Education News

AG Wants Numbers Behind Public University Tuition Hikes
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich may not have the right to challenge university tuition rates, but his office argues it has the right to know what is causing the tuition hikes.
March 5, 2018
Scottsdale Board OKs Agreement With AG Over Construction Projects
Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board approved an agreement Friday night at about 10:30 p.m. after meeting in a closed executive session for almost six hours.
Teacher's Association Calls For Resignation Of Scottsdale District Board President
March 3, 2018
 Auditor Generals Office: More Money Being Put Into Arizona Classrooms
More money is being put into classrooms, according to new figures released Thursday from the Auditor General’s Office. But the state continues to spend less on its students than the national average.
March 2, 2018
Teachers Association Calls For Resignation Of Scottsdale District Board President
In another chapter in the ongoing Scottsdale Unified School District controversy, the Scottsdale Education Association is calling for the resignation of Governing Board President Barbara Perleberg.
March 2, 2018
Board Of Regents Backs UA Basketball Coach Sean Miller
The Arizona Board of Regents held a special board meeting Thursday to discuss legal advice “regarding University of Arizona men’s basketball and the multiple-year employment contract for the head men’s basketball coach.”
March 1, 2018
Democratic, GOP Lawmakers Hit Tuition Tax Stalemate
Republicans and Democrats in the Arizona legislature are at a stalemate when it comes to corporations that divert a share of their state income tax to help students attend private and parochial schools.
March 1, 2018
Scottsdale Education Association President: New Acting Superintendent Signals Change
The Scottsdale Unified School District has been embroiled in conflict this year. On Tuesday night, the governing board voted to stop construction on two voter-approved projects and put a new administrator temporarily in charge of the district.
Feb. 28, 2018
Scottsdale School Board Names Acting Superintendent
Amy Fuller, an administrator helping oversee changes at Coronado High School, will fill the district’s top job.
Feb. 28, 2018
MCCCD Board Eliminates Meet And Confer Employee Bargaining Tool
The Maricopa County Community College District governing board voted to eliminate an employee bargaining option Tuesday.
Feb. 28, 2018
Chandler Parents Talk Identity, Stereotypes And Race
“A key takeaway, in my opinion, is that we had a room full of white parents and community taking (sic) about identity, stereotypes, and race,” facilitator Matthew Whitaker said. “This is extremely important and rare.”
Feb. 27, 2018
New Arizona School Recess Bill Passes Senate
They’ve tried and failed in the past, but this year lawmakers think they may have a solution to expanding school recess for Arizona’s youngest students.
Feb. 27, 2018
Record Number Of AZ High School Students Complete College Courses
More high school students are taking — and excelling — in college courses than ever before. Recently-released data from the College Board shows the class of 2017 took twice as many advanced-placement courses as students in the class of 2007.
Feb. 26, 2018
2,700 AZ Kids Got To See Hamilton Thanks To EduHam Program
For a large number of Arizona’s lower-income students, tickets to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning musical "Hamilton" are out of the question.
Feb. 26, 2018
Arizona Lawmakers Try To Save Bill To Help Teachers Pay For Supplies
Two southern Arizona lawmakers are trying to salvage legislation that would help teachers pay for classroom supplies.
Feb. 26, 2018
Chandler Junior High Diversity Forum Seeks To Change Conversation Amid District Criticism
Recently, a video posted to social media over Martin Luther King Day weekend showed junior high students singing racist lyrics. The district said it has not punished the students involved because it happened outside of school.
Feb. 26, 2018
Bombshell Allegations Against Miller Leave UA Mens Basketball In Limbo
University of Arizona head basketball coach Sean Miller was allegedly caught discussing a $100,000 payment to secure a recruit.
Feb. 25, 2018
ASU President Michael Crow Talks Innovation In Higher Education
Arizona State University President Michael Crow spoke to the National Governors Association on Sunday in Washington, D.C. He discussed innovating higher education and affordable-tuition options for students.
Feb. 25, 2018
ESPN: UA Basketball Coach Reportedly Discussed 100K Payment
University of Arizona basketball coach Sean Miller was allegedly caught discussing a $100,000 payment to ensure a recruit.
Feb. 24, 2018
Tempe High Teacher Says Arming Teachers A Terrible Idea
Following the deadly shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead, lawmakers are considering how they can make schools safer.
Feb. 24, 2018
The Takeaway: How Do We Keep A School Safe?
How do we keep America’s schools safe? That’s the question students and lawmakers are asking following last week’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. President Trump has suggested arming teachers, while other schools have implemented measures like security cameras and metal detectors.
Feb. 23, 2018