Arizona Education News


Setbacks are keeping Arizona FAFSA completion rates low
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) has been plagued with setbacks this year. While some issues have been fixed, Arizona is still lagging behind in its completion rates.
April 4, 2024
CFO: University of Arizona cut $15 million off shortfall
The University of Arizona says it’s made a $15 million improvement on its budget shortfall, which was projected at about $177 million dollars in January.
April 4, 2024
Phoenix may expand camping ban to near schools and day cares
The full council must still vote on the proposal, which would make it a Class 1 misdemeanor, punishable by fines up to $2,500, six months in jail or up to three years probation.
More news on homelessness in Arizona
April 4, 2024
Researcher who found Lucy skeleton 50 years ago works at ASU now, and wants us to focus on future
This fall marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. Donald Johanson's discovery of Lucy, a fossilized skeleton that upended our understanding of who our ancient ancestors were, and where they came from.
April 3, 2024
AZ Senate passes bill extending sentences for some felonies in school safety zones
The state Senate has passed a bill that would increase prison sentences for guardians and school employees convicted of child sex offenses in school safety zones.
April 2, 2024
University of Arizona President Robert Robbins says he will be stepping down
University of Arizona President Robert Robbins will step down following numerous unfavorable reports about the school’s finances.
April 2, 2024
All-Star game highlighting Black colleges, universities at GCU
Grand Canyon University will host the third annual HBCU All-Star Game on Sunday, highlighting Historically Black Colleges and Universities and expanding knowledge of them in Arizona.
April 2, 2024
Bill to make school board elections partisan awaits vote
A measure waiting for a vote in the House of Representatives would turn school board elections into partisan ones.
April 1, 2024
ASU brings space innovation down to Earth with Space for Humans
ASU's Eric Stribling joined The Show to talk more about Space for Humans, a new project at the school that includes a YouTube series. It focuses on how innovations for space impact people on Earth.
April 1, 2024
ASU wins programs first NCAA mens swimming and diving championship
Leon Marchand set NCAA records in the 200 yard breaststroke and the 400 yards freestyle relay Saturday to help Arizona State University win the program's first NCAA men's swimming and diving championship.
April 1, 2024
As libraries struggle with e-book and audiobook costs, how do AZs libraries fare?
Libraries across the country are struggling with the cost of providing e-books, audiobooks, and other digital materials. Several local libraries use third-party vendors to ‘e-lend’ content.
April 1, 2024
Chandler to purchase 2,800 iPads for second graders
The governing board for the Chandler Unified School District has approved the purchase of 2,800 iPads for its second graders. The district hopes the new devices will help improve reading comprehension.
March 29, 2024
Hobbs says shes losing patience with UA president
Gov. Katie Hobbs is losing patience with University of Arizona President Robert Robbins after the latest in an unfavorable series of reports about the school’s leadership.
March 29, 2024
More AZ HS seniors are getting college acceptance letters before applying
The ASU Helios Decision Center for Educational Excellence is expanding a program that sends college acceptance letters to Arizona high school students before they’ve even applied. It now includes 28 public school districts across the state and all three of Arizona’s public universities.
March 28, 2024
Mesa Public Schools approves $242,000 for wellness app
On Monday, the governing board for Mesa Public Schools approved a $242,000 contract to purchase a wellness app for district employees. The district is using money from an employee benefits trust, so it’s not pulling from funding that could be used for students.
March 28, 2024
ASU to offer countrys 1st master’s degree program in AI in business
Starting in the fall, ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business will offer the country’s first master’s degree program in artificial intelligence in business.
March 28, 2024
NAU breaks ground on new Hospitality Center in Mesa
Northern Arizona University is building a new Mesa Workforce Development Center with a focus on hospitality education near the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.
March 28, 2024
Lawmakers advance bill to change requirements for public school group showers
The Arizona House gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a bill that would ban public schools from allowing students to use a group shower that doesn’t align with their sex assigned at birth.
March 27, 2024
NIH grants $750K to a UA researcher. Heres what shes studying
A University of Arizona researcher received $750,000 from the National Institutes of Health to help prevent nurses from developing work-related asthma.
March 27, 2024
Changes at ABOR lead to pay raise for interim director
The Arizona Board of Regents recently chose an interim executive director to serve while his predecessor is on temporary assignment at the University of Arizona. The appointment came with a yearly raise of $45,000.
March 26, 2024