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Why do public schools have the option of asking its local community for additional dollars through overrides when charter schools don’t. The Arizona Legislature has not updated its funding formula for over 30 years. Whereas the Legislature legalized the option for charter schools and funded charters at a higher rate, which equates to roughly $1,000 more per student.
Two Tempe City Council incumbents have been thrust into a runoff scenario against each other by a former state legislator and a first-time politician.
A lingering cliché tied to education is the description of subjects like math as boring, a topic of study done to complete graduation requirements than for any enjoyable purpose. It’s untrue because math, like any subject, has ardent fans and because it’s not necessarily the subject matter that’s the issue; rather, it’s how the material is presented that’s important.
Tucson and the state's 18 other charter cities can have their local elections pretty much when they want, no matter what state legislators say, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled.
A whole new community is springing up in the southeastern part of Mesa and drawing a lot of attention. The Eastmark development, managed by DMB Associates Inc., is increasingly active and a lot more is going on there than Valley residents may realize.
A Chandler charter school has been recognized as being among the best in the world.
The Chandler Center for the Arts is accepting applications for its Youth Advisory Council.
Saying schools have proven they can do better, the state's top education official said Monday it's time for lawmakers to provide more cash — or at least settle the lawsuit over withheld inflation funding.
School districts across the East Valley educated their students at a rate above the state standards according to information released by the Arizona Department of Education on Monday afternoon.
Aug. 4, 2014
The Arizona State Board for Charter Schools said it will not revoke the charter of a Mesa school based on the evidence received thus far.
July 30, 2014
The two Republican candidates facing off in the state Senate District 16 primary discussed topics ranging from job growth to education funding during a forum hosted by the East Valley Tribune on July 9.
Republican candidates for Legislative District 18 come from varied backgrounds and experiences but have similar views on Common Core, Medicaid and the economy.
Friday marks the deadline that an activist group has asked the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools to revoke the charter of a local charter school if it does not agree to stop its usage of two controversial textbooks.
As the 2014-15 school year is about to start, we are excited about a number of new programs and projects we are offering at the East Valley Institute of Technology.
The East Valley Institute of Technology is still accepting enrollment for the 2014-15 school year in most classes, including the new Future Engineers program at the East Campus.
A local charter school is moving into its new location just in time for the beginning of the school year. Pathfinder Academy will open the doors of its Monticello-inspired campus on Aug. 5, and will serve kindergarten through eighth grade with a classical-focused curriculum that teaches students in a style more akin to home schooling than the classroom style of public schools.
For those of us who work in education, “back to school” is certainly the best time of the year.
In its 16th year of operation, East Valley Academy, a K-6 charter school in Mesa, continues to make big strides in redefining quality education.
FINDING YOUR PLACE
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.
People speak about autism as if it were the embodiment of hopelessness. It’s a disorder marked by lacking — a lack of social awareness, a lack of communication skills from an early age, a lack of understanding of emotions — and one that doesn’t have a cure. It’s treated and discussed as if it were a death sentence for life.
This week, a little-noticed “crack” (teacher union members) in the Democratic voter base suddenly surfaced. The huge, ultra-liberal National Education Association (NEA) voted on July 4 (ironically) to dump some “tea” in Obama’s harbor. This teachers union membership voted to demand the resignation of President Obama’s education “guru”, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. He supported the California judge’s ruling that the state’s teacher tenure law were fostering the abysmal education of low-income, black and Hispanic students because bad “tenured” teachers in California were impossible to fire.
To play in the All-Star Futures Game is an honor for everyone involved, whether you’re playing for America or the Americas. For many, like Seattle Mariners prospect and Gilbert’s own D.J. Peterson, it’s a glimpse of the big league dream.