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PCC gets money to double its aviation tech program

Jun 4, 2019 The Arizona Legislature approved $15 million to expand the program, the first state money since cutting community college funding four years ago.

Supervisor Elías discusses support for preschool scholarship program

May 31, 2019 It remains uncertain if the county will fund the newly-proposed program.

State superintendent of public instruction says state budget gives education short shrift

May 29, 2019 Superintendent Kathy Hoffman says the Legislature missed an opportunity to make a much-needed investment in the state's struggling education system.

Arizona House OKs Navajo school voucher fix, Senate next

May 24, 2019 The bill would the Navajo students to use vouchers for private school tuition in New Mexico for one more year.

#RedForEd advocates say Arizona budget plan ignores schools

May 23, 2019 The teacher-backed organization says a $1 billion surplus should be used to help restore previous education funding levels.

#RedForEd Holds Before-School 'Walk-Ins' in Tucson

May 8, 2019 The protests at 28 schools focused on lack of legislative action.

#RedForEd's Focus One Year After Historic Demonstrations

Apr 26, 2019 A discussion with Tucson Education Association president Jason Freed.

Proposal Pushes for Expanded Access to Preschool in Pima County

Apr 12, 2019 Supporters want the county to fund scholarships for low-income families.

Moving the Needle on Education

Feb 8, 2019 A look at the continuing challenges for public education in Arizona following a year of grassroots efforts like #RedForEd.

Arizona Education Superintendent: Teacher Shortage a 'Crisis'

Feb 5, 2019 Kathy Hoffman in her first State of Education speech said a teacher shortage could get worse.

Senate Committee Votes to Increase Education Sales Tax

Jan 22, 2019 The extra money would fund public education in Arizona.

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.

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