Arizona Education News


ASU students in D.C. for Smithsonian program focused on increasing Latino representation
Several Latino Arizona State University students are working with the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., this semester. The 10-week program examines Latino representation in art, culture and history.
Sept. 26, 2022
Arizona high schoolers will be required to pass civics test
Starting with the Class of 2026, Arizona high school students will be required to pass the civics portion of the U.S. naturalization test.
Sept. 26, 2022
NAU program for future teachers aims to address shortage
A cohort of graduate students in education at NAU spend their days teaching and their nights on required coursework. It’s part of a new program for future educators that aims to address the yearslong teacher shortage in Arizona.
Sept. 26, 2022
Goldwater Institute says voucher petition fell short on signatures
On Friday, volunteers with Save Our Schools Arizona turned in their petitions, in an effort to refer a universal school voucher bill to the ballot, but questions remain about whether they collected enough signatures to get it done.
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Sept. 26, 2022
Why Latinos are reclaiming their accent marks
Over generations of assimilation in America, many names have lost their accent marks. But University of Arizona linguist Megan Figueroa argues, they're not lost — they've been taken.
Sept. 26, 2022
ASU announces new School of Ocean Futures
ASU has added a fourth school to its College of Global Futures, one it says will bring together ocean scientists and teachers from across the globe.
Sept. 26, 2022
These new Arizona laws just went into effect
Dozens of new laws go into effect this weekend in Arizona. For example, hospitals are now required to allow daily, in-person visitation. And HOAs must let residents fly flags that support law enforcement and first responders.
Sept. 24, 2022
Volunteers turn in signatures in effort to block AZ school voucher expansion bill
Volunteers with Save Our Schools Arizona turned in 141,714 signatures Friday in an effort to refer a school voucher expansion bill to the ballot.
Sept. 23, 2022
Avondale Elementary District nearly doubles perfect scores on AZ statewide exam
Sixty students in the Avondale Elementary School District got a perfect score on Arizona’s Academic Standards Assessment. That's nearly double the year prior.
Sept. 23, 2022
Phoenix awards $750K to Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation for education
The Phoenix City Council approved $750,000 for Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation to support an education initiative.
Sept. 22, 2022
What data say about ways to improve school safety
Some metro Phoenix schools have had to go on lockdown already this year. What research says are the best ways to make schools safer.
Sept. 22, 2022
Advocacy group needs over 100,000 signatures by Sept. 23 to put school vouchers back on the ballot
Save Our Schools needs to gather nearly 119,000 signatures by Friday to put a plan for universal school vouchers back on the ballot.
Sept. 19, 2022
ASU fires football coach Herm Edwards after loss to Eastern Michigan
Arizona State fired football coach Herm Edwards in his fifth season following an ugly home loss to Eastern Michigan and a lingering NCAA investigation into illegal recruiting practices.
Sept. 18, 2022
University of Arizona forms partnership with U.S. Space Command
University of Arizona has partnered with the U.S. Space Command by becoming the inaugural member of the Academic Engagement Enterprise.
Sept. 18, 2022
UA starts a microcampus to serve Pascua Yaqui Tribe
The U of A has established a microcampus serving the Pascua Yaqui Tribe in southern Arizona.
Sept. 17, 2022
Largest Navajo Nation school district gets electric buses
The largest school district in the Navajo Nation has received its first electric school buses. Some students in the Chinle Unified School District experienced their first rides in electric vehicles this week.
Sept. 15, 2022
AZ legislative Democrats ask Ducey to call a special session, waive school spending limit
Legislative Democrats gathered at the Arizona Capitol on Thursday morning. They're asking Gov. Doug Ducey to call a special session to address a limit on public school spending.
Sept. 15, 2022
Kathy Hoffman and Tom Horne square off in Arizona superintendent debate
Incumbent Democrat Kathy Hoffman and Republican challenger Tom Horne butted heads on a number of issues, from school safety to critical race theory.
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Sept. 14, 2022
The Book of Will is a love letter to William Shakespeare
Some audiences may find the works of William Shakespeare intimidating, but what if they didn’t exist today? A play titled “The Book of Will” performed by Phoenix Theatre Company showcases the true story to preserve his work.
Sept. 11, 2022
Police escort students out after lockdown
Phoenix police have finished a sweep of a high school on lockdown and are bringing students to reunite with parents. Authorities announced around 12:30 p.m. Friday that Central High School was on lockdown after a fight and “possible popping sounds" were reported.
Sept. 9, 2022