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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.
“So the proposed Keystone pipe line may leak a little, may get shot at by local Bubbas of the well-regulated militia and may be the target of Al Qaeda, but who cares — it only goes through ‘Red’ states.”
Incoming Gilbert Public Schools Superintendent Christina Kishimoto officially signed a contract that will pay her at least $200,000 per year on the same night the district’s governing board hired its second interim superintendent since July.
Tempe Union High School District (TUHSD) will be recommending Christine Barela to replace Dr. Anna Battle as principal of Desert Vista High School.
Former Kyrene Centennial Middle School sixth-grade teacher James Giannopoulos was arrested Thursday night on suspicion of luring a minor for sexual exploitation, according to Kyrene School District officials.
The share of education tax dollars that actually wind up in Arizona classrooms slid again last year to the lowest level in the 13 years the state has monitored it.
Dear Gilbert School Board Members,
Three seventh- and eighth-grade students from Payne Junior High School in the Chandler Unified School District were honored for their creative writing talents by the Arizona Education Foundation in the 2014 Polly Rosenbaum Writing Contest.
“If dozens of skilled teachers and administrators are suddenly bolting from the Gilbert Public Schools, parents are loudly protesting, the interim superintendent throws up his hands to quit early because these people can’t be helped, and if a forceful demand for your resignation is met with standing ovations and cheers from an overflowing board room, then it is time to take the high road. Step away from the dais, and don’t let the door hit you on the way out.”
It was with great interest that we read the coalition of Gilbert leaders’ open letter to Town residents and businesses last week. We were encouraged that our community leaders had finally spoken out on the raging storm that threatens our Gilbert Public Schools.
Payne Junior High School students Kaylee Ivie, Jin Ni and Maya Mortensen pose with Secretary of State Ken Bennett and Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal. The three students who attend the Queen Creek school each won an award for their creative writing talents. [Submitted photo]
State lawmakers are moving to force school districts to sell off unused campuses.
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 just four years earlier.
“I am for the Keystone pipeline if it truly does create thousands of permanent jobs like politicians claim, but there has to be something in it for all Americans, like minimum wage increase, infrastructure repair and all corporations who profit from it will pay U.S. taxes.”
An Arizona congressman wants a federal investigation into whether the state's top school official violated student privacy laws.
Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal made 150,000 robocalls to Arizona families encouraging them to send their children to private schools. What part of the word “public” in Public Instruction does he not understand?
The Maricopa Community Colleges have announced that Dr. Donald D. Covey, Maricopa County Superintendent of Schools, has chosen Alfredo Gutierrez to fill a vacancy on the governing board. Gutierrez, a former state legislator, will serve until Dec. 31. He was sworn in on Feb. 4.
The Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board voted to hire Christina Kishimoto to serve as the district's next superintendent. [Courtesy Hartford Public Schools]
The state public schools' chief is defending his effort to convince parents to use tax dollars to send their children to private and parochial schools.
State Superintendent John Huppenthal [Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services]
Attorney General Tom Horne goes before an administrative law judge Monday to defend himself against charges he violated state campaign finance laws in his 2010 election.
Beat the Odds Institute Mentor Team Leader Terry Eisenberg presents Kyrene Superintendent Dr. David Schauer and Lomas Principal Brian Gibson a gold award and Kyrene de las Lomas Elementary School is named a "Beat the Odds Schools" by Beat the Odds Institute on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014.
(L-R) Kyrene Superintendent Dr. David Schauer, Lomas Principal Brian Gibson, Beat the Odds Director Dr. Marjorie Kaplan and Kyrene Assistnt Superintendent Gina Tylor applaud as Kyrene de las Lomas Elementary School is named a "Beat the Odds Schools" by Beat the Odds Institute and given a gold award on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014.
Attorney General Tom Horne rejected what amounts to a plea deal in his campaign finance case, setting the stage for hearings later this month on whether he actually broke the law.
Attorneys for the state schools chief are defending the decision by lawmakers to provide more per-pupil aid to traditional public schools than charter schools.