Education News

Several Arizona School Districts Sue Vaping Companies
Four school districts in Arizona have joined a class-action lawsuit against Juul and other e-cigarette makers, including the Tolleson Union High School District and Tucson Unified School District, one of the largest in the state.
Oct. 21, 2019
UA Astronomer Uses Fellowship To Study Supermassive Black Holes
University of Arizona astronomer Peter Behroozi is one of 22 recipients of this year’s Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering. He will use the funding to study supermassive black holes.
Oct. 21, 2019
The Best Small Library In America Is In Bisbee, Arizona
Libraries across the country are evolving. Maricopa County’s libraries did away with late fees, last summer. Pima County’s sprouted a seed lending program to source out sustainability projects. But deep in southern Arizona, one little library is trying something new: blending the hushed stacks of the last century, the town and the digital age.
Oct. 21, 2019
AZ Auditor General Criticizes Lack Of ABOR Oversight
A new report from the Arizona auditor general has some pretty critical words for the body that governs our state’s public universities.
Oct. 18, 2019
Story Collection Taps Into Modern Dystopian Anxiety
With worries surrounding climate change, artificial intelligence and unmanned aerial vehicles and drones, science fiction is a realm that easily taps into these fears and dystopian elements. What will our future look like? How long will the future be, with all of the potentially world-changing challenges?
Oct. 18, 2019
University Of Arizona Approved To Open State’s First Public Veterinary College
The University of Arizona has received approval to establish the state’s first public College of Veterinary Medicine. The college will offer a three-year program with two years of active learning and one year of clinical rotation.
Oct. 17, 2019
KJZZ Accepts National Murrow Award For Education Coverage
Reporters Mariana Dale and Casey Kuhn led KJZZ's coverage of the Arizona teacher strike in 2018, following the story wherever it went: schools, meetings, protests at the state Capitol. This week, the story took Dale and Kuhn to New York City, where they accepted the national Edward R. Murrow Award.
Oct. 17, 2019
Report: Water Replenishment Program Faces Uncertainty
It has allowed developers to grow subdivisions since the early 1990s. A key water management tool that enables housing development in central Arizona does not have a rosy future. That’s a key finding of a new report from Arizona State University.
Oct. 17, 2019
Lawmakers Approve Audit Of School Vouchers
Lawmakers have ordered an audit of the state Department of Education’s handling of the roughly $1.3 million available to administer the Empowerment Scholarship program.
Oct. 16, 2019
UA Responds To National Survey On Sexual Assault On Campus
The Show recently covered a new survey on sexual assault and misconduct on college campuses from the Association of American Universities. Among the findings in this year’s version was that about a quarter of undergraduate women said they’d been the victim of nonconsensual contact.
Oct. 16, 2019
ASUs Wells Fargo Arena Is Now Desert Financial Arena
The multi-decade partnership between Wells Fargo and Arizona State University comes to an end as the university seeks new partnerships.
Oct. 15, 2019
AZ Superintendent Aims To Repeal Ineffective ELL Law
Eighty-three thousand Arizona students are struggling to pass state English and math standards because of a law that is nearly two decades old, and which has been proven ineffective.
Oct. 15, 2019
25% Of Female Undergrads Say Theyve Experience Sexual Assault
A new survey revealed the startling pervasiveness of sexual violence on 33 university campuses across the country. Over 181,000 students from 33 colleges and universities participated in the survey, including the University of Arizona.
Oct. 15, 2019
Are College Professor Evaluations Effective?
Professor evaluations by students in college seem like a no-brainer. After more than 40 years of teaching (and some excellent reviews), one professor disagrees with this practice.
Oct. 15, 2019
$125K Audit Will Look Into Arizona School Voucher Delays
Arizona lawmakers plan to spend at least $125,000 to learn why parents say they are being forced to wait to use state-funded vouchers on private and parochial schools. Parents' complaints of long waits and unanswered phone calls have prompted the formal audit.
Oct. 15, 2019
Search AzMERIT Test Score Results By School, District
The Arizona Department of Education released official AzMERIT test scores for the 2018-19 school year in October 2019. AzMERIT replaced AIMS as the state’s new standardized test in spring 2015. Search an individual school and/or select a school district to see the percentage of students who passed each section.
Oct. 14, 2019
Second Assault: A Womans Experience With The System That Failed Her
More than a decade ago, when Jillian Corsie was a student at the University of Arizona, she was raped by a classmate in her dorm room. That inspired Corsie, now a documentary filmmaker, to produce “Second Assault” with friend and co-director Amy Rosner, and the result is a film that allows Corsie to confront the system that failed her.
Oct. 10, 2019
Tucson Looks To Raise Purchase Age Of Nicotine To 21
On Thursday, the Tucson City Council will hold a study session on a proposed ordinance to raise the age to purchase nicotine-related products to 21. It’s an effort to curb e-cigarette use among teenagers. Todd Jaeger, superintendent of Tucson’s Amphitheater School District, wants action on the issue.
Oct. 10, 2019
Arizonas Rate Of Childhood Obesity Drops In New Report
Childhood obesity rates have remained fairly steady across the country over the past few years, but Arizona’s rates have dropped, and the state is now tied for 17th best in the country.
Oct. 10, 2019
A Space For Moms Of Children With Disabilities To Do Nothing
“Often people might say you're like this special person and therefore you have special kids and I totally don't necessarily agree with that,” said Heather Joy Magdelano, the mother of two children with disabilities. “I believe that my kids have given me the opportunity to go deeper.”
Oct. 10, 2019

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