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Education Funding in Arizona

Stories on the statewide debate over teacher pay and education funding.
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Striking Arizona Teachers End Walkout After Education Bill Signed

Teachers did not get everything they wanted, but they won substantial gains from reluctant lawmakers.

NAEP report shows Arizona schools making slow progress

New funding will be needed for the state to make more significant progress

Grant to help UA prepare interpreters to serve deaf students

The project director says it's rare to get funding to train undergraduates for educational interpreters.

TUSD sees improvement in student retention

Fewer students left the district in 2019 than the previous year.

Gov Ducey urges Congress to pass USMCA

The Arizona governor also discussed border security, Tucson's sanctuary city initiative and education funding.

Regents say funding proposal preps Arizona for tech-driven economy

The budget request would set Arizona up to compete successfully in a changing economic landscape, the board chair says.

Ongoing funding challenges in Pima County schools

A discussion with Superintendent of Schools Dustin Williams.

Arizona universities to continue reduced tuition for some undocumented immigrants

Any student who graduates from an Arizona high school is eligible.

Using basketball to raise the academic game of Pima County's 'forgotten' students

Students in Pima County's juvenile detention system have to earn the right to play through grades and behavior.

Teacher vacancies hit a new low in Tucson Unified School District

The district says vacancies are now down to fewer than one per school.
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