Education

Arizona Education Leader Thinks Its Too Early To Reopen Schools
Guidance from the state and health department are fueling plans to reopen classrooms beginning this fall. However, Arizona Education Association’s Marisol Garcia, says this is too soon because some schools open as early as mid-July.
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Nogales Superintendent: How Many Students Are We Actually Getting Back?
School leaders now have guidance for reopening their classrooms for the upcoming school year, but the execution of the state’s plan will not be uniform across Arizona. In particular, small and rural districts may be facing a more difficult return to normalcy.
June 2, 2020
Arizona Releases Plan For Reopening Schools
The Arizona Department of Education on Monday morning released its road map for reopening schools in the fall. In a letter, Superintendent Kathy Hoffman said the plan was developed with the help of public health experts and education leaders across Arizona.
June 1, 2020
Poll: 20% Of Teachers Unlikely To Return To Classrooms
A new USA Today/Ipsos survey released last week finds 20% of teachers nationally are unlikely to return to classrooms when they reopen. Marisol Garcia with the Arizona Education Association said she expects that trend to be mirrored in the state because of the coronavirus pandemic.
June 1, 2020
Black Mothers Forum Joins Worldwide Chorus Denouncing Floyd Death
A Phoenix-based public interest group has joined a chorus of people worldwide who are denouncing the alleged killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police.
May 31, 2020
AZ University Presidents Propose Suspending Their Pay Increases
An Arizona Board of Regents committee is supporting a proposal to suspend previously scheduled pay increases for university presidents.
May 28, 2020
Gov. Ducey: Schools Will Reopen In Fall, Youth Sports Can Resume
Arizona youth sports and summer day camps can resume, and schools will reopen in the fall following closures because of the coronavirus outbreak, Gov. Doug Ducey announced Thursday. But it won't be a complete return to normal.
May 28, 2020
Fall At UA Could Include A Quarantined Dorm, Sports With No Fans
The University of Arizona has fewer than 90 days to decide what its fall semester will look like and whether–and how many students–will be living and taking classes on campus. The university began holding regular updates by its task force last week, and its latest was Wednesday.
May 28, 2020
Chandler High Graduate:
The Show is giving a few graduating Arizona seniors an opportunity to share their observations. Miranda Gonzalez is graduating Thursday from Chandler High School, which is holding a virtual ceremony.
May 28, 2020
AZ Summer Camps Are Open, But With Safety Guidelines In Place
Most schools in the Valley have officially wrapped up until the fall, meaning dozens of summer camps are set to open for the next few months. However, public health officials have laid out specific safety guidelines that camps will need to follow.
May 27, 2020
UA Testing A COVID-19 Contact Tracing Mobile App
The University of Arizona’s Campus Reentry Task Force is holding weekly briefings to update the public on its plans for the fall semester. Officials discussed Wednesday using a mobile app to expand the university's contact tracing efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on its campus.
May 27, 2020
AZ Memory Project Preserves Navajo Times Beginnings
The Navajo Times newspaper is publishing news right now in the midst of a crisis for its people. But the paper began back in the 1950s as something very different. And now, the earliest years of the paper are being digitized as part of the Arizona State Library's Arizona Memory Project.
May 27, 2020
Cactus High Graduate:
Hannah Manzanares graduated from Cactus High School during a drive-by ceremony Friday. The Peoria Unified School District has plans for an in-person event at State Farm Stadium in Glendale in late June, if conditions allow.
May 27, 2020
Word S3 E10: Ecopoetry And Asian And Pacific Islander American Heritage Month — Part 2
Before we go on summer break, we close out Season 3 of “Word” by continuing our celebration of Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month with honest conversations about how those communities are coping in the age of COVID-19.
May 27, 2020
MCCCD Board Considering Reducing Tuition For Fall
The Maricopa County Community College District’s board heard nine tuition reduction proposals at its Tuesday meeting. The most generous would offer free tuition to all students, but most board members leaned toward plans that included discounts of 25 to 50%.
May 27, 2020
Navajos Lose Their Wisdom Keepers
COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting older tribal members throughout Indian Country. On the Navajo Nation 157 people have died from issues related to coronavirus. The deaths of these elders means the loss of ceremonies, stories, language and cultural wisdom.
May 27, 2020
2020 Arizona High School Graduates Share Their Thoughts
As the school year wraps up, it is high school graduation season. But, instead of taking place in theaters or stadiums, most ceremonies are being held virtually, at least for now. We’re giving a few graduating Arizona seniors an opportunity to share their observation.
May 26, 2020
Pandemic Changing How University Research Projects Happen
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot about how universities have had to operate. In many cases, that includes the research projects that were underway in a number of subject areas.
May 26, 2020
Arizona Public Schools Face Distance Learning Gap This Fall
Most Arizona traditional public schools are officially on summer break beginning this week. When students return, one advocate predicts schools will have a wide learning gap to close.
May 26, 2020
Rocky Point Hopes To Establish Binational Health Corridor With Arizona
Two years ago, Arizona and neighboring Sonora implemented a safety corridor along the highway to the popular beach destination Rocky Point. Now, that city is looking to collaborate on a so-called “health corridor” to keep tourists safe during the coronavirus pandemic.
May 26, 2020
Child Care Facilities Struggling Following Shutdown
As businesses reopen across the Phoenix area following the end of Gov. Doug Ducey’s stay-at-home order, child care facilities are struggling with the aftermath of the two-month closure. There are more than 2,500 licensed child care centers in Arizona, yet only 800 have returned to operation.
May 26, 2020