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Bringing Down the Barriers for a Better Education in Arizona

David Garcia | Posted 10.01.2014 | Latino Voices
David Garcia

If we want to deconstruct the walls and instead build opportunities, then we must elect a state superintendent with the ability to recognize and address the specific needs of all students, including our minority and first-generation college students.

Arizona Study Highlights Importance Of Investing In Latino Students

Arizona Daily Star | Ernesto Portillo Jr. | Posted 11.22.2013 | Latino Voices

As the Latino population continues to increase in Pima County and in the state, it portends positive dividends for businesses seeking to grow. But at ...

Why This Student Showed Up To School Wearing A Confederate Flag

Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.03.2013 | Black Voices

We’ve heard of school spirit day and college day, but school redneck day? That’s a new one. An Arizona high school came under fire after memb...

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...

Ethnic Studies: Tell the Truth or Promote Ignorance

Larry Strauss | Posted 05.16.2012 | Education
Larry Strauss

If the truth about who we are and what we've done makes people angry, do we really soothe that anger by covering up the truth?

John Celock

Arizona House Approves Loaded Guns In School Zones

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Arizona House of Representatives has voted to repeal the state's gun-free school zone laws, setting up a potential battle th...

Arizona GOP Legislator Meets Student Opposition With 'Open Hostility'

The Huffington Post | Leigh Owens | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

An Arizona House committee passed a bill last week that would require every student at a public college in the state, regardless of economic status, t...

FCC Rules On Dirty Words Could Become School Law

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 02.14.2012 | Education

Legislation proposed this month in the Arizona state Senate could cause teachers at public schools and universities to face suspension or termination ...

Arizona and the Tyrannical Melting Pot

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 03.26.2012 | Education
Warren J. Blumenfeld

House Bill 2281, signed into law by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, targets public school districts' ethnic studies programs. We need to look at the Arizona law in historical perspective.

Arizona Lawmaker Proposes Bill To Teach Bible In Public Schools

Posted 03.25.2012 | Education

An Arizona lawmaker wants to create a high school course for public and charter school students that would teach the Bible and its role in Western cul...

Arizonafication of Teacher Education

Alan Singer | Posted 09.11.2011 | Education
Alan Singer

Dana Saar, who commented on my previous Huffington Post blog criticizing the New York Times for establishing an alternative online teacher certificati...

Supreme Court Wrestles Over Religious Scholarship Program

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Is a state law that allows tax credits for donations to scholarship programs unconstitution...

Feds Find Arizona Violates Civil Rights Of English Learners

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX -- Federal officials have concluded that Arizona is violating the 1964 Civil Rights Act by shortchanging thousands of students whose first lan...

This Is America, Speak English (Unless You're FOX News)

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Disgrasian

For a nation of immigrants, America's fast becoming a country of self-haters. You see this in the "This is America, speak English" movement that's been rearing its ugly head all over the country.

Arizona Ethnic Studies Classes Banned, Teachers With Accents Can No Longer Teach English

Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Arizona's new immigration law is just about crime, its supporters say, but given that the state's new education policy equates ethnic studies programs...