Education News

Arizona Public Universities Release Tuition Proposals
Last week, the presidents of Arizona’s three public universities released their tuition-increase proposals for the 2019-2020 academic year. The proposals were submitted to the Arizona Board of Regents and John Arnold, executive director of the Arizona Board of Regents, joined The Show to talk about it.
March 25, 2019
Tuition Will Increase At Arizonas Universities
Arizona’s largest public university Friday announced it is raising tuition each year by less than 3 percent for resident undergraduate students over the next decade. The proposal maintains the commitment made nearly eight years ago by Arizona State University and extends it another decade.
March 23, 2019
Financial Literacy Bill Passes In Arizona House
The Arizona House approved a bill Thursday requiring high school students to complete at least one-half course credit in economics to study personal finance.
March 22, 2019
ASU Partnering With Maryvale For Community Initiatives
ASU has been working in Maryvale to help residents figure out solutions to community challenges as part of the Maryvale One Square Mile Initiative.
March 21, 2019
ASU Is Forming A For-Profit Online Spinoff
Arizona State University is creating a for-profit spinoff to promote its online programs, as reported by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The venture, however, is majority-owned by a company that has run into some controversy as of late.
March 20, 2019
Murphy Board Holds Meeting Amid Leadership Changes
Arizona put Murphy Elementary School District under receivership last year, when the Board of Education learned the schools were having major budget problems.
March 19, 2019
Can Student Athletes Gain More Control?
Last month, Duke University’s freshman superstar men’s basketball player Zion Williamson did something that most of us had never seen. It wasn’t a 360 dunk or a halfcourt swish. He slipped and twisted his knee because his left shoe quite literally came apart.
March 19, 2019
Study Finds Universities Added $11 Billion To Arizona
The Arizona Board of Regents has released a study analyzing the impact all three state universities have on their local economies.
March 19, 2019
How Colleges Have Revamped Their Title IX Programs
The issue of sexual assault on college campuses has become ubiquitous with certain schools and certain athletic departments. Arizona Daily Star investigative reporter Caitlin Schmidt takes a broader look at how schools like Baylor have revamped their Title IX programs in response.
March 18, 2019
College Admissions Scandal Raises Basic Questions About Fairness
The investigation unveiled last week around actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin put the spotlight on how wealthy, powerful people work to get their children into what are considered top-tier universities. To help answer some of those questions, Eric Hoover, senior writer for The Chronicle of Higher Education, joined The Show.
March 18, 2019
Charter School Reform Bill Moves To Arizona House
Last week, the state Senate gave its OK to a bill that its sponsor calls the most significant reform to the governance of charter schools since they were established. Critics, however, see it differently, and argue the measure is essentially toothless. The bill is now moving to the Arizona House.
March 18, 2019
Arizona Students Join Global Climate Strike
Arizona students will take part in a global effort to take on climate change. The Arizona Youth Climate Strike on Friday afternoon is one of more than a hundred across the country; the version here will run from 4-6 p.m. at the Arizona Capitol.
March 15, 2019
Charter School Reform Bill Passes In AZ Senate
The Arizona Senate passed a charter school reform and oversight bill on Thursday that opponents say lost most of its bite along the way. Though the bill’s sponsor, State Sen. Kate Brophy McGee, fiercely argued otherwise.
March 15, 2019
Some Concerned Student Wage Bill Would Discourage School Enrollment
A bill that would let employers pay some young workers less that the minimum wage hit a snag on Thursday amid questions of whether it will discourage people from going to school. That possibility worries Republican Sen. Tyler Pace.
March 15, 2019
Arizona Senate Backs Charter Oversight Legislation
Republicans in the Arizona Senate voted Thursday to impose new rules in charter schools over the objections of Democrats who said the legislation doesn't do enough to end problems.
March 15, 2019
Bill Changing Charter School Governance Set For Vote
A bill that supporters say would address some of the concerns with the way charter schools are operated in Arizona is set for a final Senate vote today. the chamber gave its preliminary OK on Wednesday, and if it passes on Thursday, would move on to the state House.
March 14, 2019
20 Years Later, Speak Still Teaching Arizona Students To Overcome
Before there was the #MeToo movement, there was 1999 book "Speak." The young adult novel about the aftermath of a sexual assault became a fixture in libraries and classrooms, including some in Arizona. Now the author is out with a new memoir in poetry, "Shout."
→ Hear The Show's Interview With Laurie Halse Anderson
March 14, 2019
Community College Students Less Likely To Be Accepted To Top Schools
Numbers indicate that it is more difficult for community college students to be admitted into so-called “highly competitive” four-year universities than it is for high school graduates.
March 13, 2019
College Entrance Scandal Fallout Continues
It was announced recently that 50 people were charged with bribery and other crimes in an effort to get children from wealthy families into the country’s most prestigious universities.
March 13, 2019
This Bill Would Ban School Lunch Shaming
“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.”
March 12, 2019