Education News

As we head toward Arizona’s August primary elections, KJZZ's The Show is inviting the candidates in contested races to talk about why they’re running and some of the key issues in their contests.
Jul. 19, 2018
Earlier this month, Grand Canyon University announced it will finally be allowed to convert back to a nonprofit university after 14 years using a for-profit model. The move will cost K-12 schools in Arizona and mean millions in lost tax revenue.
Jul. 18, 2018
When heat waves roll in, attention turns to the physical health of children and the elderly. But a new study reveals that extreme heat can also reduce the mental performance of college students.
Jul. 18, 2018
The Ed ballot initiative, which would raise income taxes on higher income Arizonans, is expected to have enough valid signatures to be on November’s ballot. Battle lines are already being drawn.
Jul. 16, 2018
An Arizona charter school held an emergency budget meeting over the weekend after criticism over a lack of public comment that may have violated the state’s Open Meeting Law. American Leadership Academy Director Glenn Way is also under scrutiny after earning millions of dollars for building his campuses.
Jul. 16, 2018
As we head toward Arizona’s August primary elections, KJZZ's The Show is inviting the candidates in contested races to talk about why they’re running and some of the key issues in their contests.
Jul. 16, 2018
Frank Riggs, a former California congressman, is running for superintendent of public instruction, a position currently held by incumbent Diane Douglas. He says it’s time for a change in our state education department.
Jul. 13, 2018
Think back to your high school science class. What do you remember? Dissecting frogs? Mixing chemicals in test tubes? Memorizing diagrams and formulas? Maybe a trip to the planetarium? Now imagine trying to learn all of that if you can’t see.
Jul. 10, 2018
For the second year in a row, the number of Arizona children claiming vaccination exemptions rose.
Jul. 6, 2018
Though debate has swelled in recent years over unpaid internships for college students, a lot of opportunities for students looking to get some experience on Capitol Hill still fall squarely in that category.
Jul. 6, 2018
On Thursday Arizona saw a string of press conferences and watched as box after box full of petitions were unloaded at the state Capitol.
Jul. 6, 2018
A proposal to increase taxes on Arizona’s wealthiest residents to generate more funding for public education may be headed to the November ballot. Supporters of the Invest in Education Act needed 150,000 certified signatures. They turned in nearly twice that many.
What Will Arizona Voters See On Their November Ballots?
Jul. 5, 2018
The American Bar Association has moved to pull the plug on the accreditation of Arizona Summit Law School. The future of the school and its students is deeply in question, and Arizona Summit’s President Don Lively believes the school has been treated unfairly.
Jul. 5, 2018
Is The $10,000 Degree Still A Thing?
A few years ago, some colleges and universities were starting to implement a new model for education: the $10,000 degree.
Jul. 4, 2018
The financially embattled Murphy Elementary District held a special board meeting last week where they chose a new superintendent and canceled the promised raises of some employees.
Jul. 3, 2018
Grand Canyon University has gone back to being a non-profit, thanks to approval from its accreditor, the Higher Learning Commission. The nonprofit purchased the campus and other assets from for-profit Grand Canyon Education for $875 million.
Jul. 3, 2018
A committee of 14 members from the Arizona House and Senate met Thursday to finalize ballot language for the voter’s referendum of the empowerment scholarship accounts.
Jul. 3, 2018
Since 2004, Grand Canyon University has been a for-profit university, a move in response to the crushing $20 million debt the school held. In 2016, they tried to regain the nonprofit status but were blocked.
Jul. 2, 2018
Arizona ranks 45th in the country for child well-being, according to the annual Kids Count Data Book.
Jun. 27, 2018
The board president suggested that several initiatives meant to help enrollment failed and asked whether it’s time to consider closing the campus.
Jun. 26, 2018

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