Arizona Education News


Free Breakfast And Lunches For Kids, Families In Need During Summer Break
Tucson Unified School District plans to continue Arizona’s largest free meal program during the summer break.
May 31, 2017
Trying To Prioritize Both K-12, Higher Education In Arizona
Last week, Gov. Ducey signed a $1 billion university-bonding package. Here with us to talk about that is John Arnold, vice president for business management and financial affairs at the Arizona Board of Regents, and Jeff Gadd, the interim chief financial officer at the Roosevelt Elementary School District in Phoenix.
May 30, 2017
 What Does Data Show About Success Of Arizona Schools?
Debate about charter schools versus public schools continues in our state, but what does the data actually show about how successful these schools are? The Arizona Department of Education recently released the four-year graduation data from 2015.
May 30, 2017
School Districts Eye Bonds For November 2017 Election
Two districts who had bonds defeated last November voted on potential bond elections in the coming fall.
May 30, 2017
UA Expands Global Footprint With Micro-Campuses
The University of Arizona is partnering with 13 universities abroad to launch what it is calling “micro-campuses.”
May 30, 2017
Tucson, University Of Arizona In Dispute Over Off-Campus Dorm Proposal
The University of Arizona and the city of Tucson are in the midst of a dispute over a proposed new off-campus dorm the school wants to build — and part of the disagreement is over whether UA needs to follow city zoning laws.
May 26, 2017
Program Helps Visually Impaired Children In Remote Parts Of Arizona
Since the 1990s, co-ops have operated in remote parts of the state, sending teachers, materials and equipment out to the visually impaired students who need them.
May 25, 2017
Ducey Vetoes Bill Aimed At Protecting High School Journalists From Censorship
Advocates of the bill say it would have allowed students to write about more hot-button issues and give a good foundation for thoughtful reporting.
May 23, 2017
Trump Proposal For Ambitious School-Choice Expansion Unclear
U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has a long history of supporting school choice — including school vouchers and charter schools — stemming back to her time as chair of the American Federation for Children, a school choice advocacy organization.
May 23, 2017
Ducey Signs $1 Billion University Loan Bill
Republican Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed legislation allowing the state's three public universities to borrow up to $1 billion to build new research facilities and tackle a maintenance backlog.
May 23, 2017
 The Pipeline Feeding Water Engineers From Central Mexico To Arizona – And Back
For decades, colleges in Arizona have received a steady stream of Mexican students seeking to complete doctoral degrees in science and math. Initially, the Mexican government sent them as an effort to boost the number of scientists in that country. But now, Arizona colleges recruit them as one way to keep up their graduate enrollment.
May 22, 2017
Arizona Education IT Leader Quits After Years Of Uncertain Funding
“It’s just my own personal decision that it’s time to look for something that’s different and challenging versus just keeping the bike on the road,” said outgoing Chief Information Officer Mark Masterson.
May 17, 2017
 Mayo Clinic In Arizona Med School Starting By Late Summer
The Mayo Clinic in Arizona will have a new medical school by the end of the summer. It’s the next development after the academic institution was the only school in the nation to receive two awards.
May 17, 2017
UA Backs Off Of Creating Social Justice Activist Program
In what was initially a campuswide effort to focus on their diverse student body, University of Arizona has now backed off of creating a “social justice activist” program, where students in paid positions would act as points of contact for students who felt harassed or threatened.
May 16, 2017
Arizonas Top Teachers Review Lawmakers Performance On Education
On Monday, Arizona’s top teachers took a swipe at lawmakers’ attempts to fund public education this year.
May 16, 2017
Arizona House Speaker Aims To Increase Teacher Pay
The 2017 legislative session has been over less than a week, and already Arizona’s House Speaker is aiming to get a jump on next year when it comes to increasing teacher pay.
May 15, 2017
Arizona Children Will No Longer Need Permission To Bring Sunscreen To School
Beginning next fall, parents can send their kids to school with sunscreen without prior permission.
May 15, 2017
Group Files Referendum To Repeal Private-School Voucher-Expansion Law
A group trying to repeal Arizona’s new voucher expansion law was at the Secretary of State’s Office on Thursday to file an official referendum so they can begin collecting signatures.
May 11, 2017
Maricopa Community Colleges Looking At Big Changes
The Maricopa County Community College District is looking at making some big changes within its system.
May 10, 2017
MCCCD Board To Vote On District Transformation Proposal
Maricopa County Community College District board members will soon be voting on whether to move forward with a "district transformation proposal." The board got its first look at the plan at a special hearing Tuesday night.
May 10, 2017