Arizona Education News


ASU Professor Details History Of The Color Blue
Recently, a new pigment of blue was discovered. It’s being called YInMN, and it’s already moved into the mainstream with representation in crayons and paint. The Show spoke with Arizona State University associate professor Theresa Devine — who has a background in color theory — about the new blue and the history of other blues.
Feb. 22, 2021
UA Museum To Receive Funding For Tribal Oral Histories
The University of Arizona will receive funding to help revive the state’s tribal histories that were recorded decades ago.
Feb. 22, 2021
Community Colleges Facing Enrollment Drops
Colleges across the country are seeing large drops in enrollment due to the Coronavirus pandemic, but the largest loss comes from two-year community colleges.
Feb. 21, 2021
ASU Researchers Monitor Latest Mars Mission
Scientists continue to receive images and data from NASA's Perseverance and researchers from Arizona State University are monitoring the latest Mars mission.
Feb. 21, 2021
ABOR Names Finalist Candidate For NAU President
After a nationwide search, the Arizona Board of Regents has named José Luis Cruz as the finalist to be the next president of Northern Arizona University.
Feb. 20, 2021
Republicans Advance Bill To Mandate Pledge of Allegiance Through Grade 4
Republican members of the House Government and Elections Committee voted to mandate the Pledge of Allegiance in schools for anyone in kindergarten through fourth grade.
Feb. 19, 2021
Advocates Oppose Latest Push To Expand Vouchers
School leaders, parents and public education advocates held a rally Thursday in opposition to a Senate bill that would grow Arizona state’s school voucher program. The bill by State Sen. Paul Boyer would expand program eligibility to low-income children such as those who receive free and reduced lunch and some of their classmates.
Feb. 18, 2021
Charter School Founders Indicted Over Fraud Scheme
Arizona’s attorney general has announced grand jury indictments against a charter school and two of its co-founders over an alleged fraud scheme. Attorney General Mark Brnovich said the Goodyear-based Incito Schools, along with its two co-founders, committed fraud in 2016 and 2017.
Feb. 18, 2021
Judge Weighing Whether To Release Allegations Against UA Basketball
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge is considering whether to order the University of Arizona to release NCAA allegations against its men's basketball program. ESPN has sued for access to the list that stems from the probe of a bribery scandal involving a former UA assistant basketball coach.
Feb. 18, 2021
Some Immigrants Would Get Cheaper Tuition In Proposed Plan
Voters would be asked to allow Arizona residents enrolled in a federal program for young people illegally brought to the United States as children to qualify for in-state tuition at community colleges and state universities under a proposal approved by a state Senate committee Tuesday.
Feb. 17, 2021
EspecialSon Videos Help Special Education Students
Since in-person classes were halted in Mexico last March, distance learning for most students has been through lessons broadcast on TV or the radio. That’s been hard for many reasons, and particularly challenging for some students in special education. So a group of special education teachers started making videos to help students and their families until in-person classes can resume.
Feb. 17, 2021
ASU Planning For In-Person Classes For Fall Semester
For the fall semester, students can expect instruction will be delivered by faculty in-person, on campus as part of Learning Mode 1, the university announced on Monday. Under this stage, face coverings, physical distancing, COVID testing and daily health checks will still be required.
Feb. 16, 2021
Word S5 E2: National Haiku Writing Month (NaHaiWriMo) — Part 2
Na Hai Wri Mo — National Haiku Writing Month — continues, and so does KJZZ’s third-annual Haiku Writing Contest. This year’s theme: What's new for you during the pandemic? On this episode, we’ll catch up with organizers of this year’s Arizona Matsuri which is going virtual.
Feb. 16, 2021
Coalition Opposes Bill They Say Would Limit Sex Education In AZ Schools
A group of sex education advocates is opposing a bill that they say would restrict this type of curriculum in schools. They worry less sex education curriculum could push students to seek the information on the internet, which could be inaccurate.
Feb. 16, 2021
Why AZ Schools Need A Year Off From State Letter Grades
Gov. Doug Ducey signed a law Feb. 15 suspending letter grades for Arizona public schools for the current school year. Students will be tested this spring, but there will be no letter grade for schools.
Feb. 16, 2021
Senate Passes School Voucher Bill Geared Toward Students In Poverty
On Monday, the Arizona Senate voted along party lines to pass a bill that seeks to expand the state’s Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) program. The vote came as a disappointment individuals that have been fighting the expansion of school vouchers in the state, and instead championing public schools.
Feb. 16, 2021
2 Arizona Bills Focus On Students Mental Health
One of the bills by Sen. Sean Bowie, Senate Bill 1097, would add mental health to health education curriculum already being taught in Arizona schools. Another, Senate Bill 1376, would allow students to get excused absences for their mental and behavioral health needs.
Feb. 15, 2021
UA Preparing To Bring More Students Back To Campus
The University of Arizona is preparing to start more in-person classes next week now that COVID-19 cases are trending downward in Pima County and the state. Starting next Monday, the U of A will allow classes of 50 students or fewer to meet in-person as part of Stage 2 of its re-entry plan.
Feb. 15, 2021
UA Project To Help Users Understand Everyday Racism Using VR Tech
Imagine being a person of color employed at a university and overhearing your colleagues make disparaging comments about you because of your background. Or standing at a street corner, and having a bad encounter with police. University of Arizona associate professor Bryan Carter doesn’t want you to just imagine it in your head. He wants to you to view it a first-person perspective.
Feb. 15, 2021
CDC Releases Roadmap For Safe School Reopenings
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has shared new guidance on how schools can safely reopen their classrooms and protect students, teachers and other school staff.
Feb. 12, 2021