Arizona Education News


ABOR Approves 2-Year Contract Extension For UA Coach Barnes
The Arizona Board of Regents has approved a two-year contract extension for the University of Arizona’s women’s basketball head coach Aida Barnes. The extension comes after Barnes and her team made it to the NCAA women’s basketball tournament finals.
New UA Mens Basketball Coach Introduced In Tucson
The University of Arizona’s pick to be the new head coach of its men’s basketball team took questions from local reporters for the first time Thursday.
April 15, 2021
ABOR Votes To Keep Tuition Flat For In-State Undergraduate Students
For a second year in a row, the Arizona Board of Regents has voted not to increase tuition for in-state undergraduate students for the next school year as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
April 15, 2021
Explore Phoenixs Ancient Canals, Farmland With This App
For many generations before Phoenix became Arizona's capital, it was a very diverse place full of canals and fascinating topography. A Deeper Map app allows users to find out more about where they may be currently standing in metro Phoenix — including what ancient canals and farmland looked like.
April 14, 2021
Senate Passes Bill That Bans Prohibiting Tribal Regalia At Graduations
The Arizona Senate has passed a bill that would prohibit public schools from banning Native American students from wearing traditional tribal regalia or objects of cultural significance to their graduation ceremonies.
April 13, 2021
UA Strongly Urging Students To Get A Vaccine By Friday
The university is encouraging students to get a vaccine by Friday so they can be fully vaccinated by the end of the semester, especially if they are leaving southern Arizona for the summer break.
April 13, 2021
Pandemic Creating Lag In Autism Diagnoses For Kids
Roughly one in 54 children is affected by autism, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and experts say the earlier a child can be diagnosed and start getting services, the better. But for many families, that’s been a challenge during the pandemic.
April 13, 2021
This Teens Concerns About Arizonas New Gun Bill Date Back To The 2011 Tucson Shooting
State senators are considering a bill that would allow anyone 18 years and older to keep a loaded gun inside their vehicle while in a school parking lot. But for 17-year-old Tillie Douglas, this bill becoming law is a scary proposition.
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April 13, 2021
Word S5:E5 — The Valley Of The Poet
National Poetry Month continues and after a virtual trip to Tucson last episode, we come back to the “Valley of the Poet” and explore some intriguing questions.
April 13, 2021
First-Year Teacher Talks About Challenges In Classroom
This school year has been a challenging one for teachers, filled with a lot of uncertainty. And for first-year dance teacher Alisza Smith, it’s been that and then some.
April 12, 2021
Arizona Teens Share Why Theyre Getting COVID-19 Vaccines
Individuals ages 19 and under make up about 16% of all COVID-19 cases reported in the state, according to Friday figures from the Arizona Department of Health Services. They account for 28 of the state’s 17,000 COVID-19 deaths.
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April 12, 2021
U.S. Hustles Stronger Defense Against Worsening Cyberattacks
With nearly everything connected, hackers can stealthily move around once they breach a system. The state’s equivalent to a fire engine for responding to cyberattacks has been called to action in Arizona seven times since 2019. The Homeland Security secretary recently warned that cyberattacks are on the verge of life-threatening.
April 12, 2021
2 Youth Arts Organizations Partner For Swan Lake
The School of Ballet Arizona and the Phoenix Youth Symphony Orchestras have partnered up to put on performances of "Swan Lake." For many students with the arts groups, this may be their first time performing live together, dancing to live music or playing a full ballet.
April 11, 2021
Biden Proposes Expanding Pell Grant To DACA Students
President Joe Biden is requesting additional funding for the federal Pell grant for college students to raise the maximum award amount and expand it to recipients of the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals program.
April 9, 2021
Finalists Announced For Vacant Rio Salado College President Position
The Maricopa County Community College District has announced four finalists for its vacant Rio Salado College president position.
April 9, 2021
AZ Schools Have New Anti-Racism Training Program They Can Use
Arizona public schools have a new anti-racism training program at their disposal, thanks to the Arizona Educational Foundation.
April 9, 2021
Latino Students, Leaders Hopeful For Perspective Incoming NAU President Can Bring
José Luis Cruz's appointment as the next president of Northern Arizona University is a historic moment for the Flagstaff-based institution. For the first time in the school's 122-year history, a Latino will take the helm. NAU Latino students are excited to see what Cruz will do.
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April 9, 2021
Why Did UA Take So Long To Fire Sean Miller?
The University of Arizona fired head men’s basketball coach Sean Miller April 7. Reports surfaced in late 2017 that Miller and his program were under investigation by the NCAA for multiple violations involving inappropriate recruiting practices. The FBI was also involved in those investigations.
April 8, 2021
Hoffman: Ed Dept. Focusing On Sustainable Projects
On April 6, The Show spoke with State Rep. Michelle Udall, who chairs the House Education Committee and had written a letter to Superintendent Kathy Hoffman calling on Hoffman to release an estimated $70 million to $85 million in federal funding to help certain districts fend off impending teacher layoffs. Superintendent Hoffman spoke with The Show.
April 7, 2021
Arizona Lawmakers Consider Opt-In Requirement For Sex Ed
A bill under consideration at the Arizona Capitol would require parents to opt in before their children could take sex education classes. Parents can currently opt their kids out of those classes, but SB 1456 would reverse that.
April 7, 2021
Sean Miller Out As UA Mens Basketball Coach
Arizona has parted ways with men's basketball coach Sean Miller as the program awaits its fate in an NCAA infractions investigation. The school announced Wednesday that Miller will be leaving the program and associate head coach Jack Murphy will serve as interim head coach.
April 7, 2021