Proposal to impose state-level penalties for FERPA violations cut from final version of Arizona legislation

Arizona's governor has signed into law a bill that sets out steps to take for those who believe a school has “knowingly violated the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.”The original version of the bill, introduced in the state Senate in February, would have allowed the state's Department of Education to withhold 10 percent of the school's monthly state aid if the problem was not fixed within 60 days.

Arizona legislators propose constitutional “loyalty oath” to graduate high school

“I, ______, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge these duties; so help me God.”
High school students in the state of Arizona would be required to recite the above oath before graduating if a proposed bill is passed. The bill is an effort to “encourage our high school students to take an active interest in what our Constitution is,” bill co-sponsor Rep.

Ariz. adviser thinks story about school dances led to his removal

Students at Lake Havasu High School will find themselves with a new journalismadviser next year following Dan Aston’s removal after four years as adviser tothe student newspaper, Knight Life.Aston contends he was removed in large part over a disagreement with principalDenise Miner about acceptable content for the student paper, but Miner deniesthat claim.