Districts, parents still unsure how to safely reopen Arizona schools

By Chance Dorland | Cronkite News PHOENIX – Guidelines for how Arizona school districts can safely reopen for the fall have been released, but at least some parents – and teachers – are questioning how safe it will be. Administrators also wonder how to pay for implementing the changes. Ayanna Johnson, who teaches third grade at Monte Vista Elementary School …

[OPINION] Lane: Understanding the basics, and BASIS, of success

(Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.)  Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents BASIS By Jim Lane | Scottsdale Independent Students at BASIS charter and private schools are very good at math. It’s one of the reasons BASIS has the No. 1, 2, 3, 5 and 7 high schools in the nation as ranked by U.S. News & World …

20 minutes with Michael & Olga Block: The story behind worldwide charter school network BASIS

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents BASIS By Melissa Fittro | Scottsdale Independent On the 20-year anniversary of the first BASIS charter school, co-founders Olga and Michael Block appear to be in agreement: their vision of providing internationally-competitive education is crystal clear. From personal anecdotes to annual school rankings, Mr. and Mrs. Block point to a successful network of schools providing quality education …

Willmeng Construction begins expansion of BASIS Flagstaff

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents BASIS AZRE Willmeng Construction commenced construction on the expansion of BASIS Flagstaff, a nationally ranked K-12 charter school. The 34,867-square-foot school, located at 1700 N. Gemini Rd. in Flagstaff, will have an additional 30,877 square feet. BASIS Schools is the developer, Chermack Consulting Group is the development manager, and Carhuff & Cueva Architects designed the expansions. …

AzMERIT does Not Merit A Panicked Response

By Evan Bolick, Rose Law Group litigation and education law attorney Today, the State publicly released the results of Arizona schools’ AzMERIT test scores and the results were… uninspiring. And soon to follow, will be mandatorily required grades (on an A-F scale) for every charter school and school district that will be predicated in large part on the results of …

BASIS ranked top charter high schools in Arizona

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents BASIS) U.S. News and World Report Charter high schools are public high schools that operate under charters and have been released from some of the regulations governing traditional public schools. Charter schools tend to have limited enrollment and usually accept students through an application process. The following are the nation’s top charter schools, as calculated …

Rose Law Group Litigation attorney Evan Bolick talks to ‘Money’ about student loan debt

By Kaitlin Mulhere | Money Our experts give three very different borrowers advice on paying off their student loans. Student loan borrowers tend be young and inexperienced when it comes to debt, credit, and even basic budgeting. That can make the transition to repayment after graduation challenging at best. It doesn’t help that student loans carry unfamiliar terms, that there …

Notre Dame Prep fires football coach Mark Nolan amid AIA violations and appeal hearing

By Richard Obert | The Republic Scottsdale Notre Dame Prep football coach Mark Nolan was fired and athletic director Monica Barrett suspended on Thursday ahead of its appeal hearing Friday afternoon by the Arizona Interscholastic Association’s executive board. Jordan Rose, an attorney representing a Notre Dame parents group, confirmed the actions that came in a meeting held Thursday between the …

Notre Dame Prep suspends head coach Mark Nolan

(Note: Rose Law Group represents parents asking Notre Dame Preparatory to terminate the coach and President, appeal the AIA decision and allow Notre Dame to participate in the playoffs) By Richard Obert | The Republic Scottsdale Notre Dame Prep finished football practice Tuesday without head coach Mark Nolan and with parents hoping enough corrective action is taken in time to put …