Latest Arizona Department of Education News

School voucher flap previews coming legislative debate

Jul. 5, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Department of Education took heat from school-choice advocates last week after denying the stepchild of a soldier a state-funded voucher to pay for private-school tuition, and then reversing course. The uproar was a repeat of a similar fight in May over children from the Navajo...

Arizona governor OKs school voucher fix for Navajo children

Jun. 6, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Legislation giving a handful of Navajo children from Arizona another year to use their vouchers for tuition at a private New Mexico school was signed Thursday by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey. The House and Senate approved the legislation without opposition late last month. The bill sidesteps a...

Arizona House OKs Navajo school voucher fix, Senate next

May. 25, 2019 12:28 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona lawmakers approved emergency legislation Friday giving a handful of Navajo children another year to use their vouchers for private school tuition in New Mexico. The bipartisan legislation would sidestep a law requiring vouchers to be used at Arizona schools after the Department of...

The Latest: Navajo school voucher fix goes to governor

May. 25, 2019 12:23 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on legislation designed to allow several Navajo children in Arizona to use school vouchers in New Mexico (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Legislation giving a handful of Navajo children another year to use their vouchers for tuition at a private New Mexico school is headed to Gov....

Arizona lawmakers rush to preserve vouchers for Navajo kids

May. 23, 2019 10:02 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona lawmakers are moving to allow a handful of children from the Navajo reservation to continue using school vouchers at a Christian school in New Mexico. Emergency legislation given initial approval on a House voice vote Thursday gives seven children another year to use their...

The Latest: Lawmakers push rescue of Navajo kids' voucher

May. 23, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on legislation allowing Navajo Nation children to attend a private New Mexico school using state vouchers (all times local): 6 p.m. The Arizona House has given preliminary approval to a bill allowing a handful of Navajo Nation children to continue using school vouchers at a...