News, Education Funding Stories

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.

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.

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