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The state's charter schools are demanding more money from taxpayers, to the tune of $135 million a year.
Gilbert School Board President Stacy Burk recently made a proposal sure to generate discussion. On a Facebook site, “Gilbert Schools Rabid Fringe,” she’s floating the following:
Every year from the end of World War II through the 1990s, the typical American drove more miles each year than the year before. But for the first time in two generations there has been a significant shift in how many miles we are driving each year.
A recent Bloomberg.com report showing college tuition in the U.S. has increased 538 percent since 1985 while medical care rose 286 percent during the same time span may surprise some, but not Chris Ordway. As a college funding adviser for the Phoenix-based non-profit HEFAR Group — an acronym for Higher Education Financial Aid Resources — Ordway works daily with families trying to plan for the high cost of sending their children to college.
Looks like I made a minor error in my recent letter (Tribune, Oct. 9; evtnow.com/5xz). It was Plessy v. Ferguson that declared racial segregation in schools legal, not Brown v. Board of Education. I wish the Tribune would correct those errors when they’re made. I admit it, I goofed.
In an effort to educate the community on the potential health benefits and legality of medical marijuana, Salubrious Wellness Clinic will host an educational fair Saturday in Tempe.
Administrators at local post-secondary colleges say the year-plus debate over increases in student loan rates has created an additional level of precaution in terms of loans and class loads for prospective and current students.
Turf grass is the groundcover of choice for many property owners, mainly for its rich, carpet-like appearance. But grass is thirsty, demands frequent maintenance and provides little wildlife appeal.
Education administrators from the East Valley and the state highlighted their success and the challenges they face in their efforts to improve Arizona’s test scores during an event hosted by the Chandler Chamber of Commerce last week.
No, there won't be any mandatory classes in Arizona this fall to help convert gay students to the straight and narrow life.
After years of promises that test-driven accountability would yield miracles, scandals with school ratings are popping up all over the country.
Parents will find few states that offer families as many schooling options as Arizona. A longtime leader in the national school choice movement, Arizona has an education marketplace with a school for nearly any income, interest or situation.
The federal government wants to target childhood obesity with new limits for calories, sugar, fat and sodium on snacks sold in the nation’s schools.
With the school year approaching, many local school districts are flaunting success with online schooling for today’s busy, on-the-go, technology wielding student.
Have you ever sat in the international terminal at the airport and just listened to the mix of voices around you, all of them speaking in a language you don’t understand?
The cost per Arizona student for the new test to measure progress under Common Core is nearly 50 percent more than the AIMS test.
Bruce Turner accepts what fate handed him, but he ponders not on how life ought to be.
From mid-May to July, kids from the Kyrene School District are participating in a new program where they get to attend field trips during a full-day camp.
Mesa Unified School District, the largest in the state, tops the national average in graduation rates, according to a report issued in early June.
After considering dozens upon dozens of options, the East Valley Partnership announced its new branding effort for the region it calls home — a move that doesn’t stray too far from its roots, but also incorporates a more widely-known entity.
Gilbert’s Higley Unified School District will file papers with the state Department of Education to turn its two under-construction middle schools into charter schools this fall after a 4-1 vote by the governing board Thursday night.
The state's high court is going to give Arizona lawmakers another chance to argue that they don't have to obey a voter mandate to annually increase basic state aid to schools.
The Court of Appeals won't stop the state from continuing to fund a controversial voucher program, at least not now.
Refusing to blink, Gov. Jan Brewer late Thursday vetoed five bills sent to her this week by Senate President Andy Biggs despite her threat she would do just that.