Education News

Last week was the anniversary of the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, but, all year long, student activists have raised their voices to ask lawmakers to pass gun-safety laws — and it appears to be working.
Feb. 18, 2019
The University of Arizona is among the nation’s top producers of foreign-language degrees.
Feb. 18, 2019
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed Senate Bill 1014 into law Thursday, eliminating the controversial four-hour mandated block of English-language instruction (ELL) for English language learners in the state. It’s a move that’s being celebrated by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle and welcomed by educators.
Feb. 15, 2019
Two bills were debated in front of a packed room at the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday: One to change the age and boundary requirements for the Empowerment Scholarship Account program, and the other to move oversight of those accounts.
Feb. 14, 2019
The Associated Press asked the nation’s 10 largest public universities for several years of data on the topic. Out of eight that provided data, five had more reports from off campus than on school property: The University of Texas, Texas A&M, Arizona State, Michigan State and the University of Central Florida.
Feb. 14, 2019
State lawmakers are debating a bill that would make university and community college scholarships available to kids who were in the foster care system as young as 14. Currently, the aid is available to 16-year-olds in foster care.
Feb. 13, 2019
On Wednesday, Arizona lawmakers debated a proposal from Republican Sen. David Livingston to sweep oversight of the state’s Empowerment Scholarship Account program — more commonly known as vouchers — from the Department of Education and hire a private company to oversee it.
Feb. 13, 2019
A panel of Arizona lawmakers voted this week to let anyone file suit if they believe public tax dollars are being used to influence elections.
Feb. 13, 2019
The Scottsdale Unified School District has a new leader. Interim Superintendent John Kriekard’s face broke into a grin as the governing board voted unanimously to extend his contract to 2020. Dozens of educators in the audience clapped and cheered.
Feb. 12, 2019
The southwestern part of the country is in the midst of a two decade drought, and a recent polar vortex hit the Midwest, leading to wind chill of close to 60 degrees below zero.In addition to science, what approach could help fix — or at least understand — what’s happening?
Feb. 12, 2019
After years of cuts to funding for Arizona’s public universities, some lawmakers want the state to chip in an extra $102 million for the upcoming school year. That number would triple over the next couple years if Senate Bill 1518 becomes law.
Feb. 12, 2019
GOP voucher supporters want to strip away one of the key duties of the new State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Feb. 12, 2019
Some Arizona lawmakers want the state to cover more of the costs of higher education for high school graduates. The plea comes after years of cuts to higher ed. Members of the Senate Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development want to put an extra $102 million into universities for the upcoming school year.
Feb. 12, 2019
GOP State lawmakers are taking another swing at the voter mandated minimum wage law. State Rep. Travis Grantham's bill re-classifies employees who are students, under age 22, and working less than 20 hours a week, as "casual basis" hires.
Feb. 12, 2019
Denver teachers are walking out of the classroom this Monday. It’s the latest in a string of teacher strikes that have taken place around the country in the last few years. The major issue at hand, as it is in Arizona, is teacher pay.
Feb. 11, 2019
Arizona has a teacher shortage, and has had one for at least a few years now. In an effort to try to stem that tide, Arizona Rep. Randy Friese is proposing an Experienced Teacher Retention Pilot Program.
Feb. 11, 2019
Arizona’s three public universities — ASU, the UA and NAU — currently have nearly 105,000 undergraduate students and more than 36,000 people work at the schools — either full or part-time.
Feb. 11, 2019
For three years, Mexico’s biggest university has had an office at the University of Arizona. The new leadership in the Mexican institution’s office in Tucson expects to have an impact in the community and bilateral relations.
Feb. 11, 2019
The University of Arizona men’s basketball team has been one of the nation’s most dominant programs for decades. But more recently, it’s been connected with controversy, including an FBI investigation related to whether illegal payments were being given to players.
Feb. 8, 2019
The Attorney General investigated the purchasing and contracting Scottsdale schools did for the construction of Hohokam Elementary School.
Feb. 7, 2019

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