Education

There has been an ongoing debate over new state education standards based on those of conservative Hillsdale College in Michigan. Now, 17 organizations are speaking out against Douglas’s proposed standards.
What are some possible uses for tape? Did constructing a playground come to mind? Eric Lennartson and a team of volunteers spent hours at the Arizona Science Center passing rolls of tape around and around to create tunnels big enough for people to climb through.
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After Gov. Ducey signed into law last year a measure to expand the state’s Empowerment Scholarship Account — or ESA — program, a new group formed to oppose it.
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Scottsdale’s Navajo Elementary School will be repaired after a fire closed it shortly after the beginning of the school year. The district’s governing board approved the repair and separate rebuild of Cherokee Elementary School after a five-plus hour meeting.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is apparently willing to risk further angering the state's teachers by forcefully backing a measure that would massively expand the state's private school voucher system.
Mesa Community College President Richard Haney presented the board with facts about the Red Mountain campus. If the campus were sold, the money may not all go back to the district because taxpayers passed a bond to help build the school.
Murphy Elementary School District's receiver, appointed by the state in June, has essentially cleaned house by reducing staff, stipends, vendor contracts and cell phones in an effort to balance the district’s books.
The Takeaway: Lawsuit Against Harvard Puts Asian-Americans At Center Of Affirmative Action Debate
In Boston today, a trial is underway that could ultimately end the use of race as a factor in the college admissions process.
The Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board will consider the status of school rebuild projects, including Navajo Elementary School at its meeting Tuesday.
The 2017 National School Climate Survey has been released by GLSEN, formerly the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network. The survey records the school experiences of LGBTQ youths. And for the first time in a decade, the victimization of LGBTQ youths is not decreasing at rates previously seen.
The University of Arizona Libraries have received a $7 million dollar gift to renovate its science-engineering library. Part of the money will include new student collaboration spaces.
Since the start of the Great Recession 10 years ago, tuition at Arizona universities increased more than anywhere else in the nation.
Several Republican leaders in our state, Gov. Doug Ducey, state Sen. Kate Brophy McGee and Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich have all spoken out about the need for charter school reform in recent months.
Carolyn Warner has passed away. She served three terms as Superintendent of Public Instruction and ran in arguably the most interesting gubernatorial race in the past half century in Arizona.
A new study by the Grand Canyon Institute claims there are holes in Proposition 126, the proposal to end service taxes, and it's forming unusual alliances between political foes.
A diverse group of opponents is coming out strongly against a ballot measure that would bar the Legislature from taxing services, saying it will decimate education and transporting funding.
Carolyn Warner, a longtime Arizona superintendent of public instruction and unsuccessful candidate for higher offices, has died. She was 88.
When you think about hackers, you might think of Russian hacking into the 2016 election or Facebook’s latest revelations about millions of its users’ information being hacked. But last weekend at ASU, a different kind of hacker group gathered together as part of the Hacks for Humanity.
Parents of public school students are getting a letter from U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. The “Dear Parent” letter aims to explain the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA and what parents need to know about it.
Once a quiet college town in the mountains, Flagstaff has become a bustling city that has no place to grow. The Arizona Board of Regents set a goal for NAU to increase enrollment to almost 34,900 students by 2025. The school's currently on track to meet that goal. But many Flagstaff locals are feeling the growing pains.
Flagstaff Program Keeps Homeless Housed
The Arizona Attorney General’s Office and the Scottsdale Unified School District have reached a settlement in a civil lawsuit regarding several district construction projects.