Education News

“Children can’t ... learn if they don’t eat,” said Angie Rogers, president and CEO of the Association of Arizona Food Banks, during an Education Committee hearing earlier this year. “This bill eliminates the risk children don’t eat if they can’t pay.”
Mar. 12, 2019
The sci-fi genre is full of tales of humans exploring Mars, often because they’re drawn to learning something that could, possibly, change the scope of the universe. But there are many real scientists today working on ways to get us to Mars and readily adjust once we get there.
Mar. 12, 2019
The Arizona Board of Regents is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Arizona Attorney General targeting state colleges’ real estate dealings. In recent years, Arizona State University has made several lucrative deals with private developers. University-owned land is exempt from taxes.
Mar. 12, 2019
The Arizona House Education committee has passed a bill that would require a personal financial literacy component for students taking economics classes in high school.
Mar. 11, 2019
Most Americans do not think colleges and universities should consider an applicant’s race when determining whether or not they accept that applicant into the school. These results arrive against the backdrop of a legal case in Boston over the role race plays in admissions policies at Harvard.
Mar. 11, 2019
Argosy University, a for-profit college with a campus in Phoenix, announced Friday its shutting down due to financial reasons. The closure of its Phoenix campus would affect about 450 students.
Mar. 10, 2019
A decision last year to change the way the Maricopa Community College District negotiated with its faculty was politically motivated, according to a report released Thursday from the American Association of University Professors.
Mar. 7, 2019
Teachers in a handful of states, including Arizona, went on strike last year, demanding higher pay among other improvements. A recent report found, by and large, those teachers that walked out of the classroom got more money.
Mar. 6, 2019
All of Arizona’s three major public universities have been given a “greenlight” by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education — or FIRE — for their policies on free speech.
Mar. 5, 2019
Last Friday, at Perry High School in the Chandler Unified School District, students wore “Make America Great Again” clothing and carried a Trump banner to school. The students say it was to celebrate the school’s “Party in the USA" theme day.
Mar. 5, 2019
“They deserve no less than any other student in this state,” said Marvy McNeese, the principal of the Yavapai County juvenile detention school. “These are children who have been traumatized they need a lot of extra support and often times when they’re with us it’s the most consistent exposure to education they’ve ever had.”
Mar. 4, 2019
The Arizona House of Representatives has passed new legislation that would allow gun owners to keep their firearms loaded when entering a school.
Mar. 4, 2019
Arizona school districts are spending a little more than half of their dollars on instruction, but since 2004, the amount the state spends on instruction has dropped more than 4.5 percent.
Mar. 4, 2019
For the second year in a row, classroom spending in Arizona has improved. However, a recent audit shows there's still plenty of work to be done to meet the national average.
Mar. 4, 2019
A bill that would set one in-state college tuition rate for any student who graduates from an Arizona high school will be debated by the House Education Committee Monday.
Mar. 4, 2019
There has been an increase of so-called “mega universities” in the U.S. They’re defined, at least in this context, as schools that have a national footprint through big online programs that are mainly aimed at adult students.
Mar. 1, 2019
With freezing temperatures and snow across much of the country, Arizona attracts people from all over at this time of year looking to thaw out. That makes March Sky Harbor Airport’s busiest month.
Feb. 28, 2019
Some of the youngest poets to send KJZZ an #ArizonaHaiku were students in Bethany Valdivia’s classes at Alhambra Traditional School in Phoenix. Hear and read some of their haiku.
Feb. 28, 2019
A little more than a year ago — on February 14th, 2018 — a gunman shot and killed 17 students and staffers at Marjory Stoneman-Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. 17 others were also injured in the attack.
Feb. 28, 2019
Last fall, the Arizona Board of Education voted to make major changes to the teaching standards that guide our state educators in subjects like history, social studies and science. According to teacher Renee Howell, it will allow for less memorization and more creativity in her classroom.
Feb. 28, 2019

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