Education Finance

KOLD News 13
Friday, April 15, 2011
Barbara Grijalva
TUCSON, AZ (KOLD) - Arizona's new budget is hitting a lot more high school students in Pima County. The state is making, what is being called a devastating budget cut, to JTED, the Joint Technical Education District. That is the voter-approved high school career and technical education program that serves some 24,000 high school students in Pima County. Career and technical education in Pima County isn't the old shop class you might be used to.
ABC 15 News
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Rudabeh Shahbazi
PHOENIX - There is a new pledge to save education, as the governor plans to cut millions of dollars, but it’s not from lawmakers. Arizona ranks 49th in the nation for K-12 investment and has one of the highest dropout rates. An organization called “Arizona Education Commitment” is urging lawmakers to find other ways to balance the budget, saying the State Constitution explicitly prioritized education.
The Arizona Republic
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Sherry Anne Rubiano
Voters have one week left to decide how they will vote in Dysart's override election. The Dysart Unified School District is asking voters to approve a 15 percent maintenance-and-operations budget override. If approved, it would replace the district's current 10 percent M&O override and 5 percent K-3 override and would continue funding programs supported by those overrides.
The Arizona Capitol Times
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Griselda Nevarez, Cronkite News Service
A state lawmaker is proposing a new diploma that would allow high school students to attend community colleges or technical schools as early as sophomore year. Rep. Rich Crandall, a Mesa Republican and chairman of the House Education Committee, said the Grand Canyon Diploma would address the problem of high school students who meet the AIMS test standards early and simply coast toward graduation.
The Arizona Republic
Monday, February 15, 2010
Jahna Berry
Jack Kurtz/The Arizona Republic The old Ramada Inn in downtown Phoenix has been a hotel and a dorm and is now vacant.
The Arizona Republic
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Emily Gersema
Emily Gersema / The Arizona Republic Several windows in the administration and gym buildings at Power Ranch Elementary have cracks in the corners of the stucco and concrete that frames them. Higley Unified School District officials say this has allowed rain water to seep in.
The Arizona Daily Star
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Rhonda Bodfield
A conservative think tank and a taxpayer-advocacy organization have backed off plans to sue the Tucson Unified School District in an attempt to clamp down on the millions of dollars it gets every year in desegregation funding.
The Arizona Republic
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Alex Bloom
The economy apparently was on voters' minds Tuesday when they walked into Valley voting booths to address school-district spending through bonds and budget overrides.
The Arizona Republic
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Justin Olson
The Arizona Republic's report of a charter school under investigation for inappropriately receiving state funds for educating private-school students highlights a pervasive problem throughout Arizona's school-finance system.
Arizona Capitol Times
Friday, September 11, 2009
Jim Small
Lawmakers may shift the responsibility for education funding to local property owners as a way of coping with staggering budget deficits in the near future, even though it would translate to higher property taxes. “It may have to be (an option) because I just don’t know where we’re going to find money,” said Rep. John Kavanagh, a Fountain Hills Republican. He chairs the Appropriations Committee in the House of Representatives.

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