In 2016, the Arizona Legislature passed a bill known as the “menu option.” Public school boards could choose alternatives to the AzMERIT standardized test, instead opting for tests like the ACT or SAT. But, this has put Arizona in the crosshairs of the U.S. Department of Education.
A fifth wave of funding is going to more school buses for rural Arizona school districts. The money comes from a Volkswagen settlement agreement after the federal government sued the company for violating the Clean Air Act.
A decision by the Arizona Legislature in 2015 that allowed school districts to implement their own standardized testing instead of Arizona's Measurement of Educational Readiness to Inform Teaching tests has potentially placed $340 million in federal aid in jeopardy.
There is an ongoing controversy happening right now over free speech on the University of Arizona’s campus after the university’s president announced two students are being charged with misdemeanors after protesting a Border Patrol event on campus.
The American Library Association has released its annual report on the state of America’s libraries. It shows the important and growing role libraries play in communities through public programming like technology training. But 2018 also saw an increase in attempts to censor LGBTQ books.
The president of the Arizona Education Association said it would take a lot for teachers to repeat last year’s strike, but isn’t ruling one out if lawmakers do not commit to better funding for education.
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Getting technology into classrooms has been expensive in recent years. But now, teachers in Maricopa County can go to a big warehouse and take whatever they want off of the shelves to use in their classrooms — for free.
All 50 states saw increases in average teacher salaries over the last decade, but when adjusting for inflation, there was only an increase in 14 states. There were decreases in 36 states, including Arizona, which saw a decrease of almost 10 percent.
The Tempe City Council will make a final decision at a special city meeting on April 12. Former students of a school Councilman Kolby Granville taught at allege he facilitated underage drinking and made unwanted sexual advances toward them after they graduated.
The investigation that revealed a number of wealthy families — including Hollywood celebrities — funneling tens of thousands of dollars to high-level universities in order to get their kids in has renewed public questions about power and money.
A panel of state senators has given its OK to a plan that would require school districts to consolidate. The bill, sponsored by state Rep. John Fillmore, an Apache Junction Republican, would force elementary and high school districts to merge into unified districts by July 1, 2024.
Councilman Kolby Granville was a teacher at a Tempe charter school until he was fired in December 2017. Former students of the school allege Granville served alcohol to them after they graduated and made unwanted sexual advances.
A new delivery program launched on Northern Arizona University’s main campus where students can have their food delivered by a robot. The robot delivery service first launched earlier this year at George Mason University before launching last week in Flagstaff.
The University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University participated in an event Friday to help high school students in neighboring Sonora, Mexico learn about educational opportunities north of the border.