Education News

Republican lawmakers on Tuesday defended tax cuts in the budget deal they made with Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey despite demands from teachers for an end to further revenue cuts until schools are fully funded.
May. 22, 2019
The Maricopa County Community College District chief operating officer presented budget requests at a special governing board meeting Tuesday. Those requests included a 2 percent raise or at least $1,000 for all full-time faculty and classified staff. Adjunct faculty and temporary hourly employees would also get a pay raise.
May. 21, 2019
The state Board of Education voted Monday to scrap a rule that requires sex education classes in Arizona to "promote honor and respect for monogamous heterosexual marriage.''
May. 21, 2019
Gov. Doug Ducey and Republican legislative leaders have struck a deal on a nearly $12 billion budget. It includes a $325 million tax cut, some additional education funding, a deposit into the rainy day fund and pay raises for corrections officers.
May. 21, 2019
As legislators work to hammer out a budget deal this week, they’ll be greeted by #RedforEd teachers mobilizing to call for more education funding.
May. 20, 2019
As cable news outlets have cemented themselves more in the national consciousness, and online sources of information have become more popular than traditional newspapers in many places, it’s increasingly difficult to find unbiased news.
May. 17, 2019
The number of non-citizens living in Phoenix are worth more than $1 billion in funding over the next decade. If the Supreme Court allows the citizenship question, Phoenix would have less than a year to convince undocumented people not to fear outing themselves to the federal government.
May. 16, 2019
“We were trying to prevent homes from getting damaged, but then we just realized why can’t we just stop the flooding from happening in the first place?” students asked.
May. 15, 2019
“This allows our local voters to support their schools by providing just a little bit more, 15 percent of our budget, so we can do the programs and provide the quality teachers we’ve been providing for years,” said Scott Thompson, a Mesa Public Schools assistant superintendent.
May. 15, 2019
The Federal Communications Commission estimates that about one-third of the people living on tribal lands don't have access to high-speed internet, but others say the figure is twice as high. That's partly because homes on remote reservations are spread far apart.
May. 15, 2019
“At the end of the day the problem is mental health, whether the weapon chosen is a gun, a knife or something else,” said Republican Sen. Kate Brophy McGee who sponsored a bill that included language for the task force.
May. 14, 2019
Nebraska-based Creighton University is set to open a health services campus in Phoenix in a few years — and an Arizona nonprofit is donating $10 million to help fund development of the school.
May. 13, 2019
We’re all familiar with conspiracy theories. Sometimes they’re the equivalent of legends or tall tales, or they can approach the realm of reality where evidence and facts could be compatible. But what if we take “theory” out of the phrase and focus on just the “conspiracy” part?
May. 13, 2019
Arizona has the worst student-to-counselor ratio in the country, and Gov. Ducey's funding proposal may not be enough to meet the need.
May. 13, 2019
Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman is hiring for a new position: an associate superintendent of equity, diversity and inclusion.
May. 10, 2019
The Arizona State Library will award more than $675,000 in grant money to 53 libraries across the state. The money comes from the federal Library Services and Technology Act and is used to support library services in all 50 states.
May. 9, 2019
In 2000, voters in Arizona passed a so-called “English-only” law, which requires students who don’t speak English to be placed in what’s called Structured English Immersion programs, where they learn English apart from every other subject. Those programs, however, have been met with a lot of criticism.
May. 9, 2019
Teachers, counselors and principals in Arizona public school districts and charter schools must receive suicide awareness and prevention training at least every three years under legislation signed by Gov. Doug Ducey.
May. 9, 2019
What can educators and parents do to improve how students are learning, even if funding shortfalls continue?
May. 7, 2019
Unable to get even a hearing on his plan, Rep. Mark Finchem, R-Oro Valley, is now working with parents and some teachers to put a measure on the 2020 Arizona ballot to block educators from engaging in classroom political advocacy.
May. 7, 2019

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