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When teaching becomes devalued to the point where in many states — including Arizona — a teacher with a family qualifies for state and federal subsidies, is it surprising that there is an increase in the number of veteran educators choosing to leave the profession? Read more»

The Education Department granted Arizona's request for flexibility under the No Child Left Behind Act.

Arizona was one of seven states granted a temporary waiver Thursday by the U.S. Department of Education from provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act. Read more»

Like many parents, Dahlia Lithwick felt absolutely dumbfounded after sitting through one too many back-to-school meetings at her children’s school. The Ivy League-educated lawyer and journalist expressed her frustration in a revealing piece for Slate last week—one that highlighted the communication breakdown that hampers education reform. Read more»

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»

Interviews with Pima Coounty Treasurer Beth Ford, financial advisor Shelly Fishman, and Arizona Education Association President Andrew Morrill. Read more»

Arizona State Superintendent John Huppenthal has asked to replace federal performance standards with state level ones, an effort supported by Gov. Jan Brewer.

Arizona officials have asked to replace federal standards under the No Child Left Behind act with state-level student performance standards and a school accountability system they say will be more efficient. Read more»

Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal delivers his State of Education address Monday in Phoenix.

An outdated and inefficient information technology system used to provide data to the state wastes staff time and creates roadblocks for those seeking the information,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»

No school wants an "F," but it's more important that parents know the truth about their school and can find better educational opportunities immediately. Read more»

President Obama announces a No Child Left Behind opt-out plan for states on Friday at the White House.

President Barack Obama announced on Friday that states will be allowed to opt out of some provisions in the No Child Left Behind law if they adopt his administration’s education agenda. Read more» 1

When Elizabeth Celania-Fagen signed on as the superintendent TUSD, she said she planned to raise her family in Tucson and serve five to 10 years. But in April, the highest-paid school chief in Arizona announced she was leaving. In her resignation letter, she cited inadequate school funding. Read more»