Education News

Just last week, many undocumented students in the country got some good news. President Trump said he would continue the deferred action program that’s allowing thousands of undocumented students in the country to stay — for now. But on Tuesday, those students, often referred to as Dreamers, were dealt another blow.
Jun. 21, 2017
An Arizona appeals court has ruled that immigrants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, are not eligible for reduced in-state tuition. The presiding judge said that’s because each state has the discretion to choose which benefits to give these students.
Jun. 20, 2017
A member of the Arizona Board of Regents has announced his resignation from the board, effective immediately.
Jun. 20, 2017
Gilbert Public Schools will appeal a state audit that found it miscalculated student enrollment and as a result owes the Arizona Department of Education close to $1 million.
Jun. 15, 2017
The University of Arizona’s Medical School’s Phoenix Campus is now fully accredited. The school received the accreditation ahead of schedule.
Jun. 15, 2017
This year, yearbooks became a little more complicated. With the divisive rhetoric and political rancor surrounding the 2016 presidential election, students and yearbook editors around the country had to tackle the challenge of how to document one of the most polarizing times in our country’s history.
Jun. 12, 2017
Arizona public watchdog Tim Hogan will retire, but won't disappear as state enters new battle ground for funding public programs.
Jun. 12, 2017
The U.S. Government Accountability Office has released two reports that found issues with how the Bureau of Indian Education manages its school buildings. The federal school system manages 185 schools on Native American reservations across the country
Jun. 9, 2017
At a Phoenix City Council meeting, Denise Rivera, a parent of a student at charter school StarShine Academy, asked the council to consider providing free transit passes for city buses and light rail to all preschool-through-12th grade students. For more on this, we spoke with Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio and the director of Public Transit with Phoenix, Maria Hyatt.
Jun. 7, 2017
U.S. Sen. John McCain is hoping to expand the school-choice movement in Indian country. On Tuesday, he and Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford introduced a bill that would give students enrolled in Bureau of Indian Education schools an education savings account that can used for things like private-school tuition.
Jun. 7, 2017
Tempe has opened up the application process for its free preschool pilot program, which has 316 seats available.
Jun. 5, 2017
The Maricopa County Community College District Governing Board has a new President. Board members unanimously elected Laurin Hendrix in a special meeting Saturday.
Jun. 5, 2017
The Maricopa County Community College District Governing Board is undergoing a shift in leadership. Board members will be electing a new president on Saturday.
Jun. 1, 2017
It's the end of the school year and one first-year teacher has managed school, work and family life full time — and learned what it takes to manage a classroom along the way.
Jun. 1, 2017
Imagine trying to run an entire school using internet speeds that max out at three megabits per second. At that bandwidth, doing simple tasks can be frustratingly slow for teachers. For many rural schools in Arizona, this is a daily reality.
May. 31, 2017
Tucson Unified School District plans to continue Arizona’s largest free meal program during the summer break.
May. 31, 2017
Last week, Gov. Ducey signed a $1 billion university-bonding package. Here with us to talk about that is John Arnold, vice president for business management and financial affairs at the Arizona Board of Regents, and Jeff Gadd, the interim chief financial officer at the Roosevelt Elementary School District in Phoenix.
May. 30, 2017
Debate about charter schools versus public schools continues in our state, but what does the data actually show about how successful these schools are? The Arizona Department of Education recently released the four-year graduation data from 2015.
May. 30, 2017
Two districts who had bonds defeated last November voted on potential bond elections in the coming fall.
May. 30, 2017
UA Expands Global Footprint With Micro-Campuses
The University of Arizona is partnering with 13 universities abroad to launch what it is calling “micro-campuses.”
May. 30, 2017

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