Teacher Pay


The Arizona House on Thursday approved legislation providing a $150 tax credit for teachers who spend their own money on classroom supplies and a $150 cash stipend for each teacher to spend on supplies.


Arizona teachers are organizing a day of protest Wednesday to highlight low pay and what they say is the failure of the Republican-controlled Legislature and GOP Gov. Doug Ducey to make major efforts to boost their compensation.


Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has given 44 of his staffers raises of up to 20 percent despite offering teachers raises of less than 1 percent because of a lean budget.


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State officials are about to unveil a new effort to increase the number of qualified teachers in Arizona's K-12 public schools.


Republican House Speaker J.D. Mesnard has withdrawn his last-minute proposal requiring school districts to spend half of their yearly inflation increases on teacher raises.