Arizona Department of Education

Carrie Jung - KJZZ

A Republican who ran for Arizona governor in 2014 and a former Democratic lawmaker are jumping into the 2018 race for the seat held by Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas.

The Arizona Department of Education has released the latest AzMERIT scores and they show students around the state improved in math and reading proficiency.

David Wallace/The Republic

The state's top school official is now formally the target of a recall effort.