Arizona Education News


Word S5:E5: National Poetry Month Part 2 — The Valley Of The Poet
National Poetry Month continues and after a virtual trip to Tucson last episode, we come back to the “Valley of the Poet” and explore some intriguing questions.
April 13, 2021
First-Year Teacher Talks About Challenges In Classroom
This school year has been a challenging one for teachers, filled with a lot of uncertainty. And for first-year dance teacher Alisza Smith, it’s been that and then some.
April 12, 2021
Arizona Teens Share Why Theyre Getting COVID-19 Vaccines
Individuals ages 19 and under make up about 16% of all COVID-19 cases reported in the state, according to Friday figures from the Arizona Department of Health Services. They account for 28 of the state’s 17,000 COVID-19 deaths.
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April 12, 2021
U.S. Hustles Stronger Defense Against Worsening Cyberattacks
With nearly everything connected, hackers can stealthily move around once they breach a system. The state’s equivalent to a fire engine for responding to cyberattacks has been called to action in Arizona seven times since 2019. The Homeland Security secretary recently warned that cyberattacks are on the verge of life-threatening.
April 12, 2021
2 Youth Arts Organizations Partner For Swan Lake
The School of Ballet Arizona and the Phoenix Youth Symphony Orchestras have partnered up to put on performances of "Swan Lake." For many students with the arts groups, this may be their first time performing live together, dancing to live music or playing a full ballet.
April 11, 2021
Biden Proposes Expanding Pell Grant To DACA Students
President Joe Biden is requesting additional funding for the federal Pell grant for college students to raise the maximum award amount and expand it to recipients of the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals program.
April 9, 2021
Finalists Announced For Vacant Rio Salado College President Position
The Maricopa County Community College District has announced four finalists for its vacant Rio Salado College president position.
April 9, 2021
AZ Schools Have New Anti-Racism Training Program They Can Use
Arizona public schools have a new anti-racism training program at their disposal, thanks to the Arizona Educational Foundation.
April 9, 2021
Latino Students, Leaders Hopeful For Perspective Incoming NAU President Can Bring
José Luis Cruz's appointment as the next president of Northern Arizona University is a historic moment for the Flagstaff-based institution. For the first time in the school's 122-year history, a Latino will take the helm. NAU Latino students are excited to see what Cruz will do.
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April 9, 2021
Why Did UA Take So Long To Fire Sean Miller?
The University of Arizona fired head men’s basketball coach Sean Miller April 7. Reports surfaced in late 2017 that Miller and his program were under investigation by the NCAA for multiple violations involving inappropriate recruiting practices. The FBI was also involved in those investigations.
April 8, 2021
Hoffman: Ed Dept. Focusing On Sustainable Projects
On April 6, The Show spoke with State Rep. Michelle Udall, who chairs the House Education Committee and had written a letter to Superintendent Kathy Hoffman calling on Hoffman to release an estimated $70 million to $85 million in federal funding to help certain districts fend off impending teacher layoffs. Superintendent Hoffman spoke with The Show.
April 7, 2021
Arizona Lawmakers Consider Opt-In Requirement For Sex Ed
A bill under consideration at the Arizona Capitol would require parents to opt in before their children could take sex education classes. Parents can currently opt their kids out of those classes, but SB 1456 would reverse that.
April 7, 2021
Sean Miller Out As UA Mens Basketball Coach
Arizona has parted ways with men's basketball coach Sean Miller as the program awaits its fate in an NCAA infractions investigation. The school announced Wednesday that Miller will be leaving the program and associate head coach Jack Murphy will serve as interim head coach.
April 7, 2021
Tempe Museum To Reopen With Interactive Game Exhibit
The Tempe History Museum has announced that it will reopen to the public with a new exhibit for the big kids — "Video Invaders," which is about the history of arcades and gaming with a view to games of the future.
April 6, 2021
Students Supporting AZ Public Universities Tuition And Fee Proposals
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all three of the state's public universities have proposed no tuition increases for in-state, undergraduate students. Students at a Tuesday public hearing on proposed thanked the universities for their understanding.
April 6, 2021
UA To Allow Guests At In-Person Commencement Ceremonies In May
The University of Arizona will allow guests to attend graduation ceremonies planned for May, officials announced at a Tuesday press conference. The university had previously planned to close the events to students only.
April 6, 2021
Udall Raising Concerns On COVID-19 Relief Funding For Schools
Michelle Udall, Republican state representative and chair of the Arizona House Education Committee, sent a letter to the state superintendent of public instruction on Monday with concerns about COVID-19 relief funding for schools.
April 5, 2021
Mexico Opens César Chávez Institute To Promote Spanish In U.S., Canada
In 2019, a mass shooter at an El Paso Walmart specifically targeted Latinos, sending shock waves throughout the continent. As part of its response, the Mexican government launched a project to empower its citizens and Hispanics across North America through language. The project has now turned into an institute.
April 5, 2021
Mesa Community College Premiers First Film, Antigone
Mesa Community College (MCC) will premier its first feature film April 2. Students, faculty and alumni created a version of the Greek tragedy "Antigone," which was written by Sophocles.
April 2, 2021
UA Womens Basketball Coach On Taking Program To First Final Four
The University of Arizona women’s basketball team has made it to its first-ever Final Four. The Show spoke with University of Arizona head coach Adia Barnes and asked what this first Final Four appearance means for the program.
April 1, 2021