Education News

Study after study has proven that starting a child’s education right — and early — is essential in helping them achieve their goals in the future. But, study after study has also shown that we often fail to do this for kids — especially those born into poverty.
Dec. 14, 2018
More medical students today are going into more lucrative specialties instead of pursuing the much-needed general practitioner route.
Dec. 13, 2018
From LeBron James to Michelle Obama to Oprah, what kind of effect can celebrities have in the education realm? And is it all a good thing?
Dec. 12, 2018
“It was quite a difficult decision for our executive leadership to make because of the drastic changes that took place in the Western States Football League,” said spokesman Kris McBride. “It became obvious that a schedule really wasn’t feasible for us.”
Dec. 11, 2018
The University of Arizona is facing two lawsuits alleging gender discrimination. Both suits come from employees of the university.
Dec. 10, 2018
Arizona Western College eliminated its football program last week, leaving just one community college team in the state: Eastern Arizona College. That school is now weighing its options.
Dec. 8, 2018
The Jesuits West Province of the Society of Jesus has released a report of credible claims of sexual abuse of minors or vulnerable adults by clergy.
Dec. 7, 2018
143 new school buses are coming to Arizona - is your school district on the list?
Dec. 6, 2018
“Everybody has somebody on their shopping list that is just impossible to buy for, so we’re hoping to be able to provide something that is very custom and very personal that doesn’t require a big outlay of cash,” said Librarian Cherise Mead.
Dec. 5, 2018
Testing showed lead paint in the older building, which turned to dust because of water damage, according to the superintendent. Six classrooms had significant amounts of lead paint dust over the federal limit in the air.
Dec. 4, 2018
Over the course of the Great Recession, funding for Arizona’s state universities was cut dramatically by the legislature. And Arizona is behind many other states when it comes to residents who have some kind of post-high school degree or certificate.
Dec. 4, 2018
Fewer Arizona eighth, tenth and twelfth graders report smoking cigarettes in the past 30 days, but more are vaping and using marijuana.
Dec. 4, 2018
Maricopa County has about 200 juveniles in detention or probation programs. Officials have been using different programs to encourage personal growth rather than treating the youth like criminals. Teresa Tschupp, chief of staff for the juvenile probation department, says she wanted to giving teenagers in the county’s care more opportunities to reflect that attitude shift.
Arizona Group Is The Only Boy Scout Troop Behind Bars
Dec. 4, 2018
Ward and a volunteer crew of skate enthusiasts load dozens of battered skateboards, helmets and wrist guards into his white pickup truck and head to schools around the Valley to share their skateboarding skills. Now they're trying to get these students skateboards of their own.
Dec. 4, 2018
The original complaint sent by the faculty association cited several decisions made by district leadership that the group believes are improper.
Nov. 30, 2018
The Maricopa County Community College District is in the midst of massive change. Early this year, the District’s Governing Board eliminated the “meet and confer” provision. That departure was criticized by a number of faculty members.
Nov. 30, 2018
Hose that once helped firefighters put out flames is being repurposed to boost safety efforts in Queen Creek schools. The Queen Creek Fire and Medical Department donated 300 feet of old hose.
Nov. 27, 2018
Facing high costs at the former location, the center found a temporary place to put its education programs at Metrocenter Mall. Now the plan is to move into a former elementary school in the Paradise Valley School District.
Nov. 27, 2018
There are a lot of news stories swirling around that are not true, and a new game developed at ASU aims to show players how false stories are spread.
Nov. 27, 2018
While many schools and people who work in schools are more aware of bullying now than in generations past, there are still a lot of questions about it, and how to prevent it.
Nov. 26, 2018