A last-minute proposal to overhaul Arizona’s K-12 school funding formula sailed through a House committee vote on Monday morning, even as school leaders were still trying to grasp the full impact of a measure that could reduce funding for dozens of school districts.
A proposal to revamp school funding in the state has been a topic of discussion over the last number of years, both at the state Capitol and at the ballot box. And in a column over the weekend, Bob Robb of the Republic makes the case for a grand bargain of sorts, including both tax cuts and increased funding for schools.
Committee work is almost done for this year in the state Legislature, with only appropriations committees generally still meeting. And those panels will have long agendas, as lawmakers look to try to revive proposals that’ve already failed or bring new ones up for debate.
School choice advocates are advancing a plan to overhaul Arizona’s K-12 school funding formula in a way that benefits all charter schools, but harms dozens of public school districts. → More Arizona education news
The University of Arizona tips off Thursday in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA tournament. Data from a new study shows the Wildcats have the second-worst graduation percentage for male basketball players among the schools still playing in March Madness.
Troubling trends in education, physical health and mental well-being among young people predate COVID-19. But the pandemic’s disruptions of daily routines, emotional support networks and vaccination rates have raised those concerns to crisis levels.
Masks are coming off in America. But some are worrying that it's too late for young children, whose communication skills may have been hindered. The University of Arizona's Megan Figueroa strikes back at those concerns, citing the majority as being fueled by politics and fearmongering.
Kids in America are in a mental health crisis. But this increased need for mental health services comes at a time when there are not enough counselors. And here in Arizona, the current rate of students-to-counselors is 716:1.
Lia Thomas became the first transgender woman to win a Division I national championship when she won the NCAA’s 500-yard freestyle swimming event. But some of her teammates have expressed their frustration in an anonymous letter, saying they felt unable to speak out about their concerns.
The so-called “Great Resignation” could transition to the “Great Retention” if employers address gaps between their perceptions and employee realities, according to the University of Phoenix Career Institute.
State lawmakers are debating a proposal that would eliminate algebra II as a high school graduation requirement and replace it with another math class. ASU math professor Marilyn Carlson point to many reasons why students should still learn algebra II.