Arizona Department of Education Superintendent Tom Horne If they weren't born here, 96.5 percent of Arizona high school students would not qualify to be United States citizens, according to a study released last week by the Goldwater Institute. The "Freedom From Responsibility" survey shows that o ... More >>
Sandra Dowling left a huge mess. Now she's trying to stop the cleanup
Despite a lot of hoopla at the beginning of Napolitano's administration, environmental protections for kids have not improved much
Any way you add it up, kids at one Valley middle school were dealing meth out of their backpacks
Fundamentalist Mormons lose control of Colorado City's school district, as a criminal investigation continues
Finding the Colorado City school district's airplane could lead to polygamist prophet Warren Jeffs' arrest
Military recruiters are grabbing student info from local schools without parents' permission
A new state law wrests control of Colorado City schools away from polygamist zealots
A bill before the Legislature would allow the state to begin reforming a society that steals public money and abuses underage girls
What are authorities waiting for? Pedophile Warren Jeffs has looted school coffers and is on the run
Arizona launches a probe into alleged improper spending by the Colorado City school district
How much longer will schools be able to keep up with fast-growing communities?
From the week of December 27, 2001
The Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections fails the state's worst kids
County schools chief Dowling is still a one-woman school board
Federal ruling in bilingual-education lawsuit goes unheeded by state officials
Year after year, Murphy school district officials watched their students die in a hail of violence. They decided to take matters into their own hands.
It takes a report card to keep the Valley's alternative education scene straight
This is not the way your grandfather learned English
The state's unabashed enthusiasm for charter schools stops at the borders of Indian reservations
Despite an unremarkable demeanor, public-interest lawyer Tim Hogan has a nose for trouble and a knack with judges
Maricopa County schools chief's foes hope to wing Sandy Dowling's latest power play
The court has spoken; lawmakers stand in defiance. But if the state Legislature doesn't come up with a constitutional school finance plan by July, school's out forever.
Former employees hand county schools chief flunking grade in public ethics
Maricopa County schools chief Sandra Dowling plays to win--of course, as a governing board of one, she doesn't have much competition
Does the newest member of the state Board of Education really believe that Satan lurks in Arizona classrooms?
The free market alone was supposed to control charter schools, but the state is stepping in to clean up Gail Battistella's mess at Dragonfleye Charter School
In praise of creative finances
State Board of Education censures former principal who failed to report molestation complaints
Stop the presses: Here's some rare good news about public schools
High school student who defended himself fights his suspension
Controversy--often racially charged--has been a constant companion of school administrator Charles Townsel. Now his job is on the line again and people in South Phoenix are choosing up sides.
Law enforcement lobby imperils bill that would create a list of government records sealed from the public's view
The Symington administration touts market-based reform as a cure for Arizona's educational ills. Behind that rhetoric, state policies are driving public schools toward financial collapse.
PHOENIX UNION'S DESEGREGATION PROGRAM PASSED WITH FLYING COLORS. BUT THE SCHOOL SYSTEM FLUNKED OUT WHEN IT CAME TO EDUCATING KIDS.
SYMINGTON PLEDGED TO IDENTIFY AND FIX "URGENT" PROBLEMS IN THE STATE'S POOREST SCHOOLS. BUT HE NEVER EXPECTED A $103 MILLION TAB.
A SCOTTSDALE PARENTS' GROUP WITH TIES TO PAY ROBERTSON IS MAKING SURE THE SEX-ED CURRICULUM DOESN'T GO ALL THE WAY
SCHOOL-BOARD ELECTIONS ARE IMPORTANT. VICIOUS, GOOFY AND CONFUSING, TOO.
NEARLY HALF OF ARIZONA'S HISPANIC CHILDREN DROP OUT OF PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS. SOME PARENTS THINK THE SOLUTION IS HISPANIC CHARTER SCHOOLS.
ONLY IN THE MADISON SCHOOL DISTRICT COULD A PERSONAL SQUABBLE END UP IN COURT
FOR ONCE, BIG BUSINESS AND EDUCATORS ARE IN CONCERT. BUT WILL LAWMAKERS FACE THE MUSIC
SLIPSHOD BACKROUND CHEDKS, SCHOOL BOARDS THAT CUT DEALS, AND COLLEAGUES WHO PROTECT THEIR OWN. WHEN IT COMES TO TEACHERS WHO MOLEST, THE BIG PICTURE ISN'T PRETTY.
NO ONE IN FLAGSTAFF COULD BELIEVE THE CHARGES AGAINST THE TOWN'S FAVORITE MUSIC TEACHER. THEY DIDN'T KNOW WHAT HAD HAPPENED IN MESA.
TWO VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICTS HIRED A CHILD MOLESTER WHO CALLED MOLESTER WHO CALLED HIMSELF "THE GOD OF A'S AND F'S." IT WILL HAPPEN AGAIN.