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UPDATED: Scholastic’s Slippery Slide into Censorship: Time to Rally

UPDATE 10/25/23: Scholastic Backs Down! Read the Letter! The Scholastic Book Fair will return its books on race and gender to its broader collection, in response to protests and criticism that separating these titles supports right-wing censorship across the U.S. “I want to apologize on behalf of Scholastic,” Ellie Berger, president of Scholastic Trade Publishing, … Read more

As a State Representative from LD 2, Stephanie Simacek Promises to Represent the Interests and Values of the District 

When readers last heard from Stephanie Simacek, she was successfully running for a seat on the Deer Valley Unified School District Governing Board. Fast forward to today and Ms. Simacek, while able to retain her seat on the Deer Valley Board, has declared her candidacy for one of the State House seats in Arizona Legislative … Read more

ESA Enrollment Surpassing Budget Projections; Where are the Students Coming From; Where is the Money Going

In what is not a surprise to the education and political world, enrollment in the Arizona Empowerment Scholarship Account Program (ESA) is surpassing the budget projections put forth in the 2023/24 State Budget. As of today (October 10, 2023,), 68,455 students have received an ESA scholarship, averaging $7300, to the private school or home school … Read more

Dr. Laura Metcalfe to Bring Accountability and Innovation to Maricopa Superintendent of Schools Office

The Maricopa County School Superintendent race in 2024 may be a contest between one candidate (the current Republican incumbent, Steve Watson) who has been accused by the Republican dominant Board of Supervisors of financial mismanagement with regard to the funding of schools under his supervision and Dr. Laura Metcalfe, a 27-year educator and former County … Read more