Lisa Graham Keegan

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2014

    Arizona Charter Schools Often Ignore Latino Students and English-Language Learners

    Twenty years ago, Arizona became the second state in the nation to allow charter schools to operate in the public education system. In honor of the anniversary, New Times is taking a hard look at charters in Arizona. The first story in the ongoing series examined how charter schools — both nat ... More >>

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    May 14, 2014

    The New Segregation: School Choice in AZ Takes on a Different Meaning If Your Kid Has a Disability

    I spotted Jay Heiler from across a crowded Pei Wei on a hot summer night in 2013. It had been years since I'd seen him last, but Heiler hadn't changed a bit, a head or two taller than the other patrons, a boyish wave in his carefully combed blond hair. I didn't catch his eye, but I knew he'd come o ... More >>

  • News

    June 29, 2006


    The Thomas J. Pappas School gives homeless kids everything they need — except a good education

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    March 7, 2002

    The Merry Revolutionary

    Clint Bolick is trying to change the world, one lawsuit at at time.

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    January 3, 2002

    Valley of the Drolls

    New Times presents its first-ever Doofus and Darling Awards

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    April 26, 2001

    Burning Questions

    Phoenix Mountains Preserve arrest ignites flurry of speculation

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    October 5, 2000

    What's My Line?

    Reformers have a once-in-a-decade chance to take redistricting out of the hands of legislators. Can it pass? Will it work?

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 21, 2000

    Best Spot to Watch Pols Eating Lunch

    Tom's Tavern
    2 North Central

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    May 18, 2000

    Spender Bender

    Campaign contributions buy the strangest things

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    November 25, 1999
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    November 11, 1999
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    September 30, 1999

    Pols Posturing for Promotions

    Who's angling for what, and against whom

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    May 13, 1999

    Think Tank Warfare

    Barry Goldwater's widow says the conservative institute that bears his name is twisting his legacy

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    April 15, 1999
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    March 18, 1999

    Bilingual Blues

    This is not the way your grandfather learned English

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    January 7, 1999
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    December 31, 1998
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    November 19, 1998
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    October 29, 1998
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    October 22, 1998

    Tom and Janet's Excellent AG Venture

    Tom McGovern and Janet Napolitano are running close in a cordial race for attorney general. But somebody has to win.

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    September 24, 1998
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    July 23, 1998

    A Different School of Thought

    The state's unabashed enthusiasm for charter schools stops at the borders of Indian reservations

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    April 9, 1998

    Timely Tim

    Despite an unremarkable demeanor, public-interest lawyer Tim Hogan has a nose for trouble and a knack with judges

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    March 5, 1998

    Sun City Disease

    Every 10 years, retirement communities sweat local school-funding increases and flare up in anti-tax fever. This year's infection is in the Dysart Unified School District.

  • News

    December 18, 1997

    So Sue Me

    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.

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    June 5, 1997
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    January 30, 1997

    Enslaved by the Bell

    Does the newest member of the state Board of Education really believe that Satan lurks in Arizona classrooms?

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    December 19, 1996

    A Charter School Progress Report

    In praise of creative finances

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    June 27, 1996

    Educator Reprimanded

    State Board of Education censures former principal who failed to report molestation complaints