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Democrat Hoffman to take over as Arizona Schools Superintendent. See related news here

Democrat Hoffman to take over as Arizona Schools Superintendent. See related news here

| November 15, 2018

Democrat special education teacher and political novice Kathy Hoffman has won the race for Arizona superintendent of public instruction, beating an experienced Republican politician.

Hoffman was declared the winner Monday night as her lead over Frank Riggs grew insurmountable during Arizona’s lengthy vote count.

Hoffman was one of hundreds of current and former educator-activists on general election ballots across the nation following this year’s #RedForEd protests. Demonstrators called for support of higher teacher pay and increased public school funding.

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Arizona schools chief says student safety goes beyond armed officer

Arizona schools chief says student safety goes beyond armed officer

| November 15, 2018

Kathy Hoffman, Arizona’s newly elected superintendent of public instruction, said she believes keeping students safe goes beyond having armed officers present in schools.

Ensuring school safety, according to Hoffman, has as much to do with students’ mental health as their physical health.

“I think that student resource officers have a place in our schools but it shouldn’t be the solution in every school,” Hoffman, who was elected to the position on Monday, told KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Arizona’s Morning News on Wednesday.

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Report: AZ Kids Need Support as They Age Out of Foster Care

Report: AZ Kids Need Support as They Age Out of Foster Care

| November 15, 2018

A study out this week looks at challenges faced by foster children in Arizona and across the country, when they turn 18 and “age out” of the system.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation data found that overall, young people transitioning from foster care are falling behind others in completing high school, finding jobs and acquiring basic life skills.

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Opinion: Whether they meant to or not, voters just cut K-12 funding. See other related election news here

Opinion: Whether they meant to or not, voters just cut K-12 funding. See other related election news here

| November 15, 2018

Voters on (Nov. 6) resoundingly approved Proposition 126, which amends the state Constitution to bar lawmakers (and voters) from imposing any new taxes on services –  things ranging from haircuts to health care, from accountants to attorneys. 

The question now is, how long will it be before they regret it?

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Prop. 305 defeat doesn’t end fight over voucher expansion. See related news here

Prop. 305 defeat doesn’t end fight over voucher expansion. See related news here

| November 15, 2018

More than 1 million voters rejected lawmakers’ attempt to allow every public school student in Arizona to attend private or parochial schools on taxpayer dollars – but the fight isn’t over.

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