education funding

State Capitol News
8:07 am
Mon March 3, 2014

State Education Spending for Instruction at Low Point


A new report shows fewer and fewer dollars going into educating students in public schools. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
11:42 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Arizona Public Schools Want $330 Million in State Aid Restored

The Arizona State Capitol.

Public schools want a judge to force the state to restore at least $330 million state aid — what it should have been had the governor and lawmakers not ignored the law in the first place. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
8:25 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Gov. Brewer Proposes Education Funding Restructure in State of State Address

Gov. Jan Brewer delivers the State of the State address Monday.
Credit AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin

Gov. Jan Brewer asked lawmakers Monday to somewhat revamp how state aid to schools is computed. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
2:46 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Business Leaders Urge Increased Education Funding

A parade of business leaders urged lawmakers today to provide money to implement the new common core standards for K-12 education.

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State Capitol News
2:28 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

Court Rules on School Aid Increases

Sen. Don Shooter, R-Yuma, is angry that the state Court of Appeals ordered lawmakers to provide more funding for public schools.
Credit Howard Fischer / Capitol Media Services

The state Court of Appeals ruled today that lawmakers and Gov. Jan Brewer were legally wrong in refusing to fully increase state aid to schools to account for inflation.

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State Capitol News
4:00 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

1 Cent Sales Tax May Make it to Ballot

Backers of extending the state's temporary 1-cent sales tax submitted more than 290,000 signatures Monday to put the issue on the November ballot. But at this point all they've really done is guaranteed a court fight.

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KNAU and Arizona News
10:01 am
Tue May 15, 2012

Loss of Students in N. AZ Public Schools May be Slowing

The sound of school buses is familiar during the school year. 

But residents of Chino Valley now hear those sounds only four days a week. 

Jon Scholl, with the Chino Valley Unified School District, says cutting back on bus service saved the district money. 

“We go to school Monday through Thursday," Scholl said. "It did not decrease the minimum number of minutes that we still need.  Whether you’re on a five-day week or a four-day week, it’s the same.  Our students just go to school a little bit longer to make up for that fifth day.”

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