Education News

Charter schools in Arizona have been under the microscope in recent years — as investigations have revealed insider deals, high closure rates and owners making millions.
Apr. 1, 2019
A new delivery program launched on Northern Arizona University’s main campus where students can have their food delivered by a robot. The robot delivery service first launched earlier this year at George Mason University before launching last week in Flagstaff.
Mar. 31, 2019
The University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University participated in an event Friday to help high school students in neighboring Sonora, Mexico learn about educational opportunities north of the border.
Mar. 29, 2019
Engineers at the University of Arizona received a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to find ways to make drinking water safer.
Mar. 29, 2019
A little less than a year ago, tens of thousands of educators and their supporters marched to the state capitol to call for the legislature and Gov. Ducey to raise salaries and overall spending for K-12 education in Arizona.
Mar. 29, 2019
New research by San Diego State University psychology professor Jean Twenge indicates that mental health disorders have risen dramatically among teens and young adults up to 25 years old. That dramatic shift, according to the research, has never been seen in any other generation.
Mar. 29, 2019
Native American students in Tucson's largest school district can now wear culturally significant attire to their graduation ceremonies.
Mar. 29, 2019
Local and national LGBTQ legal rights groups are suing Arizona education leaders over laws they say discriminate against LGBTQ students in the state’s public schools.
Mar. 28, 2019
The majority of respondents to a new survey say, despite the cost and potential debt load, getting a degree from a four-year college or university is worth it.
Mar. 28, 2019
“We do our best to accommodate their needs so they can have all the recreational opportunities that any individuals should,” said Samantha Mason, coordinator for adapted recreation in the city of Tempe.
Mar. 27, 2019
One of its schools, Sullivan Elementary, is being run by an acting principal because the current principal is on at-home assignment, but the board refused to make that person the official interim principal last month.
Mar. 27, 2019
State Sen. Heather Carter plans to replace the language in an unrelated bill with the language from the tuition bill in a Senate committee Thursday. The process is called a "strike-everything" amendment and is not uncommon at the Capitol.
Mar. 27, 2019
There is an ongoing physician shortage in this country — and it's hitting rural areas especially hard. Arizona ranks near the bottom of the country in primary care physicians.
Mar. 27, 2019
“The hope is that we really are transitioning away from four hours of isolation and into a more inclusive setting,” said Kate Wright, an Arizona Department of Education deputy associate superintendent at Monday’s State Board of Education meeting.
Mar. 27, 2019
On March 14, the Arizona Senate passed a charter school reform and oversight bill sponsored State Sen. Kate Brophy McGee. The bill targeted charter rules, the first attempted since 1994. But Monday, House Speaker Rusty Bowers put the brakes on that effort.
Mar. 26, 2019
Nearly two-thirds of Arizonans say they’d vote to increase their taxes to get more money to public education. That’s among the findings of a new survey commissioned by Stand For Children Arizona, which also finds 88 percent of Arizonans believe public schools need more money.
Mar. 26, 2019
Legislation to zero in on dyslexia early in a student’s career received unanimous approval from the Arizona House Education Committee on Monday.
Mar. 26, 2019
There’s a statewide push to incarcerate fewer young people and juvenile crime is dropping. Nonetheless, last year more than 1,000 Arizona young people attended at least one day of school in a rural juvenile detention center.
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Mar. 26, 2019
Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers blocked the advancement of a bill that would begin to reform the state's charter school regulations. Sen. Kate Brophy McGee called her proposal to change the oversight of charter schools a compromise.
Mar. 25, 2019
Arizona State University will receive a $50 million donation to fund advancement in research of dementia. The school announced Monday that the endowment, one of the largest it has ever received, was made by Charlene and J. Orin Edson.
Mar. 25, 2019

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