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KNAU and Arizona News
3:02 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Educational Ballot Measures Pass in Coconino County

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Educational ballot measures effecting Coconino County all passed in this week’s election. As Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports, that means more funding for the Flagstaff and Tuba City Unified School Districts.

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State Capitol News
4:59 am
Tue September 23, 2014

School Officials and State Lawmakers Clash in School Funding Impasse

Jen Darland who has two children in Tucson elementary schools complained Monday the failure of the state to fund annual inflation adjustments has harmed her youngsters — and will continue to do so without a deal soon.
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School officials on Monday warned warning state lawmakers that if they don’t take a deal to settle the inflation adjustment lawsuit — and soon — taxpayers could be on the hook for another $1.3 billion. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
2:45 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Judge Orders State Legislature to Pay Public Schools More Than $300 Million

Rep. John Kavanagh
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Rejecting a last-minute plea for a reprieve, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge has ordered state officials to immediately start administering more than $300 million for public schools. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
4:59 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Huppenthal Asking for $1 Million to Handle Migrant Influx in Arizona Schools

State School Superintendent John Huppenthal said Wednesday Arizona schools already are feeling effects from unaccompanied minors crossing into this country illegally and warned of dire impacts if the Obama administration enacts some type of amnesty.
Credit Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer

The state’s top education official warned that Arizona schools could be inundated with immigrant children if President Obama enacts an amnesty plan. As Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports, John Huppenthal is asking the federal government for $1 million to handle the influx.

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

State Education Spending for Instruction at Low Point

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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