Arizona Education News


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
New plan for K-12 spending would reduce funding in dozens of districts
School choice advocates are advancing a plan to overhaul Arizona’s K-12 school funding formula in a way that benefits all charter schools, but harms dozens of public school districts.
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March 25, 2022
AZ Senate advances bill to bar COVID vaccine requirements for public schools
State lawmakers are moving to permanently bar health officials from requiring students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend public schools.
March 24, 2022
Study: UA is graduating 60% of male basketball players
The University of Arizona tips off Thursday in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA tournament. Data from a new study shows the Wildcats have the second-worst graduation percentage for male basketball players among the schools still playing in March Madness.
March 23, 2022
Senate panel passes bill requiring schools to teach communisms conflict with democracy
An Arizona Senate panel voted Tuesday to require schools to teach students how communism and totalitarianism are in conflict with freedom and democracy.
March 23, 2022
COVID-19 reveals, deepens mental, physical and educational crises among young people
Troubling trends in education, physical health and mental well-being among young people predate COVID-19. But the pandemic’s disruptions of daily routines, emotional support networks and vaccination rates have raised those concerns to crisis levels.
March 23, 2022
Ducey announces 2 new ABOR appointees
Gov. Doug Ducey is appointing two new members to the board that governs the state’s three public universities. Gregg Brewster and Doug Goodyear are set to join the Arizona Board of Regents.
March 22, 2022
Do masks delay language in kids? This psycholinguist says no
Masks are coming off in America. But some are worrying that it's too late for young children, whose communication skills may have been hindered. The University of Arizona's Megan Figueroa strikes back at those concerns, citing the majority as being fueled by politics and fearmongering.
March 22, 2022
Kids are feeling grief and loss. Counselors say schools must do more
Kids in America are in a mental health crisis. But this increased need for mental health services comes at a time when there are not enough counselors. And here in Arizona, the current rate of students-to-counselors is 716:1.
March 21, 2022
Boas: Lia Thomas teammates cant speak; thats a problem for everyone
Lia Thomas became the first transgender woman to win a Division I national championship when she won the NCAA’s 500-yard freestyle swimming event. But some of her teammates have expressed their frustration in an anonymous letter, saying they felt unable to speak out about their concerns.
March 21, 2022
Survey finds disconnect between employers, employees
The so-called “Great Resignation” could transition to the “Great Retention” if employers address gaps between their perceptions and employee realities, according to the University of Phoenix Career Institute.
March 18, 2022
Court revives claim the government neglected Native students in the Grand Canyon
While many of the claims in the suit have been resolved, parents say that the pandemic has access to resources more difficult.
March 18, 2022
After federal all-day school program ends, Sonora proposes plan to fill in gap
A federal all-day school program in Mexico is ending, and neighboring Sonora is one of several states that is proposing a new plan to fill in the gap.
March 18, 2022
DrawTogether with Wendy Mac doodles its way into childrens hearts as a pandemic pastime
The pandemic has spelled loss and isolation for so many of us for the last two years. But it has also brought out a lot of beauty, and in the case of the show "DrawTogether," silliness.
March 16, 2022
Professor: Students need algebra II to keep STEM options open
State lawmakers are debating a proposal that would eliminate algebra II as a high school graduation requirement and replace it with another math class. ASU math professor Marilyn Carlson point to many reasons why students should still learn algebra II.
March 16, 2022