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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»

Huppenthal: Oudated technology hurting schools

An outdated and inefficient information technology system used to provide data to the state wastes staff time and creates roadblocks for those seeking the information, Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal said Monday.... Read more»

Senator vows to close decrepit schools on military bases

The Senate has decided not to take up a proposal that would close rather than repair decrepit Defense Department-run schools on military bases, creating a flood of thousands of students to nearby public school systems. But the plan's chief architect is vowing to try again.... Read more»

Lawmaker: Boost teaching requirement for principals

Requiring principals to have at least five years of experience in the classroom would enable them to better help teachers solve problems and enhance the effectiveness of Arizona’s public schools, a state lawmaker contends.... Read more»

Military public schools get failing grade

A substantial number of public schools on military bases are in either poor or failing condition, and many are overcrowded, a new report card by the Defense Department shows. ... Read more»