Arizona Education News


Arizona Education Leaders Set Goals For Students
Arizona education officials have come up with specific goals for students in the state. It’s part of the Arizona Progress Meter, which measures where students are, and determines where they need to go, in a series of metrics — including high school graduation rate, and success in eighth-grade math and third-grade reading.
Aug. 17, 2017
Ruling Expected Soon On Mexican American Studies Ban
Is Arizona’s Mexican American Studies ban unconstitutional? After a trial in July a federal judge is expected to weigh in on that question soon.
Aug. 16, 2017
Arizona DREAMers Celebrate DACA Policys 5th Anniversary
More than 100 students and immigration rights advocates gathered at the Arizona State Capitol late Tuesday to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy or DACA. The event was one of many being held around the country.
Aug. 16, 2017
School Can Be Emotional Minefield — Especially With Tourette’s
Psychologists and behavioral therapists warn the first few weeks of a new year can be extremely stressful socially and academically — especially for kids with a cognitive disability few understand.
Aug. 15, 2017
Technicality May Stop Opposition To School Vouchers
Opponents of expanding school vouchers may see their efforts ultimately quashed on a technicality.
Aug. 14, 2017
Ottawa University First Day Of Classes At Surprise Campus
Aug. 21 is the first day of classes on Ottawa University’s new campus next door to Surprise City Hall, and enrollment at the private Christian school has so far exceeded expectations.
Aug. 14, 2017
Peoria School District Acquires Arizona Challenger Space Center Facility
The Arizona Challenger Space Center building has been acquired by the Peoria Unified School District. The district traded two empty lots of land for the facility, worth around $4.4 million.
Aug. 11, 2017
School Board Member Gets Trespass Notice
A member of the governing board for the Liberty Elementary School District could face arrest if she goes back to one of the campuses.
Aug. 11, 2017
ABOR Not Concerned About Lawsuit Threats
Members of the Arizona Board of Regents told Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich this week that they have no plans to hike tuition for DREAMers until the Arizona Supreme Court tells them to do so.
Aug. 11, 2017
Sounds Of The City: Back On Bus Duty At Herrera Elementary School
Listen to the sounds of Angelica Marquez on bus duty at Herrera Elementary School in Phoenix.
Aug. 10, 2017
ACLU: Minority Students Suspended At Higher Rates In Arizona
Minority students in Arizona are significantly more likely to be suspended from school.
Aug. 10, 2017
County Education Agency Wants To Donate, Not Dump, Surplus Supplies
When a Maricopa County agency is done with supplies like computers or furniture, they are sold to the highest bidder. The Maricopa County Education Services Agency would rather see its surplus go to Arizona school teachers
Aug. 8, 2017
School Voucher Law On Hold As Group Submits Petition Signatures
A group opposed to the expansion of Arizona’s new Empowerment Scholarship Account law submitted more than 111,000 petition signatures to state officials Tuesday. The move puts the law on hold for now.
Aug. 8, 2017
How Is Performance Pay Plan Supposed To Work For Arizona Districts?
When Gov. Doug Ducey passed his budget last year, a big chunk of it was made up of new spending for a signature performance pay plan for public schools — $38 million to be exact. But the school year is about to start and districts are still questioning when they will receive the money — and how exactly it has to be spent.
Aug. 8, 2017
Opponents Of Arizona Gov. Duceys Voucher Expansion File Petition
Members of the group Save Our Schools said they will turn in more than 100,000 petition signatures Tuesday to block Gov. Doug Ducey’s expanded school voucher program.
Aug. 8, 2017
Arizona School Districts Uncertain Of Details In New Performance Pay Plan
Arizona school districts say they haven’t received details yet about a funding stream provided in the new state budget. The $38 million program is supposed to give top AzMERIT scoring schools additional per-student funding.
Aug. 7, 2017
Not A Teacher? Arizona Schools Still Want To Hire You
Your local district is hiring bus drivers, crossing guards, classroom aids and school nutrition workers. Many schools have to refill these positions year, after year. Why? It's complicated.
Aug. 7, 2017
Promoting And Preparing Metro Phoenixs Middle-Skilled Workforce
Eight years after the Great Recession ended, we’re seeing low unemployment, but many workers aren’t seeing their paychecks increase much. We continue our series “Phoenix at Work” with a look at one group hit especially hard.
Aug. 2, 2017
Study: During Recession, Two-Year College Students Are Most At Risk Of Food Insecurity
Students enrolled in two-year colleges are more likely to experience food insecurity than four-year students and the general population. The gap was highest just after the recession.
Aug. 1, 2017
New School Opening In Buckeye Elementary School District
Officials in Buckeye are gearing up to open a new elementary school in the district. More than 600 students are expected to attend Marionneaux Elementary this year.
July 31, 2017