Education News

For three years, Mexico’s biggest university has had an office at the University of Arizona. The new leadership in the Mexican institution’s office in Tucson expects to have an impact in the community and bilateral relations.
Feb. 11, 2019
The University of Arizona men’s basketball team has been one of the nation’s most dominant programs for decades. But more recently, it’s been connected with controversy, including an FBI investigation related to whether illegal payments were being given to players.
Feb. 8, 2019
The Attorney General investigated the purchasing and contracting Scottsdale schools did for the construction of Hohokam Elementary School.
Feb. 7, 2019
A number of colleges and universities have reduced their sticker prices recently. Some see the move as a way to attract more applicants, but how common is this among universities, and does it actually impact what students pay to go to college?
Feb. 7, 2019
Arizona Sen. Martin Quezada has sponsored a bill that would eliminate that state’s so-called K-12 education “no promo-homo” for the last four years. But will Arizona repeal the law?
Feb. 5, 2019
In her first ever State of Education speech, Superintendent Kathy Hoffman told members of the House Education Committee on Monday that the system needs to support the emotional well-being of students. She said that means "creating an inclusive environment that supports children from all backgrounds.''
Feb. 5, 2019
In the early to mid 1990s, the University of Oregon wasn’t widely known for its success in the so-called revenue sports like football and men’s basketball. But that trajectory dramatically changed when the university became closely aligned with Nike and its founder — Oregon alum Phil Knight.
Feb. 5, 2019
Arizona's new Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman gave her first State of Education speech to the Arizona House of Representatives Education Committee MondayHoffman is a former Arizona teacher and speech therapist and the first Democrat to hold the role since Diane Bishop left office in 1995.
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Feb. 4, 2019
Northern Arizona University missed its target enrollment by at least 800 tuition-paying students this year, resulting in $10 million in lost tuition and fees that have already been allocated.
Feb. 4, 2019
What does it take for Arizona students to be eligible for in-state college tuition? One Arizona lawmaker hopes to make it as simple as having a diploma from an Arizona high school.
Feb. 3, 2019
With Kathy Hoffman as the new Superintendent of Public Instruction, there will be some changes to the Arizona Department of Education.
Feb. 1, 2019
A protracted fight over President Trump’s push for a border wall has raised political tensions with Mexico. But some U.S. institutions are still betting on partnerships with their southern neighbor — including one Arizona school that wants to keep training Mexican diplomats.
Jan. 30, 2019
Arizona schools are scheduled to receive an extra $21 million in fiscal year 2020. The Arizona Board of Investment approved the $342 million “record distribution” from the Permanent Land Endowment Trust Fund Tuesday, a 6.5 percent increase over fiscal year 2019.
Jan. 30, 2019
Bills that could change everything from what information is collected about Arizona kindergartens to how the state teaches English-language learners are working their way through the Arizona Legislature.
Jan. 29, 2019
A yearlong investigation, done by USA Today Network, shows a quarter of graduates for 18 U.S. law schools don’t pass the bar exam within two years.
Jan. 29, 2019
The Arizona State Board of Education will not withhold funding from the Murphy School District. The Phoenix district was at risk of losing up to 10 percent of its state funding for not meeting financial management standards.
Jan. 28, 2019
A college in Vermont will close but not disappear, thanks to a college in Arizona. Prescott College will hire some Green Mountain faculty, house all its academic records, and create a center that carries on Green Mountain’s name.
Jan. 28, 2019
Jessica Gonzalez, now 28, was one of the more than 1 million undocumented Mexican immigrants who left the United States in the last decade, bringing net migration from Mexico to a net zero, according to Pew Research estimates. Like many young returning migrants, Gonzalez faced challenges in transferring her American education and in finding work.
Jan. 25, 2019
While Arizona doesn’t maintain a record of how many minorities are in the design profession here, nationally we know that out of over 100,000 registered architects — less than 2 percent — are African-American.
Jan. 25, 2019
Arizona has one of the most restrictive English Language Learner (ELL) programs in the country. It was established in the early 2000s, after Arizona voters passed Prop 203, otherwise known as the “English Only” initiative.
Jan. 25, 2019

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