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Universities Face Coronavirus-Related Tuition Losses
The University of Arizona isn’t the only public university in Arizona that could lose tuition revenue during the pandemic. More than 48% of undergraduate students enrolled at Arizona State University are from outside the state. And nearly 68 percent of graduate students are nonresidents.
April 13, 2020
AZ Education Association: Online Schooling Highlights Socioeconomic Divides
Transitioning K-12 classes to an online format works well enough when students have stable internet connection, a device and a distraction-free work space. For poorer families, sometimes none of those are possible.
April 13, 2020
President Robbins: Coronavirus Will Harm UA Tuition Revenue
In a conference call with state and local leaders on Wednesday evening, University of Arizona President Robert Robbins said the ongoing pandemic will likely prevent some students, particularly those from outside Arizona, from returning to campus in the fall.
April 9, 2020
How Coronavirus May Change Medical Education
Some fourth-year med students at the University of Arizona College of Medicine will be allowed to graduate early, so they can start working on the COVID-19 response. But even with that happening, the ways med schools are teaching the next generation of doctors has changed.
April 8, 2020
ABOR Responds To AGs Criticism Of Universities
The Arizona Board of Regents’ attorney has sent a scathing five-page letter to Attorney General Mark Brnovich. Their criticism comes after Brnovich issued a legal opinion critical of the universities' handling of information related to COVID-19 cases on their campuses.
April 8, 2020
Word S3 E6: National Poetry Month
It’s National Poetry Month. And even as the coronavirus pandemic continues to shutter brick and mortar performance spaces, poets conquer with technology to stay in contact with audiences and promote their writing.
April 7, 2020
Parenting In A Pandemic: How To Survive
Parenting is a tough job in the best of circumstances. But parenting in a pandemic? It can be overwhelming and exhausting. Just ask KJZZ's Kathy Ritchie, who wrote this story in between homeschooling her own child.
April 6, 2020
Coronavirus Canceled Sports. Heres What Were Missing
The list of sporting events cancelled or postponed due to the COVID-19 virus is an extremely long one that includes major events like the 2020 Summer Olympics. The Show spoke with Terry Shoemaker, a lecturer at Arizona State University who studies the relationship between religion and sports in the United States.
April 6, 2020
Coronavirus Exacerbates Learning Disparities In Indigenous Schools
Arizona schools are trying to reach their students at home for the remainder of this school year, but the challenge has made disparities in our communities more clear. The Show spoke to Lynette Stant, Arizona's 2020 Teacher of the Year and its first indigenous winner, about how her community is handling the coronavirus crisis.
April 6, 2020
Foundation Launches Laptop Drive To Help Valley Students
The Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation has partnered with Data Doctors, a computer repair company, and others to refurbish used laptops as part of an effort to bridge the digital divide during coronavirus school closures. The organizations asking community members to donate any used laptops they might have lying around at home.
April 6, 2020
Nursing Licenses In Limbo Due To Social Distancing
As health care systems prepare for a possible influx of patients due to COVID-19, some Arizona nursing students are being told they can’t take their certification exams due to social distancing.
April 4, 2020
ASU President Shares Universitys Response To Coronavirus
Attorney General Mark Brnovich discussed how Arizona State University communicated with students and modified policies.The Show caught up with ASU President Michael Crow to get his reaction and learn more about how the university is dealing with concerns of students.
April 3, 2020
ASU Urging Dorm Residents To Move Out, Offering Credit
Arizona State University is offering on-campus students a $1,500 nonrefundable credit to move out of their dorms by April 15. But one student says that's only 40% of what the average student has paid for housing, meals and parking from March 15, the end of spring, to May 8, the last day of the semester.
April 2, 2020
ASU To Hold Virtual Commencement Ceremonies
Arizona State University is shifting its spring 2020 commencement ceremonies to virtual, online events due to the coronavirus. President Michael Crow announced the move on Thursday.
April 2, 2020
In The Nonstop Coronavirus News Cycle, Misinformation Is Rampant
News about the coronavirus has now overwhelmed our airwaves, screens and social media feeds. And not all of that information is reliable. Kristy Roschke at the News Co/Lab at ASU said uncertainty is what makes information about the coronavirus so hard for news consumers to process.
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April 2, 2020
AZ School Board Member Fears Closures Could Set K-3 Students Back
Arizona students will not return to class before the end of the school year, and the Legislature has directed public schools to offer some kind of learning opportunities in the meantime. But Board Member Armando Ruiz was concerned about what effect losing one-third of traditional instruction time would have on some of Arizona students from underprivileged communities.
April 1, 2020
Sonora Asks Med Students To Join Coronavirus Fight
Sonora, the Mexican state bordering Arizona, is calling for medical students and others to join the pandemic fight. Sonoran Health Secretary Enrique Clausen said the invitation is open for students in their fourth semesters or beyond.
April 1, 2020
High School Teacher, Student Share Experience With Online Classes
The Show caught up with one first-year teacher to see how it’s going with his high school students. The Show also talked to a high school senior who is not only adjusting to life with online classes, but who is missing out on so many of the experiences that were supposed to make this year memorable.
April 1, 2020
Book Recreates Recreates Historic Arizona Landscape Photos
There are a number of “then and now" kinds of books, where old photos of Phoenix or another Valley city are compared to modern-day ones. But Bill Wyckoff has a different take on the genre. In his new book, Wyckoff not only recreates old photos of some urban areas, but also rural ones.
April 1, 2020
How Teachers, Students Are Tackling Transition To Online Classes
Kindergarten through 12th grade students have been stuck at home the past two weeks after in-person classes were postponed and then canceled for the rest of the semester. But many returned to their studies this week from home. But the transition hasn’t been easy for teachers, students and parents.
April 1, 2020