Tag: Arizona Charter Schools

National Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss Day). See more state education news here

| March 3, 2020
National Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss Day). See more state education news here

Each year, National Read Across America Day is celebrated on March 2, the birthday of Dr. Seuss. The annual event is part of Read Across America, an initiative on reading creative by the National Education Association.

This motivational and awareness day calls all children and youth in every community across the United States to celebrate reading. It encourages them to read where ever they are. Great ways to inspire reading in children include:

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House panel OKs asking Arizona voters to increase sales tax to pay for education. See more state education news here

| February 19, 2019
House panel OKs asking Arizona voters to increase sales tax to pay for education. See more state education news here

A House panel voted (Feb. 18) to ask voters to increase what they pay in sales taxes to fund public education.

The proposal would put a measure on the 2020 ballot to boost the current 0.6-of-a-cent sales tax earmarked for schools to a full penny.

That would bring in an extra $450 million to $500 million a year, with 75 percent earmarked for K-12 education, 20 percent to keep tuition affordable at public universities and the balance for community colleges.

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Charter school series: History of Arizona charter schools: ‘I don’t think we realized what we’d done’ See related news here

| December 20, 2018
Charter school series: History of Arizona charter schools: ‘I don’t think we realized what we’d done’ See related news here

The Charter Gamble: In this series, we examine how Arizona committed 25 years ago to the then-untested concept of charter schools, and what the program has meant for the state. Today, Part 1, how it all began.

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New reports criticize Arizona’s charter schools

| January 3, 2018
New reports criticize Arizona’s charter schools

Editor’s Note: This is a three-story package that reviews the history of charter schools in this state and region, and offers district and charter leaders views on how this is impacting education in our areas. The Grand Canyon Institute and American Civil Liberties Union-Arizona have recently released reports that suggest reform is necessary to assure that charters and districts are held to similar financial and admission criteria.

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