Education News

Judge Rejects Plan To Make School District Shoulder Cost
A tax court judge found it unconstitutional to force the Tucson Unified School District to pay entirely for the cost of its desegregation program, when that cost constitutionally should come from the general fund.
July 9, 2019
17% Of Young Adults In Big Cities Are Unemployed
Seventeen percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 24 in big cities, including Phoenix, are unemployed — that’s more than 2 million people.
July 8, 2019
Will Arizonas AG Continue Case Against State Universities?
Arizona’s three public universities have had to look for alternative funding methods over the past decade. One of the effects of the Great Recession was a significant reduction in money from the state.
July 8, 2019
How A School District Stepped Up To Help Migrants
Almost four months ago, local aid groups called on governments to provide a facility to help house migrant families being released by ICE in Phoenix. None stepped forward. But now a centralized overnight shelter could open as soon as this week.
July 8, 2019
Study: Some Meds From Mexico Dont Meet Standards
Located just across the Mexico border from Yuma, Los Algodones is a favorite spot for busloads of Americans to buy cheap medications. A new pharmaceutical study from the University of Arizona examines whether they’re getting what they bargain for.
July 8, 2019
Mark Kelly Presents At Science Center, Avoids Campaign Questions
Democratic Senate candidate and former astronaut Mark Kelly was at the Arizona Science Center on Saturday to give a presentation on the solar system and answer questions about the first moon landing.
July 6, 2019
Ex-Schools Chief Accuses Hoffman, Hobbs Of Promoting Pedophilia
Arizona’s former head of public schools, Diane Douglas, has accused her successor, Kathy Hoffman, and Secretary of State Katie Hobbs of promoting pedophilia. “I was appalled,” Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman said. “I found the comments to be abhorrent and deeply offensive. … It’s incredibly damaging to the LGBTQ community and anyone who is a victim of sexual abuse.”
July 4, 2019
Young People Sue Government To Combat Climate Change
The fight over climate change has been one of the most intense public policy debates on the national and international stage. Though a great majority of the public believes in climate change’s existence, many elected officials have refused to agree with that assessment.
July 3, 2019
AG Suit Against States Public Universities Continues With Limitations
A lawsuit claiming an Arizona State University real estate deal is illegal will proceed after the latest ruling from an Arizona Superior Court judge.
July 3, 2019
Plan To Fund Safety At Waitlisted Schools Rejected
"To find out that the money is now there and is gonna sit there for at least half the year ... I don’t get it. I don’t understand it," said Cindy Campton, principal at Wilson Elementary School near downtown Phoenix.
July 2, 2019
Tempe Expands Recreation Programs For Kids With Disabilities
About a third of the new funding went to Camp Challenge. KJZZ visited the summer camp for kids with intellectual and developmental disabilities on a recent weekday.
June 27, 2019
Book Explores Generation Conflict
There is an ideological battle going on between two generations that sometimes seem diametrically opposed. Joseph Sternberg argues, in his book, that Millennials and Baby Boomers are talking past each other.
June 26, 2019
Board Of Education Declines Changes To Sex Education Policy
“The rise of STDs and STIs is a concern for me,” said Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman. “I’m also concerned about bullying in our schools and that there’s been a long history of stigmatization of our students in the LGBTQ community.”
June 24, 2019
Study: AZ Is Middle Of The Road On Gender Equity
In a recent study, half of all Americans believe the nation has not gone far enough to secure women's rights, while 10 percent think the government has gone too far.
June 24, 2019
G.I. Bill Turns 75
Saturday marked the 75th anniversary of the G.I. Bill. The legislation, which helped pave the way for veterans’ benefits, has a complicated history.
June 23, 2019
Pants Or Skirt? The Debate Behind The New School Uniforms Policy In Mexico City
In Mexico City, the government established a gender neutral policy to public school uniforms, allowing children to use skirts or pants regardless of their gender. But how hard will it be for the measure to promote tolerance and diversity?
June 19, 2019
KJZZ Wins Murrow Award For #RedForEd Coverage
KJZZ received a national Edward R. Murrow Award for continuing coverage of the Arizona #RedForEd teacher strike last year. Senior field correspondents Casey Kuhn and Mariana Dale lead the station’s reporting.
June 18, 2019
How A Suit Can Teach Empathy For Aging, Disabilities
Osteopathic medicine students in Arizona are using new technology to better understand what it feels like to live in an aging body. I tried it out for myself at A.T. Still University in Mesa.
June 18, 2019
Prescott College Welcomes Transfers From Closed Vermont School
When Green Mountain College closed in may for financial reasons, students moved from Poultney, Vermont, to Prescott, Arizona, to attend Prescott College.
June 18, 2019
AZ Teachers Academy Sees Across The Board Growth
The Arizona Teacher Academy more than doubled its enrollment in its second year of existence. There is more good news for the academy, which promises to pay the tuition of anyone who earns a degree from a public university in Arizona and goes on to teach in Arizona schools.
June 17, 2019