News, Education Funding Stories

TUSD Still Faces Teacher Shortages Despite Pay Raises, Sign-On Bonuses

Jan 16, 2019 The district will hold back-to-back job fairs in an effort to get ahead of hiring challenges.

Pima County, TUSD Sue State Over Desegregation Funds

Dec 26, 2018 The complaint aims to see the state continue to provide aid rather than shift the financial burden to TUSD homeowners.

2018 Year-In-Review: Education Funding

Dec 26, 2018 Arizona 360 looks back at #RedforEd and the Legislature's response.

Minimum Wage Increase, Special Ed Demand Strain Public School Funds

Dec 3, 2018 A discussion with Pima County School Superintendent Dustin Williams.

Lawsuit: Gender Inequality in UA Professor Pay

Nov 30, 2018 The federal suit alleges female professors are paid less in the Department of Chemistry.

Arizona Supreme Court Explains 'Invest in Ed' Decision

Oct 26, 2018 The justices wrote why they kicked the Invest in Education initiative off the ballot

Voters to Decide on Bonds and Overrides to Fund Schools

Oct 16, 2018 Education advocates hope teachers' movement will make a difference.

Proposition 305: Referendum on Arizona Voucher Expansion Law

Oct 5, 2018 Arizona Daily Star education reporter Hank Stephenson explains pushback against the 2017 state law.

UA Noted for Serving Hispanic Students, Now Working to Keep That Designation

Oct 1, 2018 As a Hispanic Serving Institution, the University of Arizona must re-apply for the title each year.

Ducey, Garcia Spar on Education Policy in Tucson Debate

Sep 25, 2018 Candidates for Arizona Governor continue to offer disparate visions on the future of the state, in second debate this week.

In Their Own Words: What Makes Student Loans Worth It

Sep 17, 2018 University of Arizona students share their views on student debt.

Tips for Keeping the Cost of College Down

Sep 17, 2018 A discussion with certified financial planner Mary Ahearn.

Court Bars From Ballot Tax on Wealthy to Fund Education

Aug 30, 2018 A majority of the court found that the measure's description of the change in tax rates creates a danger of confusion or unfairness.

Proposal to Tax the Wealthy for Schools: Proposition 207

Aug 23, 2018 The Invest in Education Act surpassed the required number of signatures to go to voters in November.

Home Sharing Is a Second 'Job' for Many Tucson Teachers

Aug 17, 2018 Airbnb says 12 percent of Tucson "hosts" are educators.

Suit Seeks to Keep Education Tax Proposal Off Ballot

Jul 25, 2018 The lawsuit claims the Invest in Education would effectively raise taxes for all taxpayers; initiative backers call that claim "ridiculous."

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