Arizona Education News


Arizona astronomer weighs in on recent lunar spacecraft landing
Lunar company Intuitive Machines launched a private spacecraft onto the moon. The probe made its touchdown on the moon’s surface Thursday.
Feb. 26, 2024
Biden cancels student loan debt owed by thousands of Arizonans
During a reelection campaign event on Wednesday, President Joe Biden said he’s canceling student debt for nearly 153,000. About 3% of them are Arizonans.
Feb. 24, 2024
Tempe Union takes step toward improving educational outcomes for special needs students
This week, the Tempe Union High School District Governing Board unanimously approved a resolution intended to improve educational outcomes for its special needs students.
Feb. 23, 2024
AZ Senate passes bill giving teachers the option to post Ten Commandments
The Arizona Senate passed a bill on party lines that would give teachers or administrators at public and charter schools the option to read and post the Ten Commandments.
Feb. 23, 2024
Lawmakers divided over support for University of Arizona president
A bipartisan group of lawmakers voiced support for embattled University of Arizona President Robert Robbins as he navigates a financial crisis at the university – but other lawmakers say more needs to be done.
Feb. 23, 2024
Why Arizona needs more residents to get college degrees
The presidents of Arizona’s three public universities got together this week to talk about the state of higher education. One of the biggest problems they discussed was that while the state’s economy ranks among the top in the country, Arizona is among the bottom in educational attainment.
Feb. 22, 2024
ASU will expand further into downtown Mesa
Talks between ASU and Mesa have resulted in plans for further expansion into downtown Mesa, 2 years after the opening of ASU's MIX Center.
Feb. 22, 2024
High schoolers brainstorm solutions to some of Mesas biggest problems
This week, high school students in Mesa took part in a two-day event aimed at finding solutions to some of the city’s biggest problems.
Feb. 22, 2024
GOP lawmakers advance bill to require schools to serve as polling locations
Republicans advanced a bill in the state Legislature on Wednesday to require schools with gyms to serve as polling places as an alternative to voting centers. The bill allows for both precinct voting places and voting centers.
Feb. 22, 2024
Arizona Board of Regents defends UA
ABOR said UA cemented its compliance with legal and ethical standards by instituting four layers of oversight, including internal and external operations compliance as well as oversight in enrollment leadership and weekly meetings with Human Resources.
Feb. 21, 2024
AZ lawmakers consider making financial literacy a required class
State lawmakers have advanced a proposal to require Arizona public school students to take financial literacy classes Some states have laws requiring students to learn about things like credit card interest, investing and how to do their taxes. The bill’s sponsor, Sen. J.D. Mesnard (R-Chandler), says that Arizona should make it a requirement, too.
Feb. 21, 2024
Board: Arizona in top 5 states with most severe health-care staffing shortages
The Arizona Board of Nursing says Arizona ranks among the top five states with the most severe health-care staffing shortages.
Feb. 20, 2024
University of Arizona hires new athletic director
The University of Arizona has hired former Missouri athletic director Desireé Reed-Francois to guide the athletics department through financial difficulties prior to the school's move to the Big 12.
Feb. 19, 2024
UA fraternity loses recognition through 2029
The most recent investigation found Pi Kappa Phi violated the University Code of Conduct in areas related to alcohol, underage drinking, endangerment, hazing and violations of state or federal law.
Feb. 19, 2024
FAFSA issues could keep more students out of college
Jaimie Gosling spends a lot of her time lately trying to make sure students don’t give up on college, and spoke with The Show about recent problems with FAFSA.
Feb. 19, 2024
NAU receives $13 million to expand semiconductor research and training
A $13 million investment into Northern Arizona University by the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) will allow the institution to expand semiconductor training and research.
Feb. 19, 2024
Center teaches Indigenous agriculture practices
The Ajo Center for Sustainable Agriculture's program trains three to five aspiring farmers each cycle in Ajo and on the Tohono O’odham Nation
Feb. 18, 2024
Goldwater Institute sues over GCU investigation
The Goldwater Institute wants to see emails about the GCU case between top education officials, the chair of the Federal Trade Commission and others. The department fined GCU nearly $38 million last year.
Feb. 18, 2024
North Valley Regional Library expands to property in Anthem
Residents living in Anthem, New River and surrounding communities will soon get a new library. Maricopa County recently purchased a $9 million property to expand its North Valley Regional Library.
Feb. 18, 2024
USS Arizona memorabilia heads to UA collection
The University of Arizona recently received a donation of what it’s calling an “exceptional” trove of materials from the USS Arizona. The items were donated by the family of a sailor who served aboard the battleship, which was destroyed in the Pearl Harbor attack.
Feb. 17, 2024