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Parochial Schools

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…

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…

Schools chief urges court to uphold school voucherlike program

PHOENIX — Saying it’s really a legal contract between the state and parents, state schools superintendent John Huppenthal is urging the Arizona Supreme Court to uphold the legality of what amounts to a voucher program for students.

December 08, 2013 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…

Appeals court upholds school voucher program

PHOENIX — State lawmakers are free to give parents what amounts to a voucher of public funds to educate their children at any private or parochial school they want, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.

October 02, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

New law increases tax credits for private, parochial schools

PHOENIX - Gov. Jan Brewer signed legislation Wednesday to allow individuals to divert more money they would otherwise owe the state to help children attend private and parochial schools.

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