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Education

Tea party 2.0? Conservatives get organized in school battles

A loose network of conservative groups with ties to major Republican donors and party-aligned think tanks is quietly lending firepower to local activists engaged in culture war fights in schools across the country. While they are drawn by the anger of parents opposed to school policies on racial history or COVID-19 protocols like mask mandates,

Opinion

Opinion: Navigating the Uncertainty of Returning to School

The 2021-2022 academic year is starting and there is a lot of fear and uncertainty about it, especially as the pandemic continues. News about it is everywhere and some of it is confusing and overwhelming, even for those in the medical field. A myriad of questions remains unanswered. However, as schools reopen, there is one

COVID-19

Some schools sticking with mask mandates, despite Ducey funding threat

Friday was the deadline for schools to drop mask mandates if they wanted to be eligible for a share of millions in COVID-19 state aid, but at least several districts in the state were refusing to comply with Gov. Doug Ducey’s demand. Ducey last week announced a $163 million grant program to help certain school districts with

Buz Blog

Opinion: Dope is for Dopees

As I was approaching adolescence, my father sat me down for a talk about what I could expect during my teenage years. My dad was a big man, six foot three inches and over two hundred pounds. He had been a Ranger in the South Pacific during World War II. His Ranger training included the

Energy

Commissioner Jim O’Connor Supports Children’s Health While Saving Energy

At the Arizona Corporation Commission’s July 13, 2021, Open Public Meeting, Commissioner Jim O’Connor successfully convinced three additional Commissioners to join his vote to support his proposal for Arizona Public Service Company (“APS”) to implement a new Energy Efficiency program which allows greater outside air to flow indoors to often-crowded school classrooms by upgrading their

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