Education

The Arizona House approved a bill Thursday requiring high school students to complete at least one-half course credit in economics to study personal finance.
Arizona’s largest public university announced Friday it is raising tuition each year by less than three percent for resident undergraduate students over the next decade.
Mar. 22, 2019
ASU has been working in Maryvale to help residents figure out solutions to community challenges as part of the Maryvale One Square Mile Initiative.
Mar. 21, 2019
Arizona State University is creating a for-profit spinoff to promote its online programs, as reported by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The venture, however, is majority-owned by a company that has run into some controversy as of late.
Mar. 20, 2019
Arizona put Murphy Elementary School District under receivership last year, when the Board of Education learned the schools were having major budget problems.
Mar. 19, 2019
Last month, Duke University’s freshman superstar men’s basketball player Zion Williamson did something that most of us had never seen. It wasn’t a 360 dunk or a halfcourt swish. He slipped and twisted his knee because his left shoe quite literally came apart.
Mar. 19, 2019
The Arizona Board of Regents has released a study analyzing the impact all three state universities have on their local economies.
Mar. 19, 2019
The issue of sexual assault on college campuses has become ubiquitous with certain schools and certain athletic departments. Arizona Daily Star investigative reporter Caitlin Schmidt takes a broader look at how schools like Baylor have revamped their Title IX programs in response.
Mar. 18, 2019
The investigation unveiled last week around actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin put the spotlight on how wealthy, powerful people work to get their children into what are considered top-tier universities. To help answer some of those questions, Eric Hoover, senior writer for The Chronicle of Higher Education, joined The Show.
Mar. 18, 2019
Last week, the state Senate gave its OK to a bill that its sponsor calls the most significant reform to the governance of charter schools since they were established. Critics, however, see it differently, and argue the measure is essentially toothless. The bill is now moving to the Arizona House.
Mar. 18, 2019
Arizona students will take part in a global effort to take on climate change. The Arizona Youth Climate Strike on Friday afternoon is one of more than a hundred across the country; the version here will run from 4-6 p.m. at the Arizona Capitol.
Mar. 15, 2019
The Arizona Senate passed a charter school reform and oversight bill on Thursday that opponents say lost most of its bite along the way. Though the bill’s sponsor, State Sen. Kate Brophy McGee, fiercely argued otherwise.
Mar. 15, 2019
A bill that would let employers pay some young workers less that the minimum wage hit a snag on Thursday amid questions of whether it will discourage people from going to school. That possibility worries Republican Sen. Tyler Pace.
Mar. 15, 2019
Republicans in the Arizona Senate voted Thursday to impose new rules in charter schools over the objections of Democrats who said the legislation doesn't do enough to end problems.
Mar. 15, 2019
A bill that supporters say would address some of the concerns with the way charter schools are operated in Arizona is set for a final Senate vote today. the chamber gave its preliminary OK on Wednesday, and if it passes on Thursday, would move on to the state House.
Mar. 14, 2019
Before there was the #MeToo movement, there was 1999 book "Speak." The young adult novel about the aftermath of a sexual assault became a fixture in libraries and classrooms, including some in Arizona. Now the author is out with a new memoir in poetry, "Shout."
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Mar. 14, 2019
Numbers indicate that it is more difficult for community college students to be admitted into so-called “highly competitive” four-year universities than it is for high school graduates.
Mar. 13, 2019
It was announced recently that 50 people were charged with bribery and other crimes in an effort to get children from wealthy families into the country’s most prestigious universities.
Mar. 13, 2019
“Children can’t ... learn if they don’t eat,” said Angie Rogers, president and CEO of the Association of Arizona Food Banks, during an Education Committee hearing earlier this year. “This bill eliminates the risk children don’t eat if they can’t pay.”
Mar. 12, 2019
The sci-fi genre is full of tales of humans exploring Mars, often because they’re drawn to learning something that could, possibly, change the scope of the universe. But there are many real scientists today working on ways to get us to Mars and readily adjust once we get there.
Mar. 12, 2019
The Arizona Board of Regents is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Arizona Attorney General targeting state colleges’ real estate dealings. In recent years, Arizona State University has made several lucrative deals with private developers. University-owned land is exempt from taxes.
Mar. 12, 2019