Attorneys for the state Legislature want to void a court order to restore funds illegally withheld from schools.
PHOENIX — Attorneys for state lawmakers are urging a judge to reject a request by Arizona schools for more than $1 billion in inflation funding they were not given, saying it’s impossible and would wreck the budget.
State appeals court denies charter school argument for same funding as public schools.
Democratic DuVal wants to restore inflation funding for schools. Republican Ducey disagrees.
PHOENIX — The attorney for state lawmakers told a judge Friday there’s no basis for her to order his clients to give as much as $2.9 billion in withheld state aid to public schools.
PHOENIX — Arizona public schools have offered to give up their claim to more than $1.2 billion in lost aid if the state will simply agree to adjust the current formula to recognize the fact that lawmakers broke state law.
PHOENIX — Attorneys for the state schools chief are defending the decision by lawmakers to provide more per-pupil aid to traditional public schools than to charter schools.
PHOENIX — The state’s charter schools are demanding more money from taxpayers, to the tune of $135 million a year.
PHOENIX - An attorney for the state told the Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday legislators are free to ignore a voter mandate to increase education funding each year to account for inflation.
PHOENIX - The state high court is going to give Arizona lawmakers another chance to argue they don't have to obey a voter mandate to annually increase basic state aid to schools.
PHOENIX - State senators approved their version of a new $8.8 billion budget Thursday - but not before adding millions of dollars in spending to the original Republican plan.
WASHINGTON - State funding for pre-kindergarten programs had its largest drop ever last year, and states now spend less per child than they did a decade ago, according to a report released today.
PHOENIX - Thousands of students in poorly performing public schools could soon get what amounts to a voucher from the state to go elsewhere - or even get educated at home - in a move that could take hundreds of millions of dollars a year out of the public school system.
PHOENIX - Attorneys for the state are making a last-ditch effort to deny public schools about $82 million a year in funding.
PHOENIX - Saying the state has done all that is legally required, a federal judge on Friday threw out a 21-year-old lawsuit claiming Arizona does not do enough to ensure all students have an opportunity to learn English.
A proposed change in state school funding that would give extra money to high-achieving and improving school districts has caused a rift between school officials in poor and middle-class districts.
Changes in teaching of English are rejected
PHOENIX - State lawmakers voted Tuesday to give more money to the most underperforming schools, if they are willing to stay in session longer.
PHOENIX - A House panel voted Monday to dangle more money in front of Arizona schools to persuade them to add an extra 20 days of instruction.
Summer could be getting shorter for Arizona school kids.