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Democratic leaders also say their plan for school funding wouldn’t tap proceeds from state trust land, which is the principal component of Gov. Doug Ducey’s school-funding plan.

Arizona House and Senate Democrats announced a plan they say would provide public schools an additional $3.8 billion over 10 years without raising taxes. Leaders say their plan addresses under-budgeting as well as hundreds of millions of dollars the state owes for failing to make inflation adjustments to school funding as required by a voter-approved law. Read more»

Interviews with Barbara Brown of the Community Foundation of Southern Arizona, Andrew Morrill of the Arizona Education Association, Easter Seals Blake Foundation CEO Ema Kammeyer, developer Richard Studwell, Sunnyside Governing Board member Buck Crouch, Arizona Capitol Times Editor Jim Small. Read more»

Arizona Education Association head Andrew Morrill, talk show host Emil Franzi, former Pima Democratic Party Chairman Jeff Rogers, and Ward 6 Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik. Read more»

Ward 2 Tucson City Councilwoman Shirley Scott, Republican state Rep. Ethan Orr (LD9), Arizona Education Association President Andrew Morrill, Tucson Weekly's Dan Gibson Read more»

Arizona Education Association President Andrew Morrill, Tucson Weekly Editor Dan Gibson, TucsonSentinel.com's Dylan Smith, Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, Arizona Chamber of Commerce CEO Glenn Hamer Read more»

On the issues: Ward 6 Councilman Steve Kozachik, Arizona Education Association President Andrew Morrill, Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry, developer Richard Studwell Read more»

Arizona Education Association President Andrew Morrill, Arizona Capitol Times reporter Hank Stephenson, Tucson Weekly Editor Dan Gibson, Community Food Bank CEO Bill Carnegie, Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne, and Republican state Rep. Ethan Orr. Read more»

Developer Richard Studwell, Arizona Education Association President Andrew Morrill, state Sen. Steve Farley, talk show host Emil Franzi, and Pima County Democratic Party Chairman Don Jorgensen Read more»

Sunnyside School Board Member Louie Gonzales, Arizona Education Association President Andrew Morrill, Developer Richard Studwell, Administrator Tucsoncitizen.com Mark B. Evans Read more»

Interviews with the Tucson Weekly's Dan Gibson, AEA President Andrew Morrill, Councilman Steve Kozachik, Mark B. Evans of Tucsoncitizen.com, Sentinel Editor Dylan Smith, veteran reporter Daniel Buckley, Rep. Ethan Orr, and Jim DeGrood of the RTA. Read more»

Interviews with Patrick McNamara of Inside Tucson Business, Arizona Education Association President Andrew Morrill, former Arizona Clean Election Commission Director Todd Lang, GOP state Rep. Paul Boyer, Santa Cruz Sheriff Tony Estrada, and TucsonSentinel.com's Dylan Smith broke news about a PCC chancellor candidate. Read more»

Interviews with Tucson Education Association President Frances Banales, Arizona Education Association President Andrew Morrill, Tucson Weekly writer Mari Herreras, Pima Community Collage Prof. David G. Iadevia, and former Sunnyside Governing Board Member Magdalena Barajas, plus Arizona Capitol Times Editor Jim Small. Read more»

State Rep. Jeff Dial, R-Chandler, wants to require kids to stay in school through age 18.

Requiring all students under 18 to attend school unless given parental consent would empower parents and lower the state's dropout rate, a state lawmaker said. Under current law, students 16 and over can drop out without parental consent or knowledge, and some as young as 14 can leave school. Read more» 1

John Huppenthal, Arizona’s superintendent of public instruction, speaks at a panel discussion Thursday on education data.

Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal wants $32 million to replace Arizona’s decade-old educational data system, which he said has required extensive upkeep for quite some time. (with video) Read more»

State Rep. Chad Campbell, the House minority leader, addresses a news conference at which he outlined a $261 million plan to combat gun violence.

Rep. Chad Campbell, D-Phoenix, says spending $261 million to beef up school security, help at-risk students and address the needs of the mentally ill would help prevent gun violence in schools and communities. A House GOP spokesman calls the proposal "irrelevant." Read more»

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