Education News

UA Doctor: Rise In COVID-19 Cases Due To Community Spread
Dr. Shad Marvasti is the director of public health, prevention and health promotion at the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine in Phoenix. He says while increased testing is a part of it, community spread more likely caused the rise in cases.
June 9, 2020
ASU Retracts Job Offer To Newly Hired Journalism School Dean
Arizona State University has rescinded a job offer to the newly hired dean of its journalism school following allegations of racism and mistreatment of students. In an email sent Sunday, Provost Mark Searle said that Sonya Forte Duhé would not lead the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
June 8, 2020
Phoenix District Evaluating Its School Resource Officers Program
The death of George Floyd, a black man in Minnesota, has sparked national discussions on police brutality. Schools across the country, including one Phoenix school district, are using this moment to evaluate the presence of law enforcement officers on their campuses.
June 5, 2020
ASU, NAU Share Details On Reopening Plans For The Fall Semester
Northern Arizona University students will start the fall semester on Aug. 12, earlier than usual and end before Thanksgiving. Arizona State University employees will be required to take and report their temperatures every work day.
June 5, 2020
San Carlos Apache College Celebrates Its First Ever Graduating Class
About three years ago, the San Carlos Apache College located east of Phoenix began working on its mission to educate its tribe and preserve the Apache language and culture. On Friday, it's celebrating its first ever graduating class in a virtual ceremony.
June 5, 2020
Some Student Loans Helped By CARES Act
The CARES Act includes provisions to help borrowers pay back their federal student loans, such as automatically suspending both principal and interest payments through September. But, while that applies to the majority of federal student loans, it doesn’t include all of them.
June 4, 2020
First Amendment Lawsuit Filed Over Terrorism Lesson At Scottsdale Community College
The Arizona chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations has filed a federal lawsuit against the Maricopa County Community College District and a professor.
June 4, 2020
Superintendents Staying Flexible On Plans For School Year
With Arizona on track to mark 1,000 or more coronavirus-related deaths this week, schools must figure out if it’s possible to bring back students and staff safely. The state's released guidelines on how districts could accomplish that, but its ultimately up to each of them to decide for themselves what's best for the students and parents they serve.
June 4, 2020
Survey: 60% Of AZ Voters In Favor Of Increasing School Funding
A survey has revealed that 60% of Arizona voters are in favor of increasing funding to public schools and addressing the teacher shortage.
June 3, 2020
Mesa Public Library Seeks COVID-19 Personal Stories
When coronavirus is behind us, it won’t be hard to go back and find news reports or government documents related to the pandemic, but it might be harder to find accounts of how people were feeling, or how their lives changed. The Mesa Public Library wants to archive some of those personal stories.
June 3, 2020
Educators Concerned With Health, Safety When Schools Reopen
The State Department of Education has released guidance to schools as they prepare for the 2020-2021 school year and a return to the physical classroom. The Show spoke with Marisol Garcia, vice president of the Arizona Education Association, for a teacher's perspective.
June 3, 2020
Nogales Superintendent: How Many Students Are We Actually Getting Back?
School leaders now have guidance for reopening their classrooms for the upcoming school year, but the execution of the state’s plan will not be uniform across Arizona. In particular, small and rural districts may be facing a more difficult return to normalcy.
June 2, 2020
Arizona Education Leader Thinks Its Too Early To Reopen Schools
Guidance from the state and health department are fueling plans to reopen classrooms beginning this fall. However, Arizona Education Association’s Marisol Garcia, says this is too soon because some schools open as early as mid-July.
June 2, 2020
Arizona Releases Plan For Reopening Schools
The Arizona Department of Education on Monday morning released its road map for reopening schools in the fall. In a letter, Superintendent Kathy Hoffman said the plan was developed with the help of public health experts and education leaders across Arizona.
June 1, 2020
Poll: 20% Of Teachers Unlikely To Return To Classrooms
A new USA Today/Ipsos survey released last week finds 20% of teachers nationally are unlikely to return to classrooms when they reopen. Marisol Garcia with the Arizona Education Association said she expects that trend to be mirrored in the state because of the coronavirus pandemic.
June 1, 2020
Black Mothers Forum Joins Worldwide Chorus Denouncing Floyd Death
A Phoenix-based public interest group has joined a chorus of people worldwide who are denouncing the alleged killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police.
May 31, 2020
AZ University Presidents Propose Suspending Their Pay Increases
An Arizona Board of Regents committee is supporting a proposal to suspend previously scheduled pay increases for university presidents.
May 28, 2020
Fall At UA Could Include A Quarantined Dorm, Sports With No Fans
The University of Arizona has fewer than 90 days to decide what its fall semester will look like and whether–and how many students–will be living and taking classes on campus. The university began holding regular updates by its task force last week, and its latest was Wednesday.
May 28, 2020
Chandler High Graduate:
The Show is giving a few graduating Arizona seniors an opportunity to share their observations. Miranda Gonzalez is graduating Thursday from Chandler High School, which is holding a virtual ceremony.
May 28, 2020
AZ Summer Camps Are Open, But With Safety Guidelines In Place
Most schools in the Valley have officially wrapped up until the fall, meaning dozens of summer camps are set to open for the next few months. However, public health officials have laid out specific safety guidelines that camps will need to follow.
May 27, 2020