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Critics of the bill say enshrining HB2291 into law would invariably convince superintendents to stay away from struggling school districts.

Arizona school boards would have broader power to fire superintendents they believe are failing to meet the job’s responsibilities under a proposal that critics say could put board members at odds with the person they hired to run the districts — to the detriment of schools they oversee. Read more»

Arizona school officials welcomed the Trump administration’s decision to reverse an Obama-era policy requiring equal access to facilities for transgender students, saying it should be a local decision.

Arizona officials have welcomed the federal government’s reversal of an Obama administration rule that required equal access to school facilities for transgender students, arguing that communities are better able to handle the issue locally. Read more»

Public school advocates in Arizona are withholding judgment – for now – on school-choice champion Betsy DeVos, who faced a Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday on her nomination to become the next secretary of Education. Read more»

Facing increased competition for students and the funding that comes with each, many public schools and districts are embracing new ways of promoting themselves: conducting exit interviews with students and parents who choose charter schools, buying theater advertisements, and developing social media campaigns. Read more»