Kids deserve a top-notch education tailored to their needs. That’s why the Goldwater Institute helped make Arizona the leading state for education choice. In 2010, five Goldwater reforms became law, including education accounts for special-needs students, a school-performance rating system, ending of social promotion, expansion of charter schools, and new certification requirements so that experts in math, science, and other areas can teach their subjects without a teaching certificate from a college of education.
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What's Your School's Grade?Posted on September 04, 2012 | Type: Blog | Author: Jonathan Butcher
You may be among the thousands of Arizona parents who bought pencils, notebooks, and backpacks last month to help your kids get ready for that first day of school. But with all the supply checklists, did you remember to check the grade for your child’s school?
Arizona Charter School First Native American School to Win Title I AwardPosted on June 27, 2012 | Type: Blog | Author: Jonathan Butcher
At an award ceremony earlier this year, Akimel O’Otham Pee Posh charter school became the first Native American school to be named the Arizona Distinguished Title I School of the Year. The school is now entered in the National Title I Association’s national competition, which recognizes schools that are doing the best job of helping kids in some of the most disadvantaged areas in the country.
An Abbott and Costello routine: Who’s on …49th?Posted on June 13, 2012 | Type: Blog | Author: Jonathan Butcher
This is how I imagine legendary comedians Abbott and Costello would discuss public education:
Highlighting Problem with Formula Is 1st StepPosted on May 31, 2012 | Type: In the News
The Phoenix-based Goldwater Institute gets a big gold star for pointing out a vexing problem with the state's funding formula for public schools:
A Better Idea for Education Reform: Unshackling SchoolsPosted on May 29, 2012 | Type: Blog | Author: Jonathan Butcher
Arizona enacted a new law earlier this month that got little attention but could make a big impact on school performance.