Arizona Education News


Tuition will increase at Arizonas three public universities
Tuition will increase at the state’s three public universities in the next academic year. The Arizona Board of Regents on Thursday approved new tuition and fee rates for Arizona State University, University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University.
April 7, 2022
School choice advocates say Arizona is overdue for a funding overhaul
Arizona lawmakers are considering a proposal that would give more money to schools, but hundreds of districts say they would lose money. Supporters of the measure, however, argue that it wouldn't have to be that way.
April 7, 2022
Bill proposes forgiving student loans for veterinarians
The Arizona Legislature is pushing a bill that could forgive up to $100,000 in student loans for veterinarians. But the catch is they need to graduate after Jan. 1, 2023, and work at a nonprofit shelter or agricultural practice that has a shortage.
April 6, 2022
ABOR to vote on public university tuition increases
The board that governs Arizona’s three public universities is expected to vote Thursday on proposed tuition increases for the 2022-2023 academic year.
April 6, 2022
Lawmakers want to overhaul how schools are funded. Some educators are worried
A proposal to overhaul the way schools are funded in Arizona is under consideration in the Arizona Legislature.
April 6, 2022
Pandemic-related social isolation has led to increased mental illness in AZ students
The Arizona School Counselors Association says because of the pandemic, mental illness in students is becoming more common.
April 6, 2022
AZ lawmakers may require teachers to post classroom materials online. But will parents look?
State lawmakers are considering a proposal that would require Arizona public school teachers to post much of what they use in the classroom online. But teachers are split in their reactions.
April 5, 2022
Word S7:E4 – People’s best friend, National Poetry Month spring into action
Word returns from spring break with new conversations about kid lit, Valley poets preparing to go geopolitical vs. Vladimir Putin’s war against Ukraine during National Poetry Month and the upcoming Tucson Poetry Festival.
April 5, 2022
Sonoran government, ASU sign collaboration agreement
Among other things, the agreement seeks to help train indigenous women as health promoters in their communities, according to a Sonoran state release.
April 4, 2022
A Valley architect and artist creates detailed sketches on ordinary napkins
A new exhibit on display at Burton Barr Central Library in Phoenix showcases amazing drawings on a very uncommon medium by Valley architect and artist Kyoko Iwasaka.
April 4, 2022
Sonora schools chief says all schools will be up and running by August
The vast majority of schools in the state are already up and running, but some still need rehabilitation work because many schools were vandalized during their prolonged pandemic closures.
April 4, 2022
Biden appoints Chris Paul to his HBCU advisory board
Suns point guard Chris Paul is among President Biden’s recent appointees to his advisory board on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, intended to advance the HBCU Initiative established by the Carter administration.
April 2, 2022
Boyer opposes plan to sidestep tax cut referendum
A GOP plan to avoid a voter referendum on $2 billion in income tax cuts — primarily benefiting Arizona’s wealthiest — is stuck unless one Republican’s conditions are met.
More Arizona politics news
April 1, 2022
What revising a novel can teach us about life
Anyone who writes anything knows about the importance of revision — taking your first draft, or a later one, and making it better. It can be a difficult process. But a new book aims to help writers and non-writers alike through the revising and re-writing process.
April 1, 2022
Bill requiring curricula postings makes its way through AZ House
A bill that would require schools to make curricula materials available to parents ahead of time, has passed an Arizona House committee on a party-line vote.
March 29, 2022
ASU womens basketball has a new head coach
Natasha Adair is the new head coach for Arizona’s State University’s women’s basketball program.
March 29, 2022
House Republicans advance K-12 funding overhaul
A last-minute proposal to overhaul Arizona’s K-12 school funding formula sailed through a House committee vote on Monday morning, even as school leaders were still trying to grasp the full impact of a measure that could reduce funding for dozens of school districts.
March 28, 2022
University of Arizona to have rally in support of Ukraine
The invasion of Ukraine has sparked worldwide outrage and an outpouring of support. That support will include a peace rally Tuesday at the University of Arizona.
March 28, 2022
Boas: Is animosity holding up the goals of Invest in Ed?
A proposal to revamp school funding in the state has been a topic of discussion over the last number of years, both at the state Capitol and at the ballot box. And in a column over the weekend, Bob Robb of the Republic makes the case for a grand bargain of sorts, including both tax cuts and increased funding for schools.
March 28, 2022
AZ lawmakers considering changes to their salaries, school funding
Committee work is almost done for this year in the state Legislature, with only appropriations committees generally still meeting. And those panels will have long agendas, as lawmakers look to try to revive proposals that’ve already failed or bring new ones up for debate.
March 28, 2022