Arizona's Republican nominee for superintendent of public instruction, Diane Douglas. A centerpiece of her campaign is the repeal of the federal Common Core standards, a program supported by outgoing governor Jan Brewer.
State School Superintendent John Huppenthal boasts Monday of improvements in overall academic performance in Arizona schools despite "stresses" like cuts in state aid. Huppenthal said he wants lawmakers to boost funding or at least settle a lawsuit over withheld inflation funding.
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The state’s top education official said this afternoon lawmakers should provide schools with more money — or at least settle a lawsuit over what they are owed. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.
The state’s top school official this afternoon distanced himself from comments he made anonymously online about welfare recipients and use of the Spanish language. But Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports John Huppenthal said he’s not going to resign.
This month, students across Arizona are taking the AIMS test for the very last time. Beginning next school year, the state will use a new exam that’s more in line with common core standards, like reading. As Arizona Public Radio’s Aaron Granillo reports, the stakes are particularly high for third graders.
Ignoring pleas from business leaders, the Senate Education Committee voted along party lines Thursday to block the state from implementing the Common Core standards adopted just four years earlier. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.