State appeals court denies charter school argument for same funding as public schools.
Says profiteering is also harmful to the state's educational system.
Five of them are in the TUSD and Sunnyside districts.
TUSD knowingly approved creation of a district-run charter school Tuesday despite a new state law denying funding for public-to-charter school conversions.
The Tucson Unified School District may look at reducing the number of magnet schools despite fighting a recommendation by a desegregation expert last year to do exactly that.
More than 25,000 students living in the Tucson Unified School District have opted to go to charter schools or attend classes in surrounding school districts instead.
Basis Schools is expanding its early-elementary school education program to Oro Valley.
For four years, Arizona charter schools have been arguing in court that they get a raw deal from the Legislature.
PHOENIX — The state’s charter schools are demanding more money from taxpayers, to the tune of $135 million a year.
A Tucson charter school will likely close at the end of this year after an administrative law judge determined it should have its charter revoked.
When people walk through the halls of La Paloma Academy’s Lakeside campus, they’ll quickly notice the school’s stance on bullying.
A state lawmaker wants to create a new funding structure that would eliminate school district override and bond elections.
Far too many students are either failing or not thriving in Arizona's public school system.
More than half of Pima County's charter schools received an A or B. But that bit of good news is offset by more than 25 percent of charters receiving Ds.
PHOENIX - Charter schools in Arizona filed suit Friday to block the state Department of Education from taking $5.8 million from them.
A new law will allow charter-school students to attend vocational classes without placing a financial burden on their schools.
Kevin Abbott-Spitzer greets students as they file in for seventh-grade social studies at Rincon Vista Middle School in the Vail School District, which wants to convert Rincon Vista and two other schools into charters. Vail converted two schools earlier.
Stephanie Abeyta works with her seventh-grade language arts students during the first session of the day at Rincon Vista Middle School.
Arizona has seen an unprecedented surge in school districts wanting to convert some of their schools to charters, raising concerns over whether districts are unfairly using the law just to generate more money.
Rural Marana's first charter school, Open Doors Community School, opens on Aug. 5, and Principal Douglas Roe said he's most excited about the chance to dispense with bureaucracy and connect directly with students and parents.