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Scottsdale District Looking For Solutions For Students Under Quarantine
What happens to students who need to quarantine after possible exposure to someone infected with COVID-19? At Scottsdale Unified School District, the plan was to have these students join its enhanced distance learning classes. But parents of distance learners are raising concerns.
Oct. 20, 2020
NAU Starting Spring Semester Virtually, Canceling Spring Break
Northern Arizona University has announced it's starting the first two weeks of its spring semester with online classes like it in fall semester, University President Rita Cheng announced Tuesday. This will push back move-in dates for students living in the residence halls.
Oct. 20, 2020
Mexico Wants An Aztec Headdress Back — And Controversy Follows
For years, many Mexicans have longed for the return of a 16th century Aztec feathered crown that lies in a European museum. The Mexican president’s wife went on a mission to try to get it borrowed — but the visit reignited a debate about its significance.
Oct. 20, 2020
Tohono O’odham Commit $1M Each To UA, ASU To Fight COVID-19
The Tohono O’odham Nation has committed $1 million to the University of Arizona and another million to Arizona State University to help researchers continue to fight COVID-19.
Oct. 20, 2020
Scottsdale District: Students With COVID-19 Still Coming To School
The Scottsdale Unified School District is raising concerns over some behaviors by students and families that may be behind the increase of cases it saw in the past week. As of last Thursday, the district had 25 known, lab-confirmed, active cases of COVID in students and staff, up from nine cases in the prior week.
Oct. 20, 2020
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
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.
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