Tom Horne, Arizona’s new superintendent of public instruction, campaigned against the instruction of critical race theory in schools. Now in office, Horne’s throwing his support behind a bill that would keep teachers from talking about race in certain ways.
February is Black History Month across the United States. But how is it being examined in Arizona? It depends who you ask — keeping in mind the few answers which show up in a single story about the topic certainly shouldn't be considered exhaustive. → More coverage of race and diversity
Arizona schools are facing this spending cap now. In fact, if lawmakers don’t act by March 1, schools won’t be able to spend the money lawmakers have allocated to them — something even Arizona's new, conservative Superintendent Tom Horne warned would be devastating for schools. So how did we get here? Who is to blame?
Last year, GOP lawmakers made sure COVID-19 vaccines are no longer required for students to attend school. A new bill this year would ban schools from requiring students to be immunized with any future “emergency use” vaccines.
Experts estimate school closures during the COVID-19 pandemic affected 95% of the global student population. New research underscores the need for policies and practices to address the resulting setbacks.
Lots of people track the number of steps they take every day. But how many of us track the kind of steps we take? And how many of us would be willing to potentially imitate a classic Monty Python sketch to get more out of our steps?
Jan. 27 is Holocaust Remembrance Day. Holocaust and genocide education is now mandatory for Arizona middle and high school students, and educators are looking to students for a modern way to keep the message alive. And they’re counting on an unlikely platform, the social media site TikTok.
A House subcommittee held a hearing Thursday to review the state’s Aggregate Expenditure Limit (AEL). The Legislature made historic investments in public schools last summer, but districts can’t use those funds until the spending cap is waived.
Can you ban a word? Well, if you ask Arkansas’ new governor, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the answer would be yes. Linguist Megan Figueroa says banning a word flies in the face of the way we use language itself.
The Arizona House Education Committee advanced a bill Tuesday that would allow school boards to terminate a superintendent's contract for violating board policy or if one or more schools in the district receive a D or F letter grade for at least three years.
Too many Arizona students are missing too much school. That’s among the findings of a new report from Helios Education Foundation and others that looks at the issue of chronic absenteeism in grades K-8.
During seventh grade at Phoenix Indian School, Pershlie Ami signed up to go on what the school called an “outing” — promoted as opportunities for Native American students to earn spending money off campus. They were opportunities — for cheap labor.