Education News

Recordings Played At Trial Claim Sean Miller Paid Players
Federal prosecutors played wiretap recordings mentioning University of Arizona coach Sean Miller before it rested its case Wednesday in the corruption trial over college basketball recruiting.
May 1, 2019
AZ Supreme Court Declines Case On University Tuition
The Arizona Supreme Court has declined to hear arguments in a case brought by state Attorney General Mark Brnovich, which claims the way tuition is set at ASU, UofA and NAU is unconstitutional.
May 1, 2019
At Least 6 AZ School District Policies May Have Broken Law
A check of school district policies across Arizona shows at least six could have been breaking the law by asking for parents to show a state-issued ID before enrolling their kids. The ACLU had dinged Yuma Union High School District for doing this.
April 30, 2019
Artists Of Promise Celebrated At The Orpheum Theatre
Tuesday night at the historic Orpheum Theater in downtown Phoenix, students from throughout the Maricopa County Community College District will be named “artists of promise.”
April 30, 2019
Board Of Ed Votes To Repeal Heterosexual Marriage Promotion Rule
The Arizona Board of Education unanimously voted Monday to repeal rules that require sex-ed classes in Arizona to "promote honor and respect for monogamous heterosexual marriage.''
April 30, 2019
#RedForEd One Year Later: Rural Arizona School Districts
Melissa Sadorf has been the superintendent of Stanfield Elementary School District for eight years. She grew up going to school in a rural district, and she told The Show about their challenges — even before the debate over state funding.
April 29, 2019
Rural AZ Teachers Inspired By Walkout To Grow Their Own
Some teachers in Globe, Arizona received up to a 15 percent pay raise last year, but turnover is still on many educators minds. “What our students need here and what they’ve lacked for a long time is consistency,” said teacher Erika Flores.
April 29, 2019
Teachers Who Struck Still See Needs In AZ Classrooms
As Arizona legislators work on the state budget, teachers are starting to organize to raise awareness about outstanding needs in schools. “The teaching crisis is real,” teacher Maria Leyva said. “We have full-time subs, emergency certified people, contracted people from outside the district, it’s hitting the more affluent areas.”
April 26, 2019
#RedForEd One Year Later: A National Perspective
It’s been one year since tens of thousands of teachers walked out of their classrooms and marched on the Arizona state Capitol, in what became a week-long strike. Arizona was just one of many states that saw teachers harnessing their political power last year as they demanded higher pay..
April 26, 2019
#RedForEd One Year Later: Getting On The Ballot
The #RedForEd strike ended when lawmakers approved a new state budget, which included Gov. Ducey’s proposal for a 20 percent teacher pay raise by 2020. But many people in the education world said, and continue to say, that the plan wasn’t enough.
April 26, 2019
#RedForEd One Year Later: Tempe High Teacher
It’s been one year since tens of thousands of teachers walked out of their classrooms and marched on the Arizona state Capitol wearing red. It was the peak of a growing trend of teachers taking action to demand higher pay, and this week, The Show is hearing some perspectives on that event.
April 25, 2019
Head Of Arizona GOP Pushes School Sales Tax Hike
The Arizona Republican Party's leader on Wednesday pushed for state lawmakers to back a stalled proposal raising the state sales tax to provide additional funding for schools, a move she acknowledged has triggered anger among members of her own party.
April 25, 2019
Study: More Kids Are Visiting The ER For Suicide Attempts
The number of children visiting emergency rooms for suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts are on the rise, according to a new study by the medical journal JAMA Pediatrics. Dr. Adeola Adelayo, a child psychiatrist at Banner Behavioral Health, said social media appears to play a role in the uptick.
April 24, 2019
New YA Novel May Be Shifting The Future Of The Genre
Luke Larson is the author of the new, interactive young adult novel "Igist," which may be shifting the future of young adult literature. Larson spoke with The Show about the new book, and he said he was inspired to write it because of his daughters — and his day job.
April 24, 2019
#RedForEd One Year Later: State Sen. Paul Boyer
One year ago this week, the wave of teachers taking action to demand higher pay reached its peak in Arizona. This week, The Show is hearing some perspectives on that event, and what the impact has been since, starting back at the Capitol with Sen. Paul Boyer.
April 24, 2019
UA Campus Conversation Looks At Free Speech, Border Patrol Presence
University officials gathered with students, faculty and community members Tuesday for a two-hour "campus conversation" at the University of Arizona. The discussion centered on First Amendment rights and the presence of Border Patrol offices on campus.
April 24, 2019
Audits Of AZ Charter Schools Woefully Below Standards
An accountant who conducted audits for 26 charter schools is in trouble with the state. The Arizona Board of Accountancy’s investigative panel last month found the auditor’s work was “woefully below” standards.
April 23, 2019
Trial For Mens College Basketball Case Is Underway
A trial focused on college men’s basketball programs and alleged corruption got started on Monday with jury selection in a Manhattan federal courtroom. Several universities have fallen under the FBI investigation’s umbrella that led to the trial — including the University of Arizona.
April 23, 2019
Does A Lack Of Civics Education Affect Voting?
How interested are Americans in voting? How much of a generational difference are we seeing when it comes to high-efficacy voting? And, finally, does the deemphasizing of civics education in schools affect that?
April 23, 2019
Look Out For Snowplow Parenting
You’ve probably heard the term "helicopter parenting," where parents hover over their children’s every move, constantly overseeing and protecting them as they grow up. Now there’s a new term parents might want to pay attention to: "snowplow parenting."
April 23, 2019

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