Arizona Education News


Teacher accused of hiding cameras in changing room
A Glendale high school teacher was arrested Monday for placing hidden cameras in a room where students were changing, police said Tuesday. Police spokesman Jose Santiago said several students at Independence High School found the devices that their teacher, Estevan Carreon was allegedly using to watch them.
March 26, 2024
Program brings shade trees to low-income schools
As the weather begins to warm up, the city of Phoenix is kicking off a new program to plant more shade trees around schools.
March 26, 2024
New AZ nursing program aims to prevent burnout
A new transition-to-practice program in Arizona has welcomed its first cohort of nurses. The 12-month program supports newly-graduated nurses at hospitals in more rural areas and aims to prevent burnout.
March 26, 2024
AZ Board of Education scraps new rules for school voucher program
The Arizona Board of Education opted not to adopt new rules for the state’s school voucher program meant to promote compliance with state law following blowback from parents and Republican lawmakers.
March 25, 2024
Alabama beats Grand Canyon 72-61 in March Madness
Mark Sears had 26 points and 12 rebounds, Mouhamed Dioubate scored all nine of his points in the final 5 1/2 minutes, and fourth-seeded Alabama used a late surge to beat No. 12 seed Grand Canyon 72-61 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
March 25, 2024
University of Arizona advances to the Sweet 16
Caleb Love scored 19 points and second-seeded Arizona reached the Sweet 16 for the second time in three seasons, beating No. 7 seed Dayton 78-68 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday.
March 24, 2024
Bill expanding scholarship opportunities for AZ foster kids advances
A bill that would expand scholarship opportunities for Arizona's foster care children is moving forward at the state Capitol. The Senate Education Committee advanced it Wednesday.
March 21, 2024
ASU Inclusive Communities training is focus of suit
The Goldwater Institute, a Phoenix-based conservative think tank, filed a lawsuit against the Arizona Board of Regents Tuesday. At issue is Arizona State University’s Inclusive Communities employee training.
March 21, 2024
As more schools implement no-phone policies, Arizona educators report positive results
Schools across the country are increasingly adopting no-phone policies. It’s part of an effort to reduce distractions and improve educational outcomes. Some Phoenix-area schools are seeing success with policies of their own, but it's not perfect.
March 21, 2024
AZ House committee passes bill allowing Ten Commandments in schools
A state House Committee has approved a bill that would allow the Ten Commandments to be posted in every classroom.
March 20, 2024
Scottsdale parent sues different district over ELL program
The parent of a Scottsdale high school student is suing another district over its use of a dual language program. This comes less than two weeks after a judge dismissed a similar suit, filed by Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Horne.
March 19, 2024
AZ lawmaker violated sexual misconduct policies as a student
One of Arizona’s newest lawmakers was suspended from George Washington University almost a decade ago after a disciplinary panel found he violated the school’s sexual misconduct policies.
March 18, 2024
Legislature bans sex offenders from holding school board positions
A bill to prohibit registered sex offenders from serving on public school boards passed out of the Arizona Legislature last week, but Republicans declined to extend the prohibition to individuals operating charter schools that receive school voucher money.
March 18, 2024
Board of Regents executive director temporarily steps down to focus on UA role
Arizona Board of Regents executive director John Arnold has temporarily stepped down to focus on his acting CFO role at University of Arizona and the university's financial crisis.
March 14, 2024
Schools from kindergarten to college are adding therapy dog programs
Valley schools from kindergarten to college have started programs to get therapy dogs on campus and available to students and faculty, despite the process to set up partnerships and get the dogs trained.
March 14, 2024
Union: Educators want higher pay for themselves, other school staff
Educators with Arizona’s public school labor union say they agree with lawmakers that teachers need higher pay, but they want other staff to get raises too.
March 14, 2024
New scholarship to cover tuition for AZ law enforcement family members
Applications for a new scholarship program for family members of law enforcement will be accepted by the Arizona Board of Regents starting on Friday.
March 13, 2024
Horne recommends pay raises, added discipline for teacher retention
In his annual state of education address to lawmakers, Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne warned teachers are leaving schools at an alarming rate.
March 13, 2024
Bill allowing veterans and retirees to become school resource officers passes Arizona Senate
A bill that would allow retired police officers and veterans to act as school resource officers has passed the Arizona Senate. It’s intended to help with an officer shortage.
March 12, 2024
Curator brings together bold and unapologetic women in new Mesa art exhibit
An exhibit at the Mesa Community College gallery explores the future matriarchs of the Black community. Titled "Future Matriarchs," it includes 10 artists, all of whom are women.
March 12, 2024