8 new Arizona education laws parents should know about

| May 25, 2016

Education was a main focus of this year’s legislative session as lawmakers debated several school-funding bills.

By Ricardo Cano • The Republic / azcentral.com

Arizona school funding and policy were the center of several intense debates this legislative session. Some of the most contentious bills never made it to Gov. Doug Ducey’s desk.

Legislation that would have allowed parents to opt their children out of state assessments was nixed again despite pressure from parent groups and a growing national movement against perceived over-testing of students.

Proposals that would have expanded the state’s school voucher program to every public-school student and phased out desegregation funding in Arizona schools also were shelved. Some lawmakers and education advocates were critical of the two bills, and Proposition 123 supporters were concerned how their approval would affect the outcome of the measure, which narrowly passed.

Regardless, other education bills focused on school accountability and state testing were signed by the governor.

Here are eight new laws parents should know about:

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