- High-performing Valley charter school promotes longtime exec to superintendent
- Feb 11, 10:27 AM: With a wait list of more than 8,000 students, this popular charter school has three schools under construction in an effort to meet demand. Meet the new superintendent.
- Proposal would vastly expand eligibility for school vouchers in Arizona
- Feb 9, 9:44 AM: Republican lawmakers took the first steps Tuesday to approving what would be the largest-ever increase in who can get a voucher of state funds to attend private and parochial schools.
- Opinion: School choice has made a difference for my family
- > Feb 7, 10:11 AM: When I was given the opportunity to share my story of how school choice programs such as ESAs and STOs have helped my family at this week’s National School Choice Week roundtable with Governor Doug Ducey, it was like coming full
- Phoenix teacher organizing protest over state's spending cap for schools
- > Jan 31, 7:08 AM: If state lawmakers don't override the spending cap on March 1, schools could lose more than $1 billion in funding. Each public school district would lose hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars, and that could force schools to
- Pandemic burnout has some Arizona teachers leaving for micro-schools
- Jan 28, 7:53 AM: With fewer students and more flexibility, micro-schools attract teachers ready to leave public schools for something new.
- A for Arizona launches $6M grants for innovative public schools
- Jan 27, 8:22 AM: A for Arizona has launched a $6 million grant opportunity today to help Arizona public schools recreate programs that provide influential results for students.
- As COVID Closed Arizona’s Classrooms, Black Mothers Launched Their Own Microschools With Focus on Personalized Learning, Ending School to Prison Pipeline
- > Jan 26, 9:34 AM: The Forum’s approach to learning has caught the attention of Arizona Governor Doug Ducey in a state where high school graduation rates hover about 8 percent below national averages and less than half of the graduating class went on
- Arizona Sues U.S. to Block Clawback of Funds Over School Mask-Wearing Policies
- Jan 24, 9:47 AM: Arizona sued the Biden administration on Friday seeking to prevent the Treasury Department from recouping federal pandemic aid from the state over policies related to mask-wearing in schools.
- Opinion: Pandemic offers fresh look at education
- > Jan 21, 8:45 AM: Three years ago, the education conversation in Arizona was sinking into firm trench lines between the #REDforED movement and education reform advocates. When the coronavirus pandemic struck, it brought not just disruption but also a
- Ducey’s voucher program if Arizona schools close classrooms is now open
- Jan 18, 8:42 AM: The portal for qualifying Arizona families to sign up for vouchers if their schools pause in-person learning is now open, Gov. Doug Ducey announced Friday.
- Why families and teachers are turning to micro schools
- Jan 18, 7:26 AM: Micro schools are gaining popularity in the Phoenix area as families search for flexibility and teachers express overwhelming stress due to conditions brought on by the pandemic and the never-ending coronavirus variants.
- Arizona teacher’s union blasts Ducey’s state-of-the-state address
- > Jan 12, 7:01 AM: Arizona’s largest teacher’s union is blasting Gov. Doug Ducey’s state-of-the-state address Monday. They say he offered no plan or support to keep schools open for in-person learning amid the state’s highest recorded numbers of
- Adamo micro school enrolling FH students
- > Jan 12, 6:43 AM: Micro schools gained traction in Arizona in 2020 and 2021 as schools closed for the pandemic. Tamara Becker, Founder and CEO of Adamo Education, said she wants to ensure that families still have flexible education options
- Gov. Ducey talks learning loss, school choice, more in final State of the State
- Jan 11, 10:01 AM: For nearly 10 minutes, the governor pushed to expand school choices in “any way possible,” slammed critical race theory and called for greater transparency and openness when it comes to what kids are learning.<
- Arizona offering families up to $7k for issues stemming from school closures
- Jan 5, 9:26 AM: Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday announced a new program that will give qualifying families who are struggling with unexpected school closures up to $7,000 for children's educational needs.
- Microschools grow exponentially amid pandemic in Arizona
- > Dec 22, 8:08 AM: Our Learning Curve series continues as we look at a new trend that’s taken off for thousands of K-8th grade students across Arizona. They’re called "Microschools," and they were around before the pandemic, but have now grown in
- Microschooling’s Growth In Arizona Is No Surprise
- > Dec 16, 9:05 AM: The Roman philosopher Seneca is quoted as saying that “luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” When the coronavirus hit Arizona and parents were looking for options outside of their closed traditional public
- Arizona expanding school choice by reimagining school transportation system
- > Dec 9, 6:51 AM: Gov. Ducey and legislators began that process this year with approval of a $20 million competitive grant program. The pilot will enable district and charter schools, local governments and non-profit groups to submit innovative
- Guest commentary: School choice is the key to better education for kids
- Nov 24, 9:08 AM: I do believe very strongly that if we truly care about our children in America, then we need to offer each one of them a very high-quality education, whether it be in a public, private, charter or parochial school.
- Ducey heralded funding vouchers to avoid COVID-19 restrictions in schools. The reality is much different
- > Nov 23, 7:35 AM: Gov. Doug Ducey earmarked $10 million in federal funds for the vouchers and said “we’re going to bolster it up to meet the need” of so many applications. Three months later, the Governor’s Office has approved just 93 of those