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Ducey signs law permitting four-year degrees at Arizona community colleges

Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday signed Senate Bill 1453, which allows community colleges outside of Maricopa and Pima counties to provide unlimited baccalaureate degrees and limited four-year degrees at community colleges in Arizona's two most populous counties.... Read more»

Ducey back-to-school order leaves educators shocked, scrambling, upset

Educators across the state Thursday were calling Gov. Doug Ducey’s surprise back-to-school order disruptive, challenging and frustrating, a last-minute complication to reopening plans that many schools already had in the works. School officials, from the state level on down, said they were given little notice before Ducey’s announcement on Wednesday and are now scrambling to properly prepare classrooms for the return of teachers and students less than two weeks away.... Read more»

Arizona education advocates oppose expansion of private school vouchers

Public education advocates gathered at the Arizona Capitol to protest a proposed voucher expansion that they say would further defund public schools. Arizona voters rejected similar legislation two years ago.... Read more»

Az school sup't calls for equal funding for remote learning, help for mental health

Arizona’s top schools chief on Tuesday called for state funding for remote learning to be allocated at the same rate as funding for in-person learning, and she urged extra help for students and staff members suffering mental issues as the Covid-19 pandemic continues.... Read more»

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Lawmaker wants online courses evaluated

A state lawmaker wants to create an institute that would recommend whether online courses offered by private companies meet state standards before public schools decide whether to use them.... Read more»