Archive for October, 2009

Gates Foundation to Partner with Government on School Reform

October 29th, 2009

Gates Foundation to take a more active role in education.

Education Forums Debate School Funding

October 29th, 2009

Az education forums heat up in light of the pending economic meltdown.

Private School Tax Credits Affirmed Unconstitutional, 10/24/09

October 24th, 2009

On Wednesday 10/21/09, the full 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed its April 2009 decision that the Arizona School Tuition Organizations Program for private schools is unconstittutional.

JLBC projects 2010 budget shortfall at almost $2 billion

October 24th, 2009

The Arizona JLBC (Joint Legislative Budget Committee) now projects a 2010 budget shortfall at $1.959 Billion (Oct. 22, 2009).

Tuition Tax Credits Fail to Meet Spirit of Program 10/20/09 *Updated Links!*

October 20th, 2009

The Arizona Republic and the East Valley Tribune have each published their respective analysis on private school tax credits, school tuition organizations (STOs), how they are meeting the spirit or intent of the tax credit legislation, transparency of programs and costs, and the players/organizations involved.

Senate Appropriations Chair Pearce Suggests Cuts to Full Day Kindergarten & School Year Length Oct 2009

October 7th, 2009

In response to a warning by Governor Brewer that some services may face cuts or elimination, Senator Russell Pearce suggested specific cuts to education.

Arizona School Districts Take Funding to Local Voters: October 2009

October 2nd, 2009

In the wake of $133 million in state cuts to education, Arizona school districts have opted to place overrides or bonds on the November 3, 2009 ballot. The Arizona Education Network encourages voters to vote “YES” to these overrides or bonds so that these school districts can restore funding back to levels necessary for educating Arizona’s future.