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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.

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.

Arizona Teachers Academy gets $15 million boost from state

Arizona Board of Regents chair Ron Shoopman on the program's impact.

Students share how the Arizona Teachers Academy has impacted their lives

A discussion with a recent graduate of the program and a current student.

Pima County looks local to fund high-quality universal preschool

Success will take time, education officials say, likely beginning with a pilot program.

National report says Arizona has made steady progress in education

More needs to be done, and the pace of improvement is too slow, education advocates say.
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