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Ducey: Sanders Endorsement Of Prop. 208 Shows Its Bad For AZ
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey called U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders' recent endorsement of Proposition 208 proof of what a bad idea it is. Ducey weighed in on the issue during U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' visit to a Phoenix charter school.
Encouraged By Its COVID-19 Testing Data, UA Expands In-Person Classes
University of Arizona classes of up to 50 students will be allowed to meet in-person starting week as long as its COVID-19 testing data continues to head in the right direction, the Tucson-based institution announced on Monday. Currently, in-person classes are limited those with 30 or fewer students.
Oct. 19, 2020
ABOR Committee Discusses Its Vision For NAU, Its Next President
A commitment to diversity was one of the things members from the Arizona Board of Regents' Northern Arizona University presidential search advisory committee said they want to see from the university's future and its next leader.
Oct. 16, 2020
Researchers Discover Fossils Of New Species In Arizona
Researchers have discovered fossils of a tiny burrowing reptile among a vast expanse of petrified wood in eastern Arizona. The new species has been named Skybalonyx skapter, a part of a group known as drepanosaurs from the Triassic Period, about 220 million years ago.
Oct. 16, 2020
Ducey Announces $500K In Microgrants For New Education Ideas
The Governor's Office is allocating an additional $500,000 in microgrants to support innovative education programs in traditional school districts, charters and new micro school groups, Gov. Ducey announced Thursday following a roundtable discussion with U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos at the Phoenix International Academy charter schools.
Oct. 15, 2020
UA Cancels Spring Break Citing COVID-19 Concerns
The University of Arizona has canceled its spring break 2021. This adjustment is necessary to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the Tucson community and the nation by reducing travel by faculty, staff and students, said Liesl Folks, the university's senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, in an email.
Oct. 14, 2020
The Case For And Against Arizona Proposition 208 Invest in Ed Act
Voter have to decide on two citizen initiatives that qualified for this year's ballot. The Show is bringing you elevator pitches of sorts from the supporters and the opponents of these proposals, starting with Proposition 208, or the Invest in Education Act.
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Oct. 14, 2020
New Initiative Aims To Improve Student College And Career Readiness
The Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation has launched Elevate Ed AZ, a new initiative aimed at bridging the gap between business leaders and students. The goal is to improve college and career readiness, said the foundation and its partner, the Phoenix Union High School District.
Oct. 13, 2020
How Lack Of AC In U.S. Schools Can Hurt Students
R. Jisung Park's research shows that heat is having an effect on racial achievement gaps in this country. According to his data, while 90 to 95% of American households have some form of air-conditioning, only 40% of schools have complete AC.
Oct. 13, 2020
Performing, Visual Artists Innovate To Keep Audiences Engaged
Creatives continue to struggle amid the coronavirus pandemic. For those in the performing and visual arts, they’re turning to new methods to keep audiences safe, but also engaged.
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Oct. 13, 2020
UA Starts More In-Person Class, Looks To Thanksgiving Travel
The University of Arizona started in-person classes of 30 or fewer students on Monday. This means 1,500 students are joining the 6,200 who have been taking essential in-person courses.
Oct. 12, 2020
Position At ASU Will Study How Arts Shape Culture, Social Change
What role do the arts play in society? How do they respond to or shape our culture and current events? Those are the kinds of questions Deborah Cullinant thinks about, and will be bringing to a new position at ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.
Oct. 12, 2020
Boas: Why The Arizona Republic Says Vote No On Prop. 208
The Arizona Republic's editorial board gave the thumbs down to Proposition 208, also known as Invest in Ed. If passed, it would increase the income tax on people who make at least $250,000 a year to pump hundreds of millions of dollars into the state's K-12 system.
Oct. 12, 2020
What Arizona School District Bonds, Overrides Mean
While the presidential election and the race for the late Sen. John McCain’s Senate seat dominate the headlines, Arizona voters will also see a number of local races for school board seats and school district bond measures. One group wants to educate voters on education.
Oct. 12, 2020
San Tan Foothills High School Closed Due To Outbreak
The Pinal County Public Health Department has ordered San Tan Foothills High School to close until at least Oct. 21 after a cluster of COVID-19 cases was identified in the school community.
Oct. 11, 2020
OSIRIS-REx Bennu Findings Good News For Oct. 20 Sample Retrieval
Researchers from the University of Arizona-led OSIRIS-REx mission have published a series of papers in the journals Science and Science Advances describing the asteroid Bennu. The results are both surprising and promising.
Oct. 10, 2020
Former NAU Football Player Signs With Baltimore Ravens
A former Northern Arizona University football player may have just gotten his first big break in the NFL. The Baltimore Ravens have signed former NAU Lumberjack cornerback Khalil Dorsey, 22, to their 53-man roster. While at NAU, Dorsey made the 2018 all-Big Sky division first team
Oct. 10, 2020
Federal Program Investing $2M To Address AZ School Violence
Five organizations will receive over $2 million from the Department of Justice to address school violence in Arizona, U.S. Attorney Michael Bailey announced Friday.
Oct. 9, 2020
ASU Students Launch Center-Right Publication
It has been said that this is a unique time to be in journalism, and some ASU students have entered the fray and are looking to carve out a niche for their voices. The Western Tribune features both news and opinion, with the latter slanting right-of-center. Joe Pitts is the co-founder and editor-in-chief.
Oct. 9, 2020
Voters To Decide Final Outcome Of The Invest In Ed Movement
Two years ago, advocates behind a proposed income tax surcharge that aimed to raise money for public education in Arizona — the Invest in Ed initiative — suffered a huge blow when the court ruled to remove it from the ballot. Now the future of the Invest in Ed, Proposition 208, is in the hands of the voters.
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Oct. 9, 2020
Mesa Schools To Start 5 Days Of In-Person Instruction
Mesa Public Schools, the state’s largest school district, announced Thursday that students will be able to attend in-person classes for the full week starting on Monday.
Oct. 8, 2020