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Arizona Education Officials Say It's Illegal To Recite This Poem In School

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 01.14.2015 | Latino Voices

The outgoing head of Arizona’s education department caught national attention earlier this month when, on his last day in office, he issued a letter...

Joy Resmovits

Sequestration Leaves Schools On 'Edge Of Bankruptcy'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics

Every time the sky opens up and rain pours onto the strawberry fields of rural Stilwell, Okla., Rocky Mountain Public School can count on getting soak...

On School Choice

Paul Schwennesen | Posted 05.04.2013 | Parents
Paul Schwennesen

The winds of competition can be uncomfortably brisk, but they do a marvelous job of clearing the cobwebs...

Ed Today: Scott Walker Wants Merit Pay, Arizona School Funding Screwup

Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.31.2013 | Education
Joy Resmovits

Scott Walker-Style Merit Pay? Speaking at a Friday convention, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said he wants the state to begin a program that would pay partially teachers in accordance with their ratings, reports the Badger Herald. "One of the things we're looking to do going forward is to put additional resources into public education over the next two years in this budget in a variety of different ways is in part ... put money behind performance," Walker said. "How can we provide an incentive bonus?" 

Ariz. Bill Requires Students To Swear Oath To Constitution Under God To Graduate

Posted 01.28.2013 | Education

Two Arizona lawmakers are stirring Constitutional debate and threats of legal action after introducing bills that would require the state's students t...

Boys Made To Publicly Hold Hands As Punishment For Fighting

Posted 11.30.2012 | Education

A first-year principal in Mesa, Ariz., has been thrown into the spotlight for employing a controversial -- yet apparently effective -- method of stude...

Teacher To Return To Classroom After Locking Students In Closet

Posted 11.19.2012 | Education

Arizona teacher Sheldon White has been suspended without pay for the remainder of the fall semester after locking three students in a closet as discip...

Student Advising Plays Key Role In College Success -- Just As It's Being Cut

| Jon Marcus | Posted 01.14.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. TEMPE, Ariz. -- Devon Mills pulls out his smartphone at a Starbucks on the Arizona State U...

How Americans Voted On Key State Funding Measures For Schools

Posted 01.07.2013 | Education

Tuesday was a big day for voters, and not just in the general election. With one eye on the country's next president, voters in several states wer...

Arizona Parent Up In Arms Over No-Halloween Policy

Posted 10.31.2012 | Education

While Halloween festivities at many schools provide students with an opportunity to dress up in costume and indulge in candy, such is not the case at ...

Ex-Intel CEO Praises Arizona's 'Massive' Educational Transformation

The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson | Jamar Younger | Posted 12.31.2012 | Education

Craig Barrett has expressed strong opinions on Arizona's education system. In 2011, Barrett, former chief executive of Intel, told lawmakers and busi...

More Campuses Freeze Or Cut Tuition As Backlash Continues

| Jon Marcus | Posted 12.05.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. As public anger over college costs continue, and legislators in some st...

In Arizona Desert, A Charter School Competes

| Nick Pandolfo | Posted 09.24.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. YUMA, Ariz. — Carpe Diem Collegiate High School and Middle School looks more like an off...

Chicago Teachers and Writers Join Nationwide Librotraficante Celebration

Jeff Biggers | Posted 11.21.2012 | Chicago
Jeff Biggers

Hailed as the largest Hispanic Heritage Month event in the nation, the Librotraficantes 50 for Freedom celebration on September 21 will include readings from Tucson's banished books in venues across the nation.

Andrea Stone

Terrible Time Out: Arizona School Sued For Giving Boy Sugar, Putting In Padded Box

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 09.19.2012 | Education

An Arizona couple is suing their son's former school district for allegedly throwing him in a tiny, windowless room for bad behavior they say was caus...

Districts Stand To Lose Millions Under Ryan Budget Proposal

Posted 09.13.2012 | Education

A New America Foundation analysis has calculated that under Paul Ryan’s budget proposal to cut federal spending by 20 percent, 77 percent of the 1,5...

Education Funding Drops In More Than Half Of States

Posted 09.05.2012 | Education

The recession's impact on American education has not yet dissipated, as more than half of states are slashing their education budgets this year. Ac...

15 Schools Awarding The Most Online Education Degrees

Posted 08.08.2012 | Education

Four of the country’s largest education schools operate mostly online, according to a USA Today analysis of newly released Department of Education d...

Colleges Freeze, Reduce Tuition As Public Balks At Further Price Hikes

| Jon Marcus | Posted 08.02.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. As an undergraduate at the University of California–Irvine, Christopher Campbell was alm...

Is Education on the Cusp of a Turnaround?

Richard Whitmire | Posted 09.21.2012 | Education
Richard Whitmire

Americans continue to lose faith in their public schools, a Gallup poll reported recently. Less than a third of Americans said they had a "great deal" or "quite a lot" of confidence in schools. Why the drop?

To the Presidential Contenders: Why Not Agree on Education?

Richard Whitmire | Posted 09.04.2012 | Education
Richard Whitmire

The startling array was courtesy of the College Board, which wants President Obama and Mitt Romney to start debating fixes to the nation's beleaguered public school system. Yes, education needs discussing. But guess what? These two candidates are already on the same page.

Arizona School Districts Required To Monitor Online Activity In Schools

Posted 07.02.2012 | Education

Beginning this week, school districts in Arizona are required to teach cyberbullying awareness and monitor online chats and social media in schools, i...

Supreme Court Decision on Arizona Immigration Law Could Still Lead to Racial Profiling

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics
Judith Browne Dianis

In permitting Arizona to keep its "show me your papers" directive, the justices have opened the door to enshrining racial profiling as the law of the land.

Arizona Proposal To Teach 'Bible' In Public Schools Becomes Law

Posted 04.19.2012 | Education

An Arizona bill that creates a high school course for public and charter school students that teaches the Bible and its role in Western culture is now...

Arizona Proposal To Teach Bible In Public Schools Charges Ahead

Posted 06.12.2012 | Education

An Arizona bill that creates a high school course for public and charter school students that teaches the Bible and its role in Western culture is hea...