisions that parents can make: where to send their children to school? In Arizona, parents often choose between traditional public schools and charter schools. Both are public schools, funded by >
Feds tell Ducey he can't use COVID money for anti-mask grants
Oct 6, 9:24 AM: COVID grant dollars cannot be used to penalize schools that impose mask mandates, a key federal official is telling Gov. Doug Ducey.
Micro-schools are being established in Arizona: What you should know about the new learning format
Oct 5, 9:48 AM: As classes take place at a public school in Mesa, learning was also taking place inside the walls of a home right across the street. Inside the home, kindergartners were busy working on their daily tasks with their teacher >
Critics Blast Arizona's School Voucher Offer As A Way To Avoid Mask Mandates
Sep 28, 9:06 AM: Arizona's governor is promising families who want to opt out of school mask or vaccine mandates vouchers to cover private school tuition. That money is coming from federal COVID-19 relief funds.
Interest in Arizona voucher system surges among parents against mask mandates
Sep 27, 9:24 AM: Arizona Gov. Greg Ducey (R) is offering $7,000 in federal COVID-19 relief funds to parents whose children's school requires them to wear masks, KJZZ reports.
Some families enjoy flexibility of remote learning
Sep 22, 8:57 AM: For 13-year-old Olivia Lupeika, her bedroom doubles as her classroom. Since January, the eighth-grader has been a student at Arizona Connections Academy, an all-virtual school. Olivia's parents decided to pull her out of >
Opinion: Public schools now costlier than college
Sep 14, 10:25 AM: Arizona public schools just hit a major milestone — they’re officially more expensive than the full freight tuition cost of sending a child to college at a four-year university here in the Grand Canyon State. >
School board limits extracurricular activities to district students
Sep 10, 11:21 AM: If you want to home-school your kids –Enroll them in a private school;Or stick them in one of those full-time online programs;Don’t expect to play football for Payson High School. Or march in the band. Or act in the plays. >
Supt. Hoffman ‘extremely frustrated’ over Gov. Ducey’s school vouchers program
Sep 9, 2:04 PM: Arizona’s top public schools official is concerned over a new private school vouchers program the governor created for parents who oppose school COVID-19 restrictions.
‘Money talks’: Voucher applications for Arizona families against COVID-19 protocols outpace current
Sep 8, 3:16 PM: A school voucher program announced by Gov. Doug Ducey last month is seeing more applications coming in than money currently earmarked for the program can fund.
What COVID-19 safety policies look like at some of Arizona’s largest charter schools
Sep 7, 3:46 PM: As many Arizona students have returned to in-person learning this fall, schools have developed a range of COVID-19 safety policies, from mask mandates to small-group recess.
School Mask Debate Tests Arizona’s Governor, a Pandemic Pincushion
Sep 1, 12:07 PM: Gov. Doug Ducey, a Republican who is not allowing schools to impose mask mandates but is a vocal supporter of Covid vaccinations, has been battered from all political sides.
Arizona schools awash in federal virus cash, some flooded
Aug 30, 2:17 PM: Arizona K-12 schools have been sent nearly $4.3 billion through several federal coronavirus relief packages, with virtually every public charter school or traditional district receiving extra cash to help them endure >
Despite court ruling, education advocates say Prop. 208 can have a ‘long life’
Aug 27, 5:56 AM: Backers of the Invest in Education Act say the voter-approved tax hike on the rich to increase teacher pay and boost school funding has a future, despite last week’s Arizona Supreme Court ruling that the spending plan is >
Mesa company behind microschool boom in Arizona
Aug 26, 4:37 PM: The pandemic has disrupted traditional education all over the country, leading to an increase in microschools. A Mesa company is the reason behind the boom in Arizona.
Arizona Vouchers Bypass School Mask Mandates
Aug 25, 9:26 AM: Families in Arizona whose children are enrolled in school districts defying state law by requiring masks or temporarily closing due to COVID-19 outbreaks can tap into a new $10 million school voucher program – one funded >
Charter schools thrive in pandemic
Aug 20, 3:22 PM: Charter schools are thriving in the pandemic world of COVID. KGUN9 On Your Side asked the head of the Arizona Charter School Association to explain their appeal.
Arizona Supreme Court to decide new education tax legality
Aug 19, 4:07 PM: The Arizona Supreme Court is set to release its decision Thursday in a constitutional challenge to a new tax on high earners that was designed to increase school funding and approved by the state’s voters in November. >
From vouchers to federal funding, Ducey offers incentives to Arizona schools, parents to reject mask
Aug 18, 12:45 PM: In the latest political volley in Arizona over COVID-19 mask mandates, Gov. Doug Ducey is creating two grant programs that would provide funds to families and school districts that reject mask mandates.



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