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Tucson schools will use $7 million JUUL settlement to hire community health workers
The Tucson Unified School District plans to use money from a settlement with the e-cigarette company JUUL to hire five community health workers and two program supervisors to address substance use disorders and other mental health issues.
March 12, 2024
ASU study: Middle age, older adults struggle with sleep
After examining data from two federal studies, ASU researchers concluded nearly 40% of people born in the 1950s and '60s struggle to fall asleep and stay asleep.
March 11, 2024
Nonprofit hosts free sports camp for kids of incarcerated parents
Dozens of kids took to the court Saturday at the gym of Central Christian Church in Mesa. The Christian nonprofit Prison Fellowship put on a free sports camp for children of incarcerated parents.
March 11, 2024
UA student leads research into planet formations using Webb telescope
A study published in the The Astronomical Journal provides new insight into how planets are formed. With contributions from members of the University of Arizona, the findings were based in part on observation of a young star known as T Cha.
March 8, 2024
Horne suit vs. dual-language programs dismissed
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by Republican state Superintendent Tom Horne challenging programs some school districts use to educate non-English speaking students.
March 8, 2024
U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Ramin Toloui visits ASU
U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Ramin Toloui visited Arizona State University's Tempe campus Thursday to speak with representatives from semiconductor manufacturers about using funding from the 2022 CHIPS Act.
March 8, 2024
Bill moving through Arizona Legislature would ditch A-F rankings for schools
The legislation would replace the A-F grades with a new performance classification system adopted by the state Board of Education. The Senate Education Committee narrowly advanced it Wednesday.
March 7, 2024
GCU  hosts Forensic Science Day to grab interest from prospective students
Seniors in Grand Canyon University's forensic science program took part in an event on Thursday to get prospective students interested in the field. More than 1,000 high school and community college students filed into the campus arena to check out various booths and activities.
March 7, 2024
How a Dartmouth teams decision to unionize could impact college sports
Members of the Dartmouth College men’s basketball team earlier this week voted to unionize. It’s the first time college student-athletes have taken this step. Experts say all of this has the potential to drastically change the landscape of college sports.
March 7, 2024
Arizona has a doctor shortage despite new med schools
Arizona’s universities have put a lot of money into opening and expanding medical schools in our state as we face an ongoing physician shortage. But Brittney Kaufmann says it’s all for naught unless we get more government funding for residencies that train new physicians in real hospital and health care settings.
March 7, 2024
Why public universities are recruiting out-of-state students
A new analysis of university enrollment finds public research universities in 47 states — including Arizona — have increased the percentage of out-of-state undergrads they accept between 2002 and 2022.
March 7, 2024
Here are steps Hobbs wants UA to take to deal with its budget problems
After meeting with leadership from the University of Arizona and the Arizona Board of Regents on Wednesday, Gov. Katie Hobbs laid out steps she would like them to take as the university contends with a large budget shortfall.
March 6, 2024
UA acknowledges it sits on Native lands. Some say it should use funds to help Native students
More than 10 million acres were taken from Native American tribes to create the more than 100 so-called land-grant universities, including the University of Arizona. Recent reporting from Grist says those funds aren't used to help Native students.
March 6, 2024
Professor wants to create a pipeline for Latino students in the performing arts
There have been many efforts to get girls and minority students in STEM — science, technology, engineering and math. But Micha Espinosa didn’t hear a lot about getting them into the arts. So, she’s working to change it.
March 6, 2024
Adults can now apply to Mesa College Promise program
Mesa is expanding its college Promise Program to include adults aged 24 and older.
March 6, 2024
Parents, kids need more awareness of location tracking in apps, ASU professor says
More than half of parents recently surveyed by Cox Mobile said their children’s location sharing is turned on, making where they are publicly accessible across several mobile apps.
March 6, 2024
Arizona university students could challenge grades based on political bias under proposal
A bill is moving forward at the Arizona Capitol that would allow public university students to challenge a grade if they believed political bias played a role.
March 5, 2024
Hobbs says shes no longer looking to replace Board of Regents
Gov. Katie Hobbs is scheduled to meet with the Arizona Board of Regents and University of Arizona leadership tomorrow as the school grapples with a $177 million budget shortfall.
March 5, 2024
University faculty could lose power if some lawmakers have their way
The Arizona House of Representatives has approved a measure that would change the shared governance policies at the state’s public universities. Carolina Cuellar, a reporter for Arizona Luminaria, has been following the measure. She joined The Show to talk about why supporters of the bill say it’s needed.
March 5, 2024
Horne backs Holocaust education bill
Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne is calling on lawmakers to strengthen an existing law that requires Arizona schools to teach students about the Holocaust and other genocides.
March 5, 2024

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