Education News

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
Arizona State University is seeking to expand its presence in the nation’s capital. ASU is asking the Arizona Board of Regents for permission to rent more space in Washington, D.C.
Jan. 24, 2019
As state lawmakers and the governor debate funding and policies for education in the upcoming year, a local journalist has uncovered a disturbing trend in some vocational programs for students with disabilities in Arizona schools.
Jan. 24, 2019
The Takeaway: Denver Teachers Go On Strike
Just after the resolution of the Los Angeles teachers strikes, another strike was declared in another major US city. Denver teachers have voted to strike for better pay and bonuses. This is the first vote of its kind in the city in 25 years.
Jan. 24, 2019
In November, voters shot down — by a 2-1 margin — Proposition 305, blocking a law that would’ve expanded the Empowerment Scholarship Account program, also referred to as vouchers. But the issue isn’t quite dead, as The Show's guest, Rob O’dell, tells us.
Jan. 23, 2019
Los Angeles teachers are headed back to the classroom after a week-long strike. Union leaders approved a settlement with teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation’s second largest school district.
Jan. 23, 2019
Arizona voters could have a choice next year over whether to increase sales taxes to support public education. The Senate Education Committee voted 5-3 Thursday to approve a measure that would let voters decide whether to replace a six-tenths of a cent tax with a penny tax. Voters approved the current tax when they voted yes on Prop 301 about two decades ago.
Jan. 23, 2019
Unpopular decisions regarding faculty bargaining tools, the district’s football program and several lawsuits have put a spotlight on the colleges and the board.
Jan. 22, 2019
There have been some high-profile closures recently of for-profit colleges like ITT Technical Institute, Arizona Summit Law School and Corinthian Colleges. But many others are shutting their doors as well, which is leaving students in difficult positions.
Jan. 22, 2019
The public school strike in southern California continues, as tens of thousands of teachers from the Los Angeles Unified School District have walked out. What surprised many was the presence of charter school educators on the picket lines.
Jan. 22, 2019
Gov. Doug Ducey is proposing an $11.4 billion spending plan for the coming year.
Jan. 21, 2019
While Laura Smith was the chief financial officer at the Scottsdale district, she signed off on paperwork related to a consulting firm she had a stake in with her sister. She was later indicted and plead not guilty to fraud and conflict of interest charges.
Jan. 16, 2019
Educators around the state wore red Wednesday to show their support for public education today. As lawmakers consider new policies and the state’s budget, educators want to make sure they aren’t left out of the conversation.
Jan. 16, 2019
The Maricopa Community College District governing board has a new president, despite the former president having six months left on his term.
Jan. 16, 2019
In the tumultuous year and a half that Hendrix was board president, the district ended its football program and a faculty bargaining system known as meet-and-confer.
Jan. 15, 2019
For the first time in 30 years, teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District — the nation’s second largest — have walked off the job.
Jan. 14, 2019

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