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Hobbs nixes full-day kindergarten funding for ESA students – The Center Square

Gov. Katie Hobbs is pulling back a $50 million federal grant allocated by former Gov. Doug Ducey that paid for full-day kindergarten for students using Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Accounts. Hobbs announced on May 24 Arizona Empowerment Scholarship Accounts are invalid under the purpose of the American Rescue Plan Act, thus the state can’t spend ARPA

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Despite proposal to shutter Arizona school choice program, Hobbs doesn’t have authority to do so – The Center Square

Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs’ first budget proposal to lawmakers included the dissolution of the state’s new program allowing parents to spend some tax dollars tied to their child’s public school education on a school of their choice. Although governors wield immense authority, Hobbs can’t do that alone, according to one authority on state education policy.

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Despite increased use, analysis says Arizona’s school choice program saving taxpayers money – The Center Square

Photo courtesy of Depositphotos In her Jan. 9 State of the State address, Gov. Katie Hobbs said the expansion of Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Account program would bankrupt the state’s budget. “Funding this expansion is poised to cost Arizona taxpayers an estimated $1.5 billion over the next 10 years if left unaddressed,” she said. In an analysis released Wednesday,

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Attempt to veto universal school choice in Arizona officially fails – The Center Square

Photo: Beth Lewis, executive director of Save Our Schools State officials have verified that a group trying to stop the nation’s most expansive school choice program was short by tens of thousands of signatures when they claimed otherwise. Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs announced Friday that Save Our Schools Arizona’s petition effort to put

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Arizona Freedom Caucus Condemns SOS Katie Hobbs for Denying Children Access to Education

Photo: Rep. Jake Hoffman The Arizona Freedom Caucus has released the following statement: Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs is actively impeding the freedom of Arizona families to access the best possible educational opportunities for their children as prescribed by Arizona law. If families are to qualify for first quarter universal ESA funding, they must

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