The Arizona Senate
rejected a bill Thursday making it easier to fire some low-performing teachers The measure would have allowed experienced
teachers to be placed on probationary status.That status
allows a school board to fire a teacher with little notice.
The Arizona Board of
Regents has unanimously approved more than $100 million in tuition and
fee increase at the state’s three universities for the next academic year.
and mandatory fees will go up 3 percent at Arizona State and the University
of Arizona and they’ll increase anywhere between 2-5 percent at
Northern Arizona University.
Governor Jan Brewer has signed into law a
rule that stops schools from putting students in isolation rooms without their
a letter that came with Wednesday’s announcement she was signing the bill into
law, Brewer says putting out-of-control children into small, padded rooms for
hours is chilling.
The town of Marana may develop its own tourism bureau. The
Marana Town Council could not reach an agreement with the Metropolitan Tucson Convention
and Visitors Bureau. Council members voted Tuesday to seek other options to
Howard Gray School at Banner Mental Health Facility in Scottsdale (Photo by Steve Shadley - KJZZ)
English teacher Dave Bachmann (Photo by Steve Shadley - KJZZ)
Kids with autism don’t always do well in public schools.
One day after his release,
Louis Taylor says he’s trying to adjust to his freedom. Taylor was released from prison on Tuesday,
after serving 40 years behind bars.
Louis Taylor breaks down as he talks about when he was convicted in 1973 of setting the Pioneer Hotel fire
and responsible for the deaths of 29 people who died in the blaze.
There has been no shortage of discussions about
how Phoenix has grown and evolved, and how it’ll grow and evolve in the future.
An event starting Thursday will continue those talks and look to present some
new ideas, at the second annual Phoenix Urban Design Week.
has become Arizona’s first town to recognize civil
unions, after the city council last night approved an ordinance, on a 5-2 vote. The Arizona attorney general has said he will sue to try and block
Institute for Public Policy, in partnership with KJZZ, hosted a forum on
bullying Tuesday. KJZZ's Mark Brodie moderated a panel discussion,
included Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections Director Charles
Westwood High School’s Counseling Department Chair Anna Cicero, State
Representative Eric Meyer and the Morrison Institute’s Senior Analyst
Statistician Eric Hedberg.
The U.S. Department of
Education is monitoring the Maricopa County Community College District for
The Maricopa County Community College District office in Tempe. (Photo by Emily Johnson - KJZZ)
accused the district of requiring citizenship information from some student immigrants
who are qualified to stay in the U.
District is on the hunt for a new superintendent.
The TUSD’s governing board approved the search Tuesday night. The Arizona Daily
Star reports, the district will use an external firm to conduct the national
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has signed legislation aimed at saving
the state's $1.5 billion spaceport.Martinez said the move will prevent
lawsuit abuse and make it easier for the industry to thrive in New Mexico.
People who commit high-profile acts of gun violence are often mentally ill, like Adam Lanza, James Holmes and Jared Loughner. Conversations about gun control often come with calls for improved mental health care, but while people understand the mental health care system needs to be improved, that doesn’t mean they can tell when someone actually needs help.
TUCSON, Ariz. — After serving most of his life behind bars, 59-year-old Louis Taylor walked out of the Arizona State Prison in Tucson a free man Tuesday. He was 16 years old when he was convicted of starting a 1970 Tucson hotel fire that killed dozens of people.
The Associated Press Stylebook no longer will sanction using the term "illegal immigrant." The decision has been applauded by Latino advocates. For years, many
protested the AP and other journalism organizations, including The New York Times,
over usage of what they believed to be an offensive term.
County has given the green light to workers who want to carry guns into its administration
building in Kingman. The Board of Supervisors passed the measure Monday, only a
few weeks after allowing the public to take guns into all county buildings
after a three-year ban.
The Border Patrol is warning of the dangers of
crossing the Arizona desert as temperatures shoot up this month. Spokesman
Brent Cagen says there were 177 deaths in the southern Arizona desert last year
and that border crossers are faced with many hazards.
A major producer of frozen foods is recalling products
distributed in Arizona and several other states because of concerns about E. coli
contamination. David McAtee of the Yavapai County Health Department says the
voluntary recall involves Farm Rich Brand frozen meals and snacks, produced