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Direct child tax credit checks start for thousands of Arizona families

Monthly payments from the IRS are set to begin to most American families with children - beginning now through December - part of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan and an advance on 2021 tax returns that could mean up to $300 a month per child.... Read more»

Seeing red: Bill would cut Arizona voter-approved education funds, school supporters say

Red for Ed, the teachers group that spearheaded Proposition 208 – which increases some taxes to hire teachers and bolster teacher salaries – this week returned to the political battlefield to fight a bill it says undermines the will of Arizona voters in November. E... Read more»

Tribal officials lukewarm to plan to use federal funds for school vouchers

Tribal leaders were noncommittal Friday about a proposal that would divert Bureau of Indian Education funds into education savings accounts that individual Native American children could use to attend schools of their choosing.... Read more»

Az education policy gets C-minus; still enough for 8th place

A conservative advocacy group gives Arizona a C-minus in a national report card on education policy but notes the state has made strides in reform and has room for growth. ... Read more»