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John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Arizona files complaint vs. Federal Election Commission

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»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Unlicensed contractors face increased enforcement

Jim Kuliesh of the Alliance of Construction Trades, Pima County Recorder F. Ann Rodriguez, Middle East expert Prof. Stephen Zunes, developer Richard Studwell, and attorney Kory Langhoffer... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Vail wants to convert 3 more schools to charters

The Monday Political Face-Off featured commentators Bruce Ash and Paul Eckerstrom. Also, activist John Kromko gave an update on his crusade to ban red-light cameras in the city of Tucson. Plus, Vail School Superintendent Calvin Baker.... Read more»


We’re not doing enough to engage parents, even though it improves achievement

These days, the battle over public school is more pitched than ever. A veteran journalist told us that, in a 30-year career, he’s never covered an issue that provokes as much disagreement and rancor as education.... Read more»

Lawmaker: Eliminate inequity in JTED funding for charter students

Arizona’s mechanism for funding students who attend vocational programs offered by Joint Technical Education Districts unintentionally discriminates against those from charter schools, a state lawmaker contends.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Wheeler: House Republicans focused on promoting extremist agenda

Some Republicans in the Arizona House of Representatives insist on wasting time on extremist legislation that promotes an ideological agenda focused on undermining the federal government instead of working on what matters most to Arizonans – creating jobs and improving education. ... Read more»2

Bill would help students remain in same charter school system

A state lawmaker wants to change enrollment preferences for charter school admittance. HB 2494, authored by Rep. Paul Boyer, R-Phoenix, would give enrollment preference to students who attended a charter school under the same educational management organization.... Read more»

Charter schools expanding rapidly in more U.S. cities

Charter schools now enroll more than 20 percent of public school children in 25 school districts across the country, according to a new report from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, which tracks charter-school growth annually.... Read more»

BASIS Tucson tops national high school rankings

In its second annual ranking of America’s high schools, the Washington Post on May 21 named BASIS Tucson the toughest high school in the country.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Education: What real 'parent empowerment' looks like

Imagine if your child's assigned elementary school had puddles of urine in the bathroom, mouse droppings in the cafeteria, and clogged water fountains. Now imagine if your complaints were rejected by the principal.... Read more»

Education reform

Nation's wealthiest learn making the grade is tough work

Philanthropists spend $4.4 billion over 10 years to improve schools, but are humbled by setbacks and the need for new approaches. Has this big money made the big impact that they — as well as teachers, administrators, parents and students — hoped for?... Read more»

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