National News

How US Schools Compare: Highlights from the Lastest OECD International Report

By Valerie Strauss, Washington Post, June 25, 2013 A new report that analyzes education trends in several dozen countries says that the United States is behind in early childhood education even though it spends more and that American teachers spend more time in class than their international peers. The report, called “Education at a Glance  Continue Reading >

Arizona News

Arizona Graduation Rates Ranks 43rd in United States

By Cathryn Creno, Arizona Republic,  June 17, 2013 Arizona ranks ninth from the bottom in a new national report on high-school graduation rates. Using numbers from 2010, a report called “Diplomas Count” ranks Arizona’s graduation rate 43rd on a list of 50 states and the District of Columbia. The report, compiled by Editorial Projects in  Continue Reading >

Commentary

Arizona Leaders Indroduce School Safety Legislation Following Newtown Tragedy

January 25, 2013 This issue hits home for all of us as we want to make our schools as safe as possible, following the tragedies in Newtown and other communities. . The Governor has allocated only $3.6 million for school-resource officers (police officers trained to work with students) in schools, amounting to only 100 officers  Continue Reading >