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Arizona charter schools sue to keep $5.8M

PHOENIX - Charter schools in Arizona filed suit Friday to block the state Department of Education from taking $5.8 million from them.

July 27, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Districts increasingly move to convert schools to charters

Districts increasingly move to convert schools to charters

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.

July 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Districts increasingly move to convert schools to charters

Districts increasingly move to convert schools to charters

Stephanie Abeyta works with her seventh-grade language arts students during the first session of the day at Rincon Vista Middle School.

July 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson-area districts increasingly move to convert schools to charters

Tucson-area districts increasingly move to convert schools to charters

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.

July 22, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Tim Steller: To conservatives, Orr is Benedict Ethan

Tim Steller: To conservatives, Orr is Benedict Ethan

T-shirts created by Roger Score show the depth of conservatives' disdain for those who sided with Brewer.

June 26, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Tim Steller: To conservatives, Orr is Benedict Ethan

Tim Steller: To conservatives, Orr is Benedict Ethan

Whatever ups and downs Ethan Orr expected from his first session in the state House of Representatives, they did not include seeing T-shirts declaring him a traitor who stabbed conservatives in the back.

June 26, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Brewer: 1¢ sales-tax surcharge served its purpose, despite gap

PHOENIX - Gov. Jan Brewer said Friday that Arizona no longer needs its 1-cent sales-tax surcharge even though state spending, while below 2009 levels, still exceeds ongoing revenues.

June 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Schools could get $110M infusion

PHOENIX - Gov. Jan Brewer is proposing a $8.9 billion spending plan for next year.

January 19, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Campaign to fight 1-cent tax organized

PHOENIX - Calling it unnecessary and bad policy, state Treasurer Doug Ducey formally launched a campaign Wednesday to defeat making a temporary 1-cent sales tax hike approved by voters two years ago permanent.

August 16, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Arizona's House Appropriations chairman is ready to slash university funding

What would you cut from the university budget to make up millions of dollars?

November 15, 2010 2:30 pmLoading…

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