Education

Teacher pay was at the heart of the #RedForEd Movement in 2018, which led to teacher walkouts and action by Gov. Doug Ducey with his 20X2020 plan.
Arizona schools will receive more money than they have in almost a decade to buy new supplies and fix aging buildings, but in the state’s largest district and others around the state, this money isn’t always going to capital needs like textbooks, desks and building repairs.
June 13, 2019
The Office of Refugee Resettlement, which oversees government-funded shelters in Arizona, is slashing education, legal aid and recreation for migrant kids.
June 5, 2019
If you have a child with disabilities and have had challenges related to high school graduation KJZZ’s Mariana Dale wants to talk to you. Email her at [email protected] or call 480-774-8237.
June 4, 2019
Arizona lawmakers worked through the night over the holiday weekend to pass a nearly $12 billion budget, one that drew criticism from Democrats and many teachers involved in the #RedForEd Movement.
May 30, 2019
Within the span of two weeks this March, three people who had earlier been affected by gun violence died by suicide.
May 29, 2019
As lawmakers finalized the state budget late into the night over the holiday weekend, there were — once again — teachers wearing red watching from the gallery. But, instead of thousands, there were dozens — no marching band, no chants or megaphones.
May 29, 2019
The report does outline how and when education technology company Cengage exchanged money with ASU, in part, for having students buy subscriptions to its services.
May 28, 2019
Arizona’s state budget includes teacher pay raises, money to hire counselors, and, for the first time in decades, increases funding for rural juvenile detention center schools.
May 28, 2019
Everyone knows how the story of the Titanic ends. After the legendary ship hits an iceberg in 1912, it goes down in the North Atlantic — four days into a trip that was scheduled to end in New York City.
May 28, 2019
The Arizona budget includes $386 million in tax and fee cuts. Democrats fought against the tax cuts, saying the state should use the money to pay for education, highways, housing and other priorities.
May 28, 2019
Tissue biopsies to test for cancer can be invasive and potentially life-threatening. But researchers at the University of Arizona have developed a new blood test that can detect most major cancers.
May 27, 2019
Brian Jay Jones wrote "Becoming Dr. Seuss: Theodor Geisel and the Making of an American Imagination," and he joins The Show to talk about the author's early career in advertising.
May 24, 2019
In addition to the budget, Arizona lawmakers are also considering a bill that would allow some students on the Navajo Nation to continue using their Empowerment Scholarship Accounts at a New Mexico private school.
May 24, 2019
Even without knowing exactly what the context is, the phrase "echo chamber" has rather negative connotations. For most, it connotes a group of people who agree with each other about a subject and have gathered together to reinforce those beliefs, rather than challenge them.
May 23, 2019
Over the last several months, some Arizona Republican legislators have tried — and failed — to push forward controversial bills that would curtail political or religious talk in the classroom.
May 23, 2019
Despite the closer split between Democrats and Republicans in the Arizona Legislature, budget numbers indicate that K-12 funding isn't the priority many educators had hoped.
May 22, 2019
Republican lawmakers on Tuesday defended tax cuts in the budget deal they made with Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey despite demands from teachers for an end to further revenue cuts until schools are fully funded.
May 22, 2019
The Maricopa County Community College District chief operating officer presented budget requests at a special governing board meeting Tuesday. Those requests included a 2 percent raise or at least $1,000 for all full-time faculty and classified staff. Adjunct faculty and temporary hourly employees would also get a pay raise.
May 21, 2019
The state Board of Education voted Monday to scrap a rule that requires sex education classes in Arizona to "promote honor and respect for monogamous heterosexual marriage.''
May 21, 2019
Gov. Doug Ducey and Republican legislative leaders have struck a deal on a nearly $12 billion budget. It includes a $325 million tax cut, some additional education funding, a deposit into the rainy day fund and pay raises for corrections officers.
May 21, 2019