Arizona Education News


Boas: UA crisis threatens the legacies of 3 AZ leaders
The saga following the University of Arizona’s revelation that the school facing a massive budget crisis reached what Arizona Republic columnist Phil Boas called a “point of no return” last week.
March 4, 2024
Southwest states lag nation in Latinas with degrees
UCLA says the number of Latina adults who earned at least a bachelor’s degree grew steadily during the first 21 years of this century. But the final percentage in each Southwest border state came in below the national rate.
March 4, 2024
ASU calls for more collaboration between universities around the world
ASU and its Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory are calling for more collaboration between universities around the world in order to accelerate research and scientific advancements to help combat global challenges like climate change.
March 4, 2024
AZ House approves guns on college campuses with permit
Republicans on the Arizona House judiciary committee passed a bill this week that would allow college and university students with concealed carry permits to bring guns on campus.
March 2, 2024
Peoria arts festival showcases students in band, choir and dance
The Peoria Arts & Cultural Festival features free performances by Peoria Unified School District students in band, choir, orchestra and dance on multiple stages.
March 1, 2024
Arizona Board of Regents Chair Fred DuVal steps down
DuVal’s departure as chair comes less than one week after Gov. Katie Hobbs demanded a meeting with the chair of the Arizona Board of Regents and the president of the University of Arizona.
March 1, 2024
3 Education Department employees indicted in $600K voucher fraud
Prosecutors said Thursday that the three employees approved applications for 17 students — five of whom were fictitious — that admitted them into the voucher program using forged birth certificates and special education evaluations.
Feb. 29, 2024
Bill requiring AZ board to conduct teacher retention study moves forward
The Senate Education Committee has advanced a bill that would require the State Board of Education to complete an annual study on teacher retention.
Feb. 29, 2024
Chandler school district to create Teen Violence Advisory Committee
The Chandler Unified School District is creating a Teen Violence Advisory Committee. This comes four months after a 16-year-old was beaten to death in neighboring Queen Creek.
Feb. 29, 2024
Why one ASU student is concerned about the universitys OpenAI partnership
Arizona State University announced earlier this year that it would partner with OpenAI, the firm behind ChatGPT. In a new column in the State Press, student Katrina Michalak asks whether the potential benefits of the new arrangement are worth the potential risks to students.
Feb. 29, 2024
Hobbs exploring Board of Regents member dismissal
A spokesperson for Gov. Katie Hobbs says she’s exploring whether she has the power to expel members of Arizona Board of Regents, the body that oversees state universities.
Feb. 29, 2024
How 1,000 AZ high school seniors can get free spring training tickets
Arizona high school seniors who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid — also known as the FAFSA — are eligible to receive free spring training tickets.
Feb. 28, 2024
How topological acoustics can help us better understand a warming climate
The University of Arizona recently received a $30 million grant from the National Science Foundation. It’ll use the money to create a new center called New Frontiers of Sound. The project will bring together scientists in the area of topological acoustics.
Feb. 28, 2024
Hobbs demands answers over UA $177M budget shortfall
The fallout from the University of Arizona’s $177 million budget shortfall has taken a turn this week. Now Gov. Katie Hobbs is pitted against the Board of Regents, which oversees our state’s public universities.
Feb. 28, 2024
GCU, Goldwater Institute raise concerns of government transparency, overreach over federal fine
The Show talked more about the investigations by the federal government into Grand Canyon University with Helen Rummel, the Arizona Republic’s higher education reporter.
Feb. 28, 2024
UA leadership says no furloughs but layoffs likely
University of Arizona President Robbins and interim Chief Financial Officer John Arnold told university staff on Tuesday that there would not be furloughs but there would likely be layoffs — as one measure to deal with its $177 million deficit.
Feb. 28, 2024
MCC Art Gallery presents exhibits honoring Black and womens history
The Mesa Community College Art Gallery is hosting a reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28 on its Southern and Dobson campus. The event will welcome patrons to two separate exhibits focusing on Black History and Women’s History.
Feb. 28, 2024
Peoria expands medical assisting program for high schoolers
Three Peoria high schools have a medical assisting program. The district partners with several healthcare providers to give students who sign up real-world experience. Last week, it added a new one: HonorHealth.
Feb. 27, 2024
Lawmaker revives bill he first proposed in high school
A new lawmaker at the Arizona House of Representatives won bipartisan support for a piece of legislation he first brought to the Capitol over a decade ago as a high school senior.
Feb. 27, 2024
Word podcast: Science with NPR’s Nell Greenfieldboyce
On this episode of KJZZ's Word podcast about literature, we feature stories about a crime, a baseball historian with a century-old tale and science from an NPR correspondent. Plus, we have the winner of this year’s KJZZ Haiku Writing Contest.
Feb. 26, 2024