For the first time in 14 years, Democrats — led by Gov. Katie Hobbs — have the opportunity to pass a budget that delivers on their promises to 1.1 million Arizona public school students by pumping the brakes on the off-the-rails universal voucher program.
Competing bills to allow the Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind to remain open were both heard in the state Senate on Wednesday as parents, teachers and former students pushed for lawmakers to keep the school open.
Gov. Katie Hobbs has issued her 16th veto, nixing a bill that would have banned the teaching of critical race theory in Arizona schools.
Nationwide testing results released in the fall of 2022 revealed that the reading and math performance on standardized tests of students who were in fourth and eighth grades in the U.S. in the 2021-2022 school year declined by historic amounts.
School dress codes can be harmful to LGBTQ students and students of color, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office, the investigative arm of Congress. These codes can lead school officials to punish these two groups for simply who they are or for expressing themselves.
Arizona schools have received their letter grades from The Arizona State Board of Education. This is the first time since 2019 that these grades are sent.
Diminishing enrollment can mean schools in more affordable areas closing their doors.