Arizona parents have flocked to apply for the state’s new universal Empowerment Scholarship Accounts, which let any family apply for state funds to pay for their child’s schooling, regardless of need. The Arizona Department of Education said about 32,000 schoolkids applied this fall for the first round of expanded ESA funding, which can award up
Governor Doug Ducey joined families, educators and community leaders to celebrate Arizona’s successful effort to ensure every Arizona student can attend any school of their choosing. “Arizona is now the gold standard for educational freedom in America,” said Governor Ducey. “Our kids will no longer be stuck in under-performing schools. We’re unlocking their educational potential
Since 1994, Arizona’s public charter schools have allowed educators to create their own vision of K-12 education and families all across the state – including in rural communities – the opportunity to choose the education that best meets their needs. According to the 2020 U.S. Census, out of Arizona’s total population of over 7 million
Governor Doug Ducey today (7/7/2022) signed the most expansive school choice legislation in the nation into law, ensuring kids and families in every corner of Arizona can access the education that best fits their needs. “This is a monumental moment for all of Arizona’s students. Our kids will no longer be locked in under-performing schools.
Governor, Legislature make historic investments in education, border security, infrastructure Governor Doug Ducey signed the Fiscal Year 2023 budget, a responsible package that pays down debt, secures our future and lays the foundation for even more growth — all while investing in the areas that matter most to Arizonans. “This landmark, bipartisan budget makes historic
Arizona was again among the worst states in the nation for per pupil spending on K-12 education in 2020, a ranking that advocates said was embarrassing but not surprising. The numbers from a recent Census Bureau report said Arizona spent $8,785 per pupil in 2020, ahead of only Utah and Idaho that year. And it was dead