Arizona Education News


ASU earns recognition as a Hispanic-Serving Institution
The U.S. Department of Education has recognized Arizona State University as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. ASU’s Hispanic student population has grown considerably in the past decade.
June 9, 2022
Superintendent of public instruction race: The candidates
Here are the candidates for Arizona's superintendent of public instruction race in the 2022 midterms.
June 9, 2022
University of Phoenix president resigns after 4 months amid federal investigation
In February, the University of Phoenix appointed George Burnett as its newest president. Burnett’s time at the top of the for-profit university is already over, as he resigned on June 1.
June 8, 2022
A Coconino High School graduate places 3rd in finals of Poetry Out Loud
A Coconino High School graduate has placed high in a national poetry recitation contest. After several preliminary rounds between competing presenters at local and state levels, Oscar Manuel Landa Samano placed third in the national finals of the Poetry Out Loud contest last weekend.
June 7, 2022
Axon halts plans for Taser drone as 9 on ethics board resign
Taser developer Axon said this week it is working to build drones armed with the electric stunning weapons that could fly in schools and “help prevent the next Uvalde, Sandy Hook, or Columbine.” But its own technology advisers quickly panned the idea as a dangerous fantasy.
June 7, 2022
AZ superintendent calls on state for mental health funding
As there is no sign for when the legislature will pass the budget, she called on it to continue funding from the pandemic that allowed schools to hire more counselors.
June 6, 2022
This AZ high school grad is a national finalist in Poetry Out Loud competition
This weekend, nine high school students from around the U.S. will compete in the national championship of the Poetry Out Loud competition. And Oscar Manuel Landa Samano will be among them.
June 3, 2022
Study: Majority of Black girls reported bullying, hair touching without permission
A study done by researchers with Arizona State University found that Black girls as young as 10 have experienced bullying and teasing related to their hair. The study surveyed 105 girls aged 10 to 15.
June 2, 2022
AZ Senate passes bill that would make vans an alternative to school buses
As expected, the GOP-led Arizona Senate has passed a nearly partisan bill that will allow passenger vans to be used as a possible alternative to school buses to transport students. Due to revisions, that bill now heads back to the House.
June 2, 2022
Phoenix to buy bookmobile to serve as temporary library
Phoenix will spend up to $400,000 to buy a bookmobile. The City Council approved using federal COVID-19 stimulus funds from the American Rescue Plan Act on Wednesday.
June 1, 2022
The future of higher ed is changing, and its not only due to the pandemic
More changes are coming to higher education, and they’re not being driven solely by technology. The Show spoke with Arthur Levine of New York University and began the conversation by asking him whether higher education has to mean different things to different people.
June 1, 2022
Former student-athlete on how NCAAs new policy should reshape college sports
The NCAA last month approved new rules aimed at cracking down on the role of so-called collectives, or groups of university boosters who pool their money in an effort to provide endorsement deals to student-athletes.
June 1, 2022
Gun reform, education spending, budget debated at the Capitol
Lawmakers at the Arizona Capitol this week are focused on gun reform, education spending and the state budget. To learn about that and what else is going on, The Show spoke with Mary Jo Pitzl of the Arizona Republic.
June 1, 2022
AZ education group unveils $1.3B budget proposal to Legislature
The Arizona Education Association has unveiled its budget proposal to the state Legislature. It asks for close to $1.3 billion for items like increases in teacher base pay and paid full-day kindergarten.
June 1, 2022
Heres where schools are after 3rd year impacted by COVID-19
While more students were back in the classroom, masks were generally not required and more “normal” activities were back, the impacts of COVID-19 were still felt. To learn about that and where Arizona’s K-12 system stands, The Show spoke with education advocate and consultant Christine Thompson.
May 31, 2022
From kinder to college, hear from Arizonas Class of 2022
This week, The Show is checking in on Arizona's 2022 graduates. Jude just finished kindergarten, and he's looking forward to his next year in school.
May 31, 2022
Bill that bans teaching about certain racial issues moves to AZ Senate debate
A bill set for Arizona Senate debate may prohibit teachers from promoting or advocating the idea that blame or judgment can be placed on a subject based on race or ethnicity.
May 31, 2022
ASU downtown Phoenix campus to give up parking, keep several buildings
More than 15 years after Phoenix voters approved bonds to finance ASU’s construction downtown, the city will take control of several university-used parking lots.
May 30, 2022
Rep. Debbie Lesko heckled, exits stage during graduation speech
Arizona Republican Congresswoman Debbie Lesko was heckled and exited the stage during a commencement speech at a high school graduation ceremony on Friday. The Arizona Virtual Academy’s ceremony was held in Glendale, close to Lesko’s district.
More Arizona politics news
May 29, 2022
AZ education group president: Mass shooting prevention efforts should be multifaceted
As more details come out about the mass shooting in a Texas elementary school, politicians and organizational leaders are debating on how to prevent the next one.
May 27, 2022