Arizona Education News


Lit Squad: YA author Kyle Lukoff on helping kids understand gender
Kyle Lukoff is a former elementary school librarian and the author of several books, including “Call Me Max” and “Too Bright to See.” His new book is called “Different Kinds of Fruit.”
July 22, 2022
Autism-focused charter school network opens West Valley campus
A network of charter schools that caters to students with autism has opened a new campus in the West Valley.
July 21, 2022
AZ budget doled out millions for education. Hoffman is worried they wont be able to spend it
State lawmakers and Gov. Doug Ducey added hundreds of millions of dollars to the public education system in the budget for this fiscal year. But state schools Superintendent Kathy Hoffman is concerned about district schools being allowed to actually spend that new money.
July 21, 2022
Fewer AZ high school graduates showing interest in higher ed
Fewer high school graduates were interested in pursuing higher education in 2020 than in 2019. Arizona-based research group OH Predictive Insights examined the reasons.
July 20, 2022
How higher prices are impacting back-to-school shopping
Nearly 70% of back-to-school shoppers say they’ve noticed higher prices, especially among clothing.
July 19, 2022
Lit Squad: The role youth literature plays in exposing kids to diversity
The Show's series Lit Squad kicks off with authors Tom Leveen and Jewell Parker Rhodes discussing the role of youth literature in teaching kids about the world around them.
July 19, 2022
1,800 foster kids looking for home as school year starts
Some of Arizona’s students will be back in the classroom as soon as July 20. While many fill their backpacks with school supplies, about 1,800 foster kids are seeking something else: a stable home.
July 18, 2022
Tucson Unified School District considers virtual teachers
To help with its teacher shortage, the Tucson Unified School District is considering hiring virtual teachers for the coming school year.
July 14, 2022
AZ education group president: Reducing qualifications wont fix teacher shortage
With a new school year around the corner, educators are continuing to face a teacher shortage and how to meet it. Arizona recently approved legislation that no longer requires teachers to have a college degree when they get their certification.
July 13, 2022
Valley drag queen says story hours help kids feel included
Drag shows have become a big topic of conversation in Arizona politics over the past few weeks. But local drag queen and activist Gin Tinkle says there are all kinds of events that drag queens take part in, from shows at bars to storytimes for kids.
July 12, 2022
Study: Young kids dont see a lot of diversity on YouTube
Many kids spent lots of time watching videos on YouTube. But research suggests the videos they're watching are not representative of their worlds.
July 11, 2022
Nonprofit donates instruments, equipment to Phoenix students
Representatives from a national nonprofit group came to the Valley Sunday to donate musical instruments and equipment to Harmony Project Phoenix.
July 10, 2022
ASU is silent, UA is vague reacting to news of shrinking Pac-12
Arizona State University remains silent on the impending exits of USC and UCLA from the Pac-12, and the University of Arizona gave an unclear statement on social media reacting to news that the schools are defecting for a more wealthy conference.
July 1, 2022
UCLA, USC to leave Pac-12 to join Big Ten
The athletic conference to which Arizona State and the University of Arizona belong may be headed for disintegration. The Midwest-based Big Ten has voted to accept UCLA and USC, who are leaving the Pac-12.
June 30, 2022
All AZ public school students are now eligible for a voucher. But the debate continues
All of Arizona’s 1.1 million public school students would be eligible for a voucher to attend a private school under a bill approved by Republicans in the state Legislature during the final hours of the session.
June 30, 2022
UA to cover undergraduate tuition, fees for tribal students
Starting this fall semester, Native American undergraduate students from all of the state’s federally recognized tribes will be able to get tuition and mandatory fees covered at the University of Arizona.
June 28, 2022
Critical race theory bill shelved as Legislature adjourns
As a Republican representative missed the last day of the legislative session, the bill will did not move forward for the second year in a row.
June 27, 2022
AZ lawmakers take up school vouchers, water and more in sessions final hours
State lawmakers ended their session late Friday with a flurry of activity on major issues, including school vouchers and water.
June 27, 2022
New names chosen for 3 schools with names tied to KKK
Tempe Elementary School District has picked new names for three schools whose current namesakes were found to have ties to a local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan.
June 25, 2022
Lawmakers approve bipartisan $18B budget
The Arizona Legislature approved a bipartisan $18 billion spending plan early Thursday that will make substantial investments in public schools, build new highways and pay down long-term debts.
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June 23, 2022