Education News

Creighton University Gets $10M Gift To Develop Campus
Nebraska-based Creighton University is set to open a health services campus in Phoenix in a few years — and an Arizona nonprofit is donating $10 million to help fund development of the school.
May 13, 2019
What Is The New Conspiracism?
We’re all familiar with conspiracy theories. Sometimes they’re the equivalent of legends or tall tales, or they can approach the realm of reality where evidence and facts could be compatible. But what if we take “theory” out of the phrase and focus on just the “conspiracy” part?
May 13, 2019
 Arizonas Counselor-To-Student Ratio Is The Worst In The Country; What Counselors Want Lawmakers To Do About It
Arizona has the worst student-to-counselor ratio in the country, and Gov. Ducey's funding proposal may not be enough to meet the need.
May 13, 2019
AZ Superintendent Creates Position Focused On Equity
Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman is hiring for a new position: an associate superintendent of equity, diversity and inclusion.
May 10, 2019
Arizona State Library To Award More Than $675K To Libraries
The Arizona State Library will award more than $675,000 in grant money to 53 libraries across the state. The money comes from the federal Library Services and Technology Act and is used to support library services in all 50 states.
May 9, 2019
Poll: Arizonans Support Dual-Language Immersion Classes
In 2000, voters in Arizona passed a so-called “English-only” law, which requires students who don’t speak English to be placed in what’s called Structured English Immersion programs, where they learn English apart from every other subject. Those programs, however, have been met with a lot of criticism.
May 9, 2019
How To Improve Education Despite Funding Shortfalls
What can educators and parents do to improve how students are learning, even if funding shortfalls continue?
May 7, 2019
Proposed Measure Would Punish Teachers For Political Discussion
Unable to get even a hearing on his plan, Rep. Mark Finchem, R-Oro Valley, is now working with parents and some teachers to put a measure on the 2020 Arizona ballot to block educators from engaging in classroom political advocacy.
May 7, 2019
Study Suggests Phoenix Is Unpopular Among Millennials
A new study from the National Realtors Association looked at employment gains, population trends, income levels and housing conditions in the 100 biggest metro areas in the country and came up with a list of the top 10 cities for millennials.
May 6, 2019
UA Mens Basketball Continues To Be Part Of Bribery Trial
Late last week, a spokesperson for the University of Arizona said the NCAA had started an investigation into the school’s men’s basketball program. Ryan Finley, sports editor for the Arizona Daily Star, joined The Show to talk through this latest news on the embattled program.
May 6, 2019
UA Confirms NCAA Investigation Into Basketball Program
The University of Arizona has confirmed that the school’s basketball program is under investigation by the NCAA.
May 6, 2019
The Presidents Get Ranked In This New Book
In the new book "The Presidents," Brian Lamb and Susan Swain of C-SPAN — along with a team of historians — rank those leaders from No. 1 to No. 43. The top ten is led by Abraham Lincoln and includes seven who served in the 20th Century. Meanwhile, the impeached Andrew Johnson is No. 42 — ahead of only James Buchanan.
May 3, 2019
Girls Scouts Honoring Famous Women On Cabin Murals
When you think of the girl scouts what comes to mind? For most people, it's the cookies. But Girl Scouts Arizona Cactus-Pine directors like Christina Spicer wants the girls to think of more than cookie sales, they want them to think of influential people in history they might look up to.
May 3, 2019
AZ Teacher Pay Still Ranks Below Most Other States
New data from the National Education Association, a teachers union, shows Arizona teachers saw the fourth biggest pay increase in the country between 2016-17 and 2017-18. But, even with that raise, teacher pay here still ranks 45th out of the 50 states and Washington, D.C.
May 3, 2019
Bill Aimed At Improving School Safety Heads To Governors Desk
Arizona lawmakers approved new mandates to improve school safety Wednesday. Republican Nancy Barto helped convince colleagues the bill would implement school district requirements for documenting and reporting potentially dangerous activities on a campus.
May 2, 2019
ASU Launches Center For Innovation In Healthy And Resilient Aging
Arizona State University wants to redefine how we grow old — so it launched its Center for Innovation in Healthy and Resilient Aging, which aims to tackle some of the challenges facing older adults.
May 2, 2019
Recordings Played At Trial Claim Sean Miller Paid Players
Federal prosecutors played wiretap recordings mentioning University of Arizona coach Sean Miller before it rested its case Wednesday in the corruption trial over college basketball recruiting.
May 1, 2019
AZ Supreme Court Declines Case On University Tuition
The Arizona Supreme Court has declined to hear arguments in a case brought by state Attorney General Mark Brnovich, which claims the way tuition is set at ASU, UofA and NAU is unconstitutional.
May 1, 2019
At Least 6 AZ School District Policies May Have Broken Law
A check of school district policies across Arizona shows at least six could have been breaking the law by asking for parents to show a state-issued ID before enrolling their kids. The ACLU had dinged Yuma Union High School District for doing this.
April 30, 2019
Artists Of Promise Celebrated At The Orpheum Theatre
Tuesday night at the historic Orpheum Theater in downtown Phoenix, students from throughout the Maricopa County Community College District will be named “artists of promise.”
April 30, 2019

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