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Teachers At Phoenix School Choose Field Trip Over Walkout
“We knew that this was what we needed to do for the kids,” said Paradise Valley Unified School District teacher Julie Schenk. “The hard part is not being there with our colleagues.”
Apr. 26, 2018
Arizona Parents Adjust To A Day Without (Most) Teachers
“It did throw a little wrench in our plans, but I understand why they’re doing it and I applaud them," said parent Daniel Wise. "It’s different, but they deserve what they deserve.”
Apr. 26, 2018
Estimated Crowd Of 50,000 March For #RedForEd
Teachers say it’s been years and years of chronically underfunded classrooms that led to them walking out. The mood was controlled as the crowd gathered at Chase Field before walking almost two miles through downtown.
Superintendent Has A Warning For Teachers Walking Out
Apr. 26, 2018
Arizona-Mexico Town Hall Tackles Bilateral Trade Issues
Business leaders and government leaders from Arizona and the neighboring state of Sonora will discuss ways to increase trade across the border in small-group meetings in Sonora on Friday.
Apr. 26, 2018
CDC Recommends Public Avoid Romaine Lettuce
The CDC reported 84 people nationwide are sick with E. coli, including five in Arizona.
Apr. 26, 2018
Priced Out: When Recovering Home Prices Leave Some Behind
Over half the country’s home prices are now at or above pre-recession levels. For many homeowners, that is good news as they regain equity lost during the housing crash. But, for some trying to buy a first home, rising home prices, combined with stricter lending requirements, means they are getting priced out.
Apr. 26, 2018
Ducey Signs Navajo Generating Station Buyer Incentive
Two joint buyers expressed interest in purchasing a coal-fired power plant on the Navajo Nation. This news came as Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation that would exempt coal used at the plant from the state’s sales tax.
Apr. 26, 2018
PTSD Identified Among Cancer Patients
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is most often identified with soldiers. More recently, the term has become associated with people who are suffering from harsh illnesses like cancer, and to the caregivers who support those patients.
Apr. 26, 2018
Podcast Playlist: Origin Stories
Sometimes life gets so complicated you just want to hit pause, rewind and start over. That’s what psychologist Dr. Robin Rosenberg tries to do. In this excerpt from Imaginary Worlds, host Eric Molinsky speaks with Rosenberg who helps people reboot their lives, a story brought to you from our partners at PRI’s Podcast Playlist.
Apr. 26, 2018
Researchers Working On Drugs To Treat Some Autism Symptoms
Roughly one in 68 children have been identified with autism spectrum disorder, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And, for some of those kids, different kinds of therapy can prove effective in treating some of the symptoms.
Apr. 26, 2018
 NEA President:
Arizona is, of course, not the first state to have its teachers walk out over low pay and other conditions. Teachers in West Virginia, Oklahoma and other states have also caused work stoppages.
Apr. 26, 2018
The Takeaway: Teachers Take to Streets in Colorado and Arizona
In Colorado, teachers are planning to walk out on Friday to protest education funding and teacher salaries. But two GOP state lawmakers have come up with a prospective response to the planned strike, making it illegal.
Apr. 26, 2018
The Takeaway: Alabama Memorial Confronts America
The National Memorial For Peace And Justice opens in Montgomery, Alabama today. The monument, conceived by the Equal Justice Initiative, intends to memorialize the more than 4,000 known victims of lynching in this country.
Apr. 26, 2018
Arizona Wine Industry Finally Getting National Recognition
According to the Arizona Department of Tourism, the Arizona wine industry here is up $20 million over the past six years, and more than 50 percent of local winery visitors are from out of state.
Apr. 26, 2018
Local First Arizona
"Buying local" is a catch phrase we’ve all heard, but you can only tell people to "buy local" if there are strong local businesses to buy from. That’s where the Local First Arizona Foundation comes in.
Apr. 26, 2018
Lawmakers, Governor Try to Agree On Pay Raise Plan
As teachers march to the capitol today, inside the capitol, lawmakers and the governor are trying to figure out what a pay raise plan will look like.
Apr. 26, 2018
Arizona School Counselors Join #RedForEd Walkout
School counselors are also a part of today’s #RedForEd walkout. The Arizona School Counselors Association gave their members a multiple choice poll — and 71 percent supported joining their teaching peers.
Apr. 26, 2018
Arizona Superintendent Has A Warning For Teachers Walking Out
Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas said the Arizona Department of Education will not hesitate to take disciplinary action against teachers who do not do their jobs.
Apr. 26, 2018
Educators Walk Out In Largest Teacher Strike In Arizona History
Tens of thousands of teachers in Arizona walked out of classrooms in the largest teacher strike in state history. Phoenix police estimate that more than 50,000 people participated in the #RedForEd event at the Arizona Capitol.
Superintendent Has A Warning For Teachers Walking Out
Apr. 26, 2018
Arizona Educators Walking Out Of Schools, But Not On Their Students
More than 600,000 Arizona students rely on free lunch programs, according to the Arizona Food Bank Association, and many educators, especially those at Title I schools where majority of the students qualify for free or reduced-price breakfast and lunches, worried about their students.
Apr. 26, 2018

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