Education News

Academics Combine Forces To Fight Climate Change
Discussions related to climate change typically focus on science and data, how temperatures have risen or greenhouse gas emissions or melting icecaps, and stories have been written that fit comfortably in that genre, whether they’re dystopian or slightly more uplifting.
Sept. 18, 2019
Arizona Western College Offering Rebated Tuition
Arizona Western College's "Yuma Promise" program allows Yuma County high school grads to have their out-of-pocket tuition and fees repaid to them if they get an associate’s degree at the Yuma community college and move on to a degree program in the city from one of the state’s three public universities.
Sept. 18, 2019
UC President Napolitano Announces Plans To Step Down
University of California President Janet Napolitano has announced she plans to step down in August 2020. Napolitano made the announcement Wednesday at a meeting of the university's Board of Regents.
Sept. 18, 2019
Former Tempe Leader Surrenders Teaching Certification
Former Tempe Preparatory Academy students accused Kolby Granville of making unwanted sexual advances and providing them alcohol while they were underage after they graduated.
Sept. 17, 2019
Boas: The Achievement Gap Between Rich And Poor Kids
The Show regularly checks in with Editorial Board of the Arizona Republic to talk about the big issues facing the state and the region — featured in the newspaper’s Viewpoints section.
Sept. 16, 2019
Phoenix Docs Launch Program For Minorities In Medicine
Two Valley doctors have launched a nonprofit to help boost the number of minorities in medicine. Their nonprofit, ElevateMeD, will provide scholarships, mentoring and financial management education to underrepresented medical students.
Sept. 16, 2019
Havasupai Work To Bridge Digital Divide In Grand Canyon
The most isolated Native American Tribe in the continental United States is finally expanding its broadband internet. And it hasn’t been easy. But if the Havasupai Tribe can install reliable high speed internet at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, they may bridge the digital divide for other tribes.
Sept. 16, 2019
ASU President Addresses Innovation Ranking, Criticisms
For the fifth year in a row, ASU has been named the most innovative school in the country by U.S. News and World Report.
Sept. 13, 2019
Should Schools Focus On Finance Education?
College costs continue to climb, making it even more relevant for students to have financial knowledge — including financial aid, loans and scholarships.
Sept. 12, 2019
Phoenix OKs Library Fine Forgiveness Program
Phoenix is now the largest U.S. city to eliminate fines at public libraries. On Tuesday, the City Council unanimously approved the fine forgiveness program. Phoenix has just over 1 million people with public library cards. About 1 in 10 are unable to check out materials because they owe at least $25 in fines.
Sept. 10, 2019
Meet The Women Leading Education Reform In AZ
Save Our Schools Arizona defied naysayers in their fight against the expansion of school vouchers. Red for Ed followed to win salary bumps for teachers. And a political newcomer beat the odds to claim the highest seat in the state's education system.
Sept. 9, 2019
Phoenix School Wins $100,000 Grant For Fitness Center
One of the teachers says that this new fitness center will have an impact on the kids. Brunson-Lee Elementary School was awarded the grant through Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Sept. 8, 2019
UA Receives $1.4M For Sleep Apnea Peer-Support Program
Untreated sleep apnea can lead to a host of health problems. But nearly half of patients resist treatment, which many find daunting and unpleasant. A University of Arizona peer-based program seeks to help.
Sept. 6, 2019
Nearly Half Of Student-Athletes Showing Anxiety, Depression
The National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA, has done research indicating that a significant percentage — nearly half — of student-athletes have experienced clinical or subclinical levels of anxiety. And the percentage is even higher when it comes to depression.
Sept. 5, 2019
Developers, Businesses Seek Partnership With AZ Universities
It’s been clear for a number of years that Arizona’s institutions of higher learning are a driving force in the economy. A lot of credit, in particular, has gone to ASU for the impact its downtown Phoenix campus has had. Grand Canyon University’s decision to expand its West Valley investments has also helped revive nearby areas.
Sept. 5, 2019
Flagstaff Public School Close Amid Cybersecurity Concerns
All public schools in Flagstaff are closed today because the district is dealing with a cyber security issue. Spokesperson Zachery Fountain said they found ransomware in the district computer system.
Sept. 5, 2019
ASU Scientists Looking For Answers In Mysterious Ancient City
Many archaeologists consider the first big city in the Americas to be Teotihuacán — a city that existed more than 2,000 years ago in Central Mexico. And a team of scientists working out of a little-known Arizona State University lab have long been looking for those answers.
For Phoenix Artist, Ancient Mexican City Teotihuacan Inspires Creativity
Sept. 5, 2019
High-Tech Playgrounds Could Be Key To Getting Kids Outside
Instead of just having slides, swings and places to climb and run around, play spaces are also starting to feature QR codes, which can connect users to augmented reality apps.
Sept. 4, 2019
School Facilities Board Prioritizes Funding Repairs Over Inspections
A recent Auditor General report suggested how the agency could improve and noted it isn’t inspecting schools every five years as required. Executive Director Paul Bakalis said the board has focused its staff on helping districts get money for projects through the Building Renewal Grant.
Sept. 3, 2019
9 ASU International Undergrads Detained At Los Angeles Airport
Nine Chinese undergrads from ASU were detained at Los Angeles International Airport late last week. The news comes as tensions between the US and China continue to grow. The students, some of who were set to graduate this fall, were sent back to China after U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials denied them reentry.
Sept. 3, 2019