Education

“I implore the teachers of Arizona not to do this and not to hurt our children and our families,” said Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas at an Arizona State Board of Education meeting Monday.
Apr. 24, 2018
Teachers across Arizona are planning a walkout Thursday, and some parents, especially those who have children with disabilities, are worried about the impact on their kids.
Apr. 24, 2018
Since the announcement of an educator walkout planned for Thursday, each school district has had to decide how to respond—whether to shut down schools over a lack of staffing, whether to stay open or something in between. As of last night, 62 Arizona school districts plan to close their schools Thursday.
Apr. 24, 2018
Last week, 78 percent of teachers who voted decided they were going to walk off the job this Thursday to protest low teacher pay and a lack of funding for K-12 schools — among other things.
Apr. 24, 2018
“Honestly teachers are so tired and so busy trying to make ends come together, to make our kids successful in any way we can it’s hard to keep the energy up,” said an Orangewood School teacher.
Apr. 24, 2018
Gov. Doug Ducey and GOP legislative leaders continue to talk about how to fund teacher pay raises, and there’s some disagreement over where the money could come from
Apr. 24, 2018
Five hundred food distribution centers will open their doors to any students or families who need a meal during a planned teacher walk-out.
Apr. 24, 2018
Those in Arizona’s political circles got a surprise this weekend when they heard former Secretary of State Ken Bennett was announcing a challenge to Gov. Doug Ducey in the GOP primary — which is only four months away.
Apr. 23, 2018
As Arizona teachers stage more walk-ins Monday in advance of a planned strike on Thursday, lawmakers come back to the capitol to continue work on a new state budget. Gov. Ducey wants his plan to include a 9 percent raise for teachers this year.
Apr. 23, 2018
After the results of last week’s vote to walk out were announced, there were some questions about the geographical makeup of those who cast ballots. Specifically, were teachers and support staff at rural schools represented?
Apr. 23, 2018
Governor Ducey’s proposed 20 percent pay increase for Arizona teachers over the next three years initially received widespread support. But as concerns mounted about how sustainable the financing of the raises would be, teachers made the decision to walkout this Thursday.
Apr. 23, 2018
Teachers in Arizona are preparing to walkout on Thursday. Ahead of that, some schools are seeing quick rallies ahead of the first morning bell.
Apr. 23, 2018
Teachers in Arizona are poised to strike next Thursday if state legislators do not pass a budget that identifies a clear plan for salary increases for educators and support staff. Deer Valley Unified School District announced it is closing all schools in anticipation of the strike.
Apr. 21, 2018
High school students staged walkouts across the country to call for gun reform. In Arizona, students gathered after school at the Capitol to stage a “die-in” inside the House and Senate buildings.
Arizona Students Walking Out Of Class To Protest Gun Violence
Apr. 20, 2018
Arizona House Speaker J.D. Mesnard said on Friday he's disappointed that teachers in the state are poised to strike next Thursday as state lawmakers and Gov. Doug Ducey have been working to grant their request for a 20 percent pay raise.
Apr. 20, 2018
Leaders say the campaign with a $5,000 goal was originally meant to help buy and distribute #RedForEd T-shirts and signs. But now, that money will go to support the school walkout.
Apr. 20, 2018
Public districts and charters are gearing up in case of a widespread teacher strike, planned for next Thursday. Peoria Unified School District has 42 schools that could potentially be affected by a walkout.
Apr. 20, 2018
Phoenix’s Rising Youth Theatre play "The 100th Day" highlight's discrimination in Arizona’s education system, telling stories that some of the student actors themselves have experienced firsthand.
Apr. 20, 2018
April 20 is the anniversary of the mass shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado, a turning point in the conversation about school safety. But we’re still experiencing school shootings — and nationwide protests.
Apr. 20, 2018
High school student from across metro Phoenix plan to walk out of school and some will hold a "die-in" at the state Capitol in the latest protest against gun violence.
Apr. 20, 2018
Arizona Educators United, the grassroots teacher group leading the #RedForEd movement, declared a strike Thursday. The announcement comes after three days of teachers voting in schools across the state.
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Apr. 19, 2018