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Exceptional AZ principal creates roadmap for others to follow

March 20, 2017
An Arizona principal whose instructional leadership and teacher mentoring turned around two schools was honored recently with the nationally prestigious Milken Educator Award. When Timothy Thomas became principal at Rogers Ranch School in Laveen Elementary School District, he led the…

ESA expansion would cost state more money

March 1, 2017
Bills to expand Empowerment Scholarship Accounts working their way through the Arizona Legislature would substantially increase costs to the state’s general fund, not save the state money as one of the bills’ sponsors has claimed, according to two recent financial…

What’s attracting more Arizona kids to magnet schools?

February 14, 2017
After students in the Water Investigations Academy program at Pendergast Elementary School District learn about different aspects of water in the classroom, they analyze it on a field trip to the Salt River and then take part in discussions with…

Academic accountability: How do ESAs measure up?

February 3, 2017
As legislators seek to dramatically expand Arizona’s program to provide state funds for private schools and other personal education needs, public school advocates are pushing back on a host of policy issues related to the state’s Empowerment Scholarship Account program,…
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