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Phoenix Union High School District Staying Remote Until March
The Phoenix Union High School District, which serves more than 28,000 students, announced Friday that it will continue distance learning into March. The district hasn’t reopened classrooms since the pandemic began.
Jan. 22, 2021
Duceys Budget Proposes $200 Million Tax Cut
Gov. Doug Ducey wants to reduce taxes by $200 million this coming budget year — and another $200 million a year in each of the following two years — but isn't ready to say who he wants to get that relief.
Jan. 15, 2021
The World Is Shrinking: How Global Dispute Resolution Works In 2021
Disputes happen between countries on a daily basis. Unfortunately, some are fought on battlefields and lead to deaths. But most end up in courtrooms or arbitration hearings, and it takes a certain expertise to understand how the laws of other nations work.
Jan. 15, 2021
Judge Rejects 1 Of Many Challenges To Proposition 208
A judge on Thursday rejected one of several constitutional challenges to a new voter-approved tax on the wealthy to fund education but put off deciding on several other legal arguments brought by opponents.
Jan. 15, 2021
School Staff, Child Care Workers To Get Own Vaccine Sites
Maricopa County is planning to launch specialized points of dispensing or “PODs” just for K-12 school staff and child care workers.
Jan. 14, 2021
Superintendent Hoffman Frustrated By Governors Remarks In State Of The State
Gov. Doug Ducey’s statement on funding public schools has raised many eyebrows since his State of the State speech — and many education advocates took the words as a threat: Return to in-person learning or lose funding.
Jan. 12, 2021
Despite Pandemic, Avondale Schools Make After-School Support Programs Work
Two Avondale schools are making their after-school support programs work, despite the pandemic.
Jan. 12, 2021
ASU Starting Spring Semester With Encouraging Enrollment Numbers
Approximately, 122,000 ASU students are enrolled for the spring semester, an increase of more than 7% over last January. Some of the biggest jumps were among its master’s degree students and ASU Online students.
Jan. 12, 2021
AIA Votes To Reinstate High School Winter Sports
Winter sports for Arizona high school athletes are back on after the Arizona Interscholastic Association board voted Tuesday to overturn its decision days ago to cancel them.
Jan. 12, 2021
Gov. Ducey Defends COVID-19 Response In 7th State Of The State
Gov. Doug Ducey used his annual State of the State address to laud his administration’s COVID-19 policies and spread a hopeful message now that vaccines are being distributed in Arizona.
WATCH: Ducey Delivers State Of The State
Jan. 11, 2021
GCU, UA To Serve As Vaccine Distribution Sites For Their Counties
Grand Canyon University and the University of Arizona are gearing up to open as COVID-19 vaccination sites for Maricopa and Pima counties, they announced Monday.
Jan. 11, 2021
Colleges Starting Semester With More Online Classes, COVID Testing
Arizona colleges and universities are planning to continue offering a combination of in-person, hybrid and online classes, and implement COVID-19 mitigation strategies as they start their spring semesters this week. One big difference this semester is the cancellation of spring semester due to COVID-19-related concerns.
Jan. 11, 2021
ASU Workers Demand Remote Learning, Access To Vaccines
Last week, Arizona State University announced professors who are teaching in person are next in line for COVID-19 vaccines. Campus workers are upset they’re not included and immediately requested all sorts of changes for the spring semester starting Monday.
Jan. 10, 2021
Peoria Schools Shut; Teachers Protest In-Person Learning
As of Sunday morning, so many teachers from Peoria School District called in sick to protest in-person learning that a dozen schools won’t have enough staff for classes on Monday.
Jan. 10, 2021
AIA Cancels High School Winter Sports
High school athletes who play winter sports in Arizona won’t get to finish their seasons this year. Officials say low hospital capacity due to the pandemic drove a decision to cancel the games.
Jan. 9, 2021
School Staff, Adults Over 75 Can Begin Requesting Vaccines Monday
Maricopa County will enter phase 1B in its COVID-19 vaccination plan Monday. This phase makes the vaccine available to school staff and childcare workers, law enforcement and adults age 75 and older.
Jan. 7, 2021
Med School Applications Up At UA College Of Medicine
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to worsen and the number of infections, hospitalizations and deaths continues to rise in Arizona and elsewhere, medical schools say they’re seeing an increase in applications. And in some cases, they’re seeing a big increase.
Jan. 7, 2021
Climate Change Behind Mongolias Near-Record Setting Air Pressure Level
Now, Mongolia may enter the climate record books for the highest surface air pressure ever recorded. Arizona State University professor and climatologist Randy Cerveny coordinates the World Meteorological Organization’s evaluation of climate extremes. He’s looking into the Mongolia numbers.
Jan. 7, 2021
ASU Employees Forming Union Hope To Engage With University Quickly
Employees at Arizona State University are in the process of forming a union. Laurie Stoff is on the organizing committee and says members don’t see themselves as being adversarial with the university, but rather as dedicated employees trying to make ASU the best it can be.
Jan. 6, 2021
Pinal County Educators Begin Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine
Pinal County entered Phase 1B last week of COVID-19 vaccinations, making it the first county, and until Tuesday, was the only county in the state to reach that phase. This means Pinal County educators are now eligible to sign up to get the vaccine, along with health-care workers and others in the Phase 1A category.
Jan. 5, 2021