Arizona schools chief set to address Legislature

Posted at 5:02 AM, Jan 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-20 07:02:15-05
Arizona schools chief Diane Douglas is set to present her take on the state of education to an Arizona House committee.
Wednesday's planned speech comes a year after the Republican Superintendent of Public Instruction called on the Legislature to ditch a new statewide assessment. The test went ahead as planned.
Douglas last year called the state of education in Arizona poor and cited the state's 47th overall ranking in national rankings. A lawsuit settlement is now set to pump $3.5 billion over 10 years into schools if voters approve.
Douglas also sparred with the board of Education, a fight that is ongoing.
But she's likely to tout the board's October decision to cut ties with the Common Core standards as a win. The standards remain in place during a review