Arizona Education News


Despite Pandemic, Avondale Schools Make After-School Support Programs Work
Two Avondale schools are making their after-school support programs work, despite the pandemic.
Jan. 12, 2021
ASU Starting Spring Semester With Encouraging Enrollment Numbers
Approximately, 122,000 ASU students are enrolled for the spring semester, an increase of more than 7% over last January. Some of the biggest jumps were among its master’s degree students and ASU Online students.
Jan. 12, 2021
AIA Votes To Reinstate High School Winter Sports
Winter sports for Arizona high school athletes are back on after the Arizona Interscholastic Association board voted Tuesday to overturn its decision days ago to cancel them.
Jan. 12, 2021
Gov. Ducey Defends COVID-19 Response In 7th State Of The State
Gov. Doug Ducey used his annual State of the State address to laud his administration’s COVID-19 policies and spread a hopeful message now that vaccines are being distributed in Arizona.
WATCH: Ducey Delivers State Of The State
Jan. 11, 2021
GCU, UA To Serve As Vaccine Distribution Sites For Their Counties
Grand Canyon University and the University of Arizona are gearing up to open as COVID-19 vaccination sites for Maricopa and Pima counties, they announced Monday.
Jan. 11, 2021
Colleges Starting Semester With More Online Classes, COVID Testing
Arizona colleges and universities are planning to continue offering a combination of in-person, hybrid and online classes, and implement COVID-19 mitigation strategies as they start their spring semesters this week. One big difference this semester is the cancellation of spring semester due to COVID-19-related concerns.
Jan. 11, 2021
ASU Workers Demand Remote Learning, Access To Vaccines
Last week, Arizona State University announced professors who are teaching in person are next in line for COVID-19 vaccines. Campus workers are upset they’re not included and immediately requested all sorts of changes for the spring semester starting Monday.
Jan. 10, 2021
Peoria Schools Shut; Teachers Protest In-Person Learning
As of Sunday morning, so many teachers from Peoria School District called in sick to protest in-person learning that a dozen schools won’t have enough staff for classes on Monday.
Jan. 10, 2021
AIA Cancels High School Winter Sports
High school athletes who play winter sports in Arizona won’t get to finish their seasons this year. Officials say low hospital capacity due to the pandemic drove a decision to cancel the games.
Jan. 9, 2021
School Staff, Adults Over 75 Can Begin Requesting Vaccines Monday
Maricopa County will enter phase 1B in its COVID-19 vaccination plan Monday. This phase makes the vaccine available to school staff and childcare workers, law enforcement and adults age 75 and older.
Jan. 7, 2021
Med School Applications Up At UA College Of Medicine
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to worsen and the number of infections, hospitalizations and deaths continues to rise in Arizona and elsewhere, medical schools say they’re seeing an increase in applications. And in some cases, they’re seeing a big increase.
Jan. 7, 2021
Climate Change Behind Mongolias Near-Record Setting Air Pressure Level
Now, Mongolia may enter the climate record books for the highest surface air pressure ever recorded. Arizona State University professor and climatologist Randy Cerveny coordinates the World Meteorological Organization’s evaluation of climate extremes. He’s looking into the Mongolia numbers.
Jan. 7, 2021
ASU Employees Forming Union Hope To Engage With University Quickly
Employees at Arizona State University are in the process of forming a union. Laurie Stoff is on the organizing committee and says members don’t see themselves as being adversarial with the university, but rather as dedicated employees trying to make ASU the best it can be.
Jan. 6, 2021
Pinal County Educators Begin Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine
Pinal County entered Phase 1B last week of COVID-19 vaccinations, making it the first county, and until Tuesday, was the only county in the state to reach that phase. This means Pinal County educators are now eligible to sign up to get the vaccine, along with health-care workers and others in the Phase 1A category.
Jan. 5, 2021
UA Starting Spring Semester With Mostly Virtual Classes For Now
University of Arizona students will begin classes for the spring semester next Wednesday in Phase 1, university officials announced in a Tuesday media briefing. That means only about 3,900 students out of the university's 46,000 students will be attending classes that have been deemed essential in person.
Jan. 5, 2021
AZ Schools Face Teacher Shortage Exacerbated By Pandemic
A new survey from the Arizona School Personnel Administrators Association shows Arizona’s teacher shortage continues in the state as schools are attempting to balance online and in-person learning amid the pandemic. The Show spoke with Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman about this.
Jan. 5, 2021
Chandler Schools Vote For Virtual Learning, Gilbert Extends Hybrid
The Chandler Unified School District's governing board voted Monday to start its next quarter on Wednesday with two weeks of virtual learning, instead of in-person classes as it had planned prior its winter break. Meanwhile the Gilbert Public Schools governing board voted Tuesday to have all schools return to hybrid classes now through Jan. 29.
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Jan. 5, 2021
Rallies Held Against In-Person Classes In Chandler, Gilbert Districts
Parents and educators of the Chandler and Gilbert school districts organized car rallies Monday in protest of in-person classes despite current state recommendation for virtual learning for schools in all counties given the high rates of COVID-19 infection and hospitalizations.
Jan. 4, 2021
Does Social Media Change Free Speech Rights For Students?
The U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether to hear a case from Pennsylvania, in which a high school student was punished for a post she made on Snapchat. Gregg Leslie, a professor of practice and executive director of the First Amendment Clinic at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at ASU, joined The Show to talk about it.
Jan. 4, 2021
How To Help Students Overcome Lost Learning Due To Pandemic
As schools come back from winter break, the conversation is continuing over how the pandemic is impacting education and what students will have learned this year.
Jan. 4, 2021