Hostility over schools in Arizona turns uglier

(Ariz.) The culture war over the management of Arizona’s public schools took another step into the abyss Wednesday with the introduction of legislation that would take some authority away from the state school chief and give it to the state board of education.

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Troubling audit on mental health services for students

(Calif.) Four years after schools were given responsibility – and funding – to provide mental health assistance to emotionally-troubled students, a state audit has revealed problem areas including reductions in services and, in some cases, a backlog of unspent cash.

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