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New voucher plan pricier for AZ taxpayers; lawsuit likely in works

New voucher plan pricier for AZ taxpayers; lawsuit likely in works

PHOENIX — Arizona’s schools chief has decided to have state taxpayers pay more to help some children attend private and parochial schools than they would to keep them in public schools.

May 04, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Expanding state aid to private and parochial schools on track

PHOENIX — A House panel agreed Monday to allow hundreds of thousands of children to attend private and parochial schools at public expense — a vote one legislator said is part of a radical agenda to destroy public schools.

February 11, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Area teachers express high level of job dissatisfaction

A newly released survey of Southern Arizona educators shows critical teacher attraction and retention issues, with many reporting low job satisfaction, feeling underappreciated and having to take second jobs.

January 09, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…

Arizona lawmaker seeks expanded vouchers for private and parochial schools

Note: Earlier versions of this news story, including the one published in today's Star, failed to specify that the expansion of Education Savings Accounts would be available only to students who are eligible for free or reduced-price lunches. About 400,000 Arizona children would qualify.

January 07, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Public schools challenge state vouchers for private and parochial schools

PHOENIX — Education groups are making a last-ditch effort to halt what is now a limited school voucher program before it spreads.

October 19, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Brewer has new plan for school aid

PHOENIX - Gov. Jan Brewer is proposing what she said is a first-in-the-nation plan to tie state aid for education to academic performance and improvement.

January 19, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Spending didn't pay off on key Arizona propositions

PHOENIX - The outcome of last month's statewide ballot measures proves that money can't always buy success.

December 10, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Outside cash aims to defeat Antenori in LD10 Senate race

Outside cash aims to defeat Antenori in LD10 Senate race

Outside groups have poured $147,388 into the state Senate race in Tucson's Legislative District 10, trying to oust incumbent Sen. Frank Antenori, a Republican.

October 27, 2012 12:00 am Photos



Judge upholds Arizona school voucher plan

PHOENIX — A judge has upheld a new law giving some parents access to state funds to send their children to private and parochial schools, paving the way to make vouchers available for all of the more than one million children now in public schools.

January 26, 2012 10:42 amLoading…

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