Arizona Board of Education meeting
State education officials have approved a new A-F grading system to determine how well Arizona public schools are performing. It passed the State Board of Education on a 7-2 vote Monday morning.
April 24, 2017
Arizona will soon adopt a new system to determine how well their public schools are performing. State officials have been considering several A-F models over the last few months. The state board of education is expected to make their final decision on which one to use Monday morning.
April 24, 2017
Public schools in Arizona are not allowed to have inhalers on-hand to treat students experiencing an asthma attack. But that’s about to change.
April 24, 2017
Biosphere 2
This is a big year for Biosphere 2, the futuristic-looking campus northeast of Tucson. It’s been 10 years since the University of Arizona re-purchased it from Columbia University.
April 21, 2017
teacher with children
It’s no secret that Arizona has a problem with teachers. With years of stagnant pay, cuts to education and large class sizes, teacher retention and pay are at crisis levels in our state.
April 21, 2017
students stand in line
A measure that would protect student journalists from censorship hit a roadblock in the state legislature.
April 21, 2017
Great Hearts Academies
Supporters of LGBTQ rights are urging the city of Scottsdale not to partner with one of Arizona’s most prominent charter school organizations on some sports facilities because of what the group calls its “anti-transgender” policy.
April 20, 2017
Immigration Forum
For Immigration officials, schools are considered “sensitive” zones. Just like churches and hospitals, agents can’t step on campus to conduct enforcement activities without a pressing circumstance and only with permission from the superintendent. Still many families in Phoenix are reporting a lot of fear around sending their kids to school.
April 20, 2017
school classroom
Republican lawmakers are working to line up the votes for a budget deal that would give teachers a higher raise than what was initially offered by Gov. Doug Ducey in January.
April 19, 2017
Great Hearts Academies
As the legal fight over school policies for transgender students remains unsettled, schools in Arizona like Great Hearts Academies have fashioned their own policies that some say are discriminatory.
April 19, 2017
Diane Douglas
Arizona Superintendent Of Public Instruction Diane Douglas may have some competition in state elections next year. Tempe City Council member David Schapira is expected to announce his decision about entering the race Tuesday afternoon.
April 18, 2017
Thew Elementary School
“Kindergarten is the new 1st grade.” Or at least that’s what many of the state’s early childhood educators say when referring to the rigorous list of skills kids are expected to have mastered by the time they enter first grade. As state public education funding remains tight in Arizona, helping kids learn these skills is an increasing challenge for teachers.
April 18, 2017
For the first time since 2008, ASU is honoring two journalists with the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism. Judy Woodruff and the late Gwen Ifill will receive the 2017 award given by the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
April 17, 2017
Arizona Education Association
Officials at Arizona’s largest education organization expects dire consequences for the state after lawmakers approved the public funding of private schools with vouchers backed by tax money.
April 17, 2017
Bachata Academy
The Dominican Republic is not a quiet place. Motorcycles zip down the streets, roosters crow in rural neighborhoods and from radios in cars and convenience stores, there’s bachata music. The music and dance is also evolving and finding new life here in Phoenix.
April 17, 2017
Peoria Unified School District
The district changed boundaries this week to avoid overcrowding in elementary schools in the northern part of the city.
April 14, 2017
Shiprock High School
As the tech sector continues to expand in the valley, a growing number of high schools are upping their game with computer science class, going beyond just typing, to cover everything from CSS to the basics of JavaScript. At Shiprock High School on the Navajo Nation officials are trying the same thing.
April 14, 2017
graduates
The dream of a career in the big leagues draws thousands of teens out of Dominican public schools and onto the baseball diamond. When players report to major league academies they’re expected to bring their bats and now, their books.
April 14, 2017
classroom
Last week, Gov. Doug Ducey signed into a law a bill that will expand the state’s Empowerment Scholarship Account program, otherwise known as school vouchers. Some public-school teachers and education advocates felt it was a slap in the face by the governor after they partnered with him to pass Prop 123 to increase funding for public education last year.
April 13, 2017
inhaler
A University of Arizona public health expert says recently approved state legislation will help students with asthma get help when experiencing respiratory distress at school.
April 13, 2017

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