Education

kids sitting on the floor
The program targets a critical time in a child’s development. “This is when the brain just is soaking up all of this information and language and the longer we wait, the more difficult it is to intervene with a child,” Laine said. “The child doesn’t pick up as quickly certain skills.”
October 19, 2017
Copper Canyon High School student Brahiam Flores Garcia
Sprint awarded 800 tablets to students at two high schools in the Tolleson Union High School District. It's part of Sprint's 1Million Project, an effort to close the "homework gap."
October 09, 2017
desks in a classroom
A Phoenix school district is blocking an online game that simulated slavery after parents complained about its use in the classroom.
Oct. 12, 2017
Pima Community College logo
The state's second largest community college district has joined Maricopa Community College's argument for providing in-state tuition to DACA recipients.
October 09, 2017
Arizona Department of Education offices
The Arizona Department of Education has released school performance letter grade information to the public for the 2016-17 school year. They were initially released to public school officials in late September.
October 06, 2017
pencils
Attorneys for the state and legislative leaders claim a judge cannot enforce a constitutional mandate to pay public schools money they're owed, only legislators can do that.
October 05, 2017
Gov. Doug Ducey last week announced the Arizona Teachers’ Academy. It promises free tuition at the state’s public universities for every year teachers teach in Arizona, and is meant to try to close the teacher shortage the state has had for the past several years.
October 03, 2017
Grand Canyon University
Arizona school districts are facing shortages of more than just teachers – superintendents are also in short supply.
September 27, 2017
classroom teacher
One of the prime attendees at yesterday’s Arizona Teachers Academy announcement was a person who will likely be vital in how it’s put into effect and expanded over the next few years — Arizona Board of Regents President Eileen Klein.
September 27, 2017
vegetables
The Art of Healthy Living takes kids and parents on a fruitful journey while offering hands-on learning about food nutrition, mindfulness and how sensory inputs affect moods, emotions and well-being.
September 27, 2017
School Bus
The Arizona Legislature just passed a law to make it easier for someone with experience but no certificate to become a teacher. More than half of those filling open teacher positions this year did not have standard certification.
September 27, 2017
desks in a classroom
It’s not illegal, but financial analysts have found that charter schools that use taxpayer dollars for “related-party transactions” are acting unfairly.
September 27, 2017
graduates in cap and gown
If you want to teach in Arizona, the state’s public universities and colleges say they’ll waive your tuition. Its part of a new state program hoping to make a dent in Arizona’s growing teacher shortage.
September 26, 2017