Education News

Tucson Makes Strides To Lower High School Dropout Rate
The city of Tucson has been highlighted in a new report by the Center for Promise — part of the America’s Promise Alliance. It's called "More Than a Village" and focuses on Tucson's efforts to reengage with students in their high school experiences and reduce the number of permanent dropouts.
April 18, 2019
Tempe French Immersion School Reflects On Notre Dame Fire
Fire ravaged France’s historic Notre Dame Cathedral on Monday. Teachers at the French American Academy of Arizona talked about it over lunch that day and Tuesday morning, gave students at the French immersion charter school a chance to reflect.
April 16, 2019
Maryvale Charter School Partners With ASU For College Prep
The collaboration centers around an ASU employee working with the families monthly at Maryvale Preparatory Academy, run by Great Hearts charter schools.
April 16, 2019
Group Tries To Get Students Involved With AZ Water Issues
Arizona’s water future has been a frequent topic of discussion in 2019, both at the state Capitol — where lawmakers debated and ultimately approved a Drought Contingency Plan — and elsewhere. Monday night, the group Defend Our Future hosted a water discussion at Arizona State University.
April 16, 2019
How Do Our Brains Grasp The Concept Of Metaphors?
This next conversation may include concepts that are difficult to grasp, and for some listeners, may be rough. Not literally, though — just metaphorically. New research is looking into how our brains understand and interpret metaphors.
April 16, 2019
Boas: The University Of Arizona And Border Patrol Protests
Recently in Tucson, on the University of Arizona campus, some students protested the presence of U.S. Border Patrol speakers. That protest led to campus police recommending charges, and another subsequent, larger protest.
April 15, 2019
The Arizona Board Of Regents Approves Tuition Increase For Universities
The Arizona Board of Regents officially approved tuition and fee rates for the state’s three public universities last week. To talk about the overall numbers, The Show reached out to Ron Shoopman, the chair of the Board of Regents.
April 15, 2019
Tempe Removes Councilman Granville From Office
“I believe the women,” said Councilwoman Lauren Kuby. “Councilmember Granville has lost the trust of this body and the trust of the community.”
April 13, 2019
Plaintiff: LGBTQ Curriculum Law Repeal An Opportunity For Change
The repeal follows a lawsuit against Arizona education leaders and the efforts of Arizona Democrats and LGBTQ advocates strike what some call a “no promo homo” law because it specifically prohibited teachers from promoting a “homosexual lifestyle” in HIV/AIDS instruction.
Arizona Repeals LGBTQ Curriculum Law
April 12, 2019
Arizona Bill To Allow Loaded Guns In Cars On School Premises Defeated
In Arizona, adults are allowed to leave unloaded guns inside of cars on school grounds. An effort to change that law was defeated on Thursday in the Arizona Legislature.
April 12, 2019
Bondurant School Finds New Owners After Bankruptcy
The internationally renowned Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving recently hit a rough patch on a very bumpy financial track, leading the Chandler-based facility to make a dramatic leadership u-turn.
April 11, 2019
MCCD Leader Faces A Vote Of No Confidence
Maria Harper-Marinick, chancellor of the Maricopa County Community College District, is facing a vote of no confidence. That effort is being led by the colleges’ faculty association — with members in the process of casting votes among each of the 10 colleges’ faculty senates.
April 11, 2019
Arizona Repeals LGBTQ Curriculum Law
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday signed a repeal of an Arizona law that that bans teachers from promoting “homosexual lifetyle” in school health classes.
April 11, 2019
Teachers Dont Think Legislators Have Done Enough
One year ago this month, educators around the state were wearing red and ramping up to what would become the largest teacher walkout in state history. Now, the teachers behind the #RedForEd movement say the state has not done enough.
April 10, 2019
Arizona House Votes To Repeal LGBTQ Curriculum Law
The Arizona House on Wednesday approved a repeal of an Arizona law that restricts how educators can talk about LGBTQ relationships in health classes.
April 10, 2019
Letter: Arizona AG Will Not Defend LGBTQ Curriculum Law
An LGBTQ rights group is suing Arizona over a law that restricts how same-sex relationships can be discussed in school health classes.
April 10, 2019
UA Scientists Capture First Black Hole Images
Assembling data gathered by eight radio telescopes around the world, astronomers created the picture showing the violent neighborhood around a supermassive black hole, the light-sucking monsters of the universe theorized by Einstein more than a century ago and confirmed by observations for decades.
April 10, 2019
East Valley Institute Of Technology Leader Steps Down
The superintendent of the East Valley Institute of Technology will resign as part of a separation agreement approved by the district’s governing board Monday. Sally Downey had led the EVIT district for almost two decades.
April 9, 2019
Mesa Public Schools Plans For Teacher, Classified Staff Raises
Arizona’s largest school district, Mesa Public Schools, is planning for a potential shortfall next year.
April 9, 2019
DeVos Holds Council Of Chief State School Officers Meeting
Every state educational agency had to submit ESSA plans for approval to the Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, and she was less than happy about what she saw. And, at last year’s meeting of the Council of Chief State School Officers — attended by all the nation’s top school officials — she told them so.
April 9, 2019

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