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Should the U.S. pay to educate migrant kids?

Experts weigh in on the costs and benefits of welcoming undocumented kids into the US public school system.... Read more»

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This year’s best reporting on education

From jaw-dropping pay and perks at universities to a $1-billion plan to purchase iPads, here are some of 2013’s best accountability stories in education.... Read more»

Ball of confusion: How ‘edu-speak’ leaves too many parents behind

Like many parents, Dahlia Lithwick felt absolutely dumbfounded after sitting through one too many back-to-school meetings at her children’s school. The Ivy League-educated lawyer and journalist expressed her frustration in a revealing piece for Slate last week—one that highlighted the communication breakdown that hampers education reform.... Read more»

First Things First website connects parents, early education providers

Calling the choice of a child care provider or preschool an overwhelming but vital decision, First Things First has launched a website guiding Arizona parents toward the right option for them.... Read more»

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J.C. Scott: Dems say HB 2305 is GOP voter suppression

Interviews with Tucson Weekly Editor Dan Gibson, Pima County Democratic Party Chairman Don Jorgensen, TUSD Governing Boardmember Mark Stegeman, KVOI GM Doug Martin, Arizona Capitol Times reporter Hand Stephenson.... Read more»

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J.C. Scott: Rio Nuevo District making progress

Tim Hogan of the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest, Rio Nuevo Boardmember Alberto Moore,TucsonSentinel.com's Dylan Smith, financial advisor Shelly Fishman, attorney Jeff Rogers.... Read more»

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J.C. Scott: Modern streetcar update

Ward 2 Tucson City Councilman Paul Cunningham, President of the Southern Arizona Black Chamber of Commerce Clarence Boykins, TucsonsSentinel.com Editor and Publisher Dylan Smith, documentarian Daniel Buckley, and Ward 6 Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik... Read more»

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J.C. Scott: Medicaid expansion passes. What's next?

Arizona Capitol Times reporter Hank Stephenson, GOP state Rep. Ethan Orr, Democratic state Sen. Linda Lopez, former state Sen. Frank Antenori, plus Tucson Padres GM Mike Feder, and AEA President Andrew Morrill.... Read more»

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J.C. Scott: Az Senate budget includes Medicaid expansion

Interviews with Rep. Bruce Wheeler D-LD28, Sen. Linda Lopez D-LD2, Sen. Steve Farley D-LD9, Ben Buehler-Garcia Ward 3 Tucson City Council Candidate, Reporter Ben Giles Arizona Capitol Times, Jesse Lugo Civic Leader, Middle East Expert Prof. Stephen Zunes ... Read more»

State looks to O’Connor House for help teaching Az kids civics

As expectations for reading, writing and math have increased, emphasis on civic awareness among Arizona students has dropped, according to the state’s top education official.... Read more»

ASU rolling out new programs to turn students into teachers

To address a state need for middle and high school teachers, Arizona State University is adding a certificate program and new bachelor’s degrees offering alternative paths into the profession.... Read more»

America’s most outrageous teacher cheating scandals

Scandals involving cheating by teachers and schools to pump up ever-more-important student test scores swept the country in 2011, with states failing to implement simple and effective checks. But they've also been happening for years, and oversight is only beginning to catch up.... Read more»

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The impact of the sequester on communities across America

In just one week our nation faces yet another manufactured fiscal crisis. This time a refusal to compromise by conservative leaders in Congress would lead to massive, damaging across-the-board spending cuts on March 1, potentially dragging the economy back into recession and hurting American families by slashing critical investments in job training, public health, and public safety.... Read more»

Obama’s preschool stretch

The president makes misleading claims in his effort to sell a universal preschool plan. ... Read more»

Report gives Az a grade of D for financial security of families

Arizona earned a D in a national report Wednesday that graded states on their families’ financial security in five broad categories. ... Read more»

Catholic schools rally urges lawmakers to keep tuition tax credit

About 1,000 Catholic school students, joined by bishops and legislative leaders, attended a rally Wednesday timed with National School Choice Week. ... Read more»

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