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.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
“Even after decades of school finance litigation meant to equalize the playing field, and even after accounting for wealth disparities, the wrenching reality endures — the United States still invests significantly more money to educate children in white communities,” nonprofit EdBuild writes in a new study.
The University of Arizona Poetry Center has received part of a $1 million grant to promote the value of poetry. It’s one of the largest investments in an art form that has doubled its readership in the last five years according to the 2017 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts.
As states across the country debate the funding of K-12 education and how much to pay teachers, new numbers released by the U.S. Census Bureau show the educational achievement landscape in our country is changing. Since 2000, the number of people with master’s and doctoral degrees has doubled.
Sen. Sylvia Allen introduced a bill that would open up new ESA —or school voucher — eligibility, effectively expanding the program. The bill would also move ESA oversight from the Department of Education to the the State Treasurer’s office to be managed by an outside contractor.
Funding for pre-kindergarten programs was up nationwide in the 2017-18 school year — that’s according to a new analysis by the group Education Commission of the States. All together, states spent more than $256 million more than the previous year.