A collection of political news from across the state making headlines today.
Five Republicans also discuss Common Core standards.
PHOENIX — Arizona is pulling out of a controversial multistate consortium that is crafting tests for students.
PHOENIX — The House gave final approval Monday for an external review of how Arizona has handled Child Protective Services.
PHOENIX — Senate Republican leaders have agreed to give Gov. Jan Brewer much of what she wants in a spending plan to avoid a gridlock on the new budget.
PHOENIX — Unable to kill outright the Common Core program, state senators now are moving to let schools opt out of the national education standards.
The Senate voted 18-12 Wednesday to kill Tucson Republican Sen. Al Melvin’s legislation forbidding Arizona from implementing the Common Core standards adopted by the National Governors Association.
PHOENIX - The Arizona Senate today voted to kill a bill that would have scrapped the Common Core education standards.
PHOENIX — Calling them a federal “dictate,” Sen. Al Melvin persuaded Republican colleagues in the Senate to vote Tuesday to scrap the Common Core education standards the state and schools adopted just four years ago.
Calling them a federal "dictate," Sen. Al Melvin convinced Republican colleagues in the Senate to vote today to scrap the Common Core standards that the state and schools adopted just four years earlier.
PHOENIX — Ignoring pleas from business leaders, the Senate Education Committee voted 6-3 along party lines Thursday to bar Arizona from implementing the Common Core standards the state adopted four years ago.
A parents’ group has formed to protest Amphitheater Unified School District’s new textbooks and curriculum.
The Sahuarita Unified School District is creating new report cards that are expected to align with Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards, formerly known as the Common Core.
It is an alarming reality that barely half of Arizona Hispanics have obtained a high school education. Latinos still continue to lag behind their white peers in high school graduation rates and overall academic performance.
The Tucson Unified School District affirmed Monday its curriculum is aligned with state and Common Core standards.
The Arizona Department of Education will allow extra time for school districts and charter schools to assess a new online assessment that might replace the AIMS test, after receiving complaints about the timing of the assessment.
As the state’s public schools move toward the Common Core, many private schools are also integrating the standards into school curricula, although they aren’t legally required to.
The Tucson Unified School District is looking to spend more than $2.2 million to prepare for a new online assessment being piloted by the state that may never be used.
PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer ordered her agencies to stop using the term “Common Core’’ when referring to new education standards, in response to hostility from critics over what they see as a federal intrusion.
Even if you believe that the Common Core standards are high-quality, internationally benchmarked and would provide a solid foundation for the American education system, you should be worried about how they are being implemented.