Arizona Education News


Crazy, scary and sad: Arizona students on what its been like being a kid through the pandemic
KJZZ interviewed six students across Arizona to learn about what life has been like for them since March 2020. They said the past two years have been a tumultuous time academically and personally. But the students say the past two years have also taught them life lessons about perseverance and gratitude.
More Arizona education news
March 16, 2022
AZ public universities request tuition increases for in-state undergrads
Arizona’s three universities are all seeking an increase for in-state tuition after two straight years of no changes to the cost to attend.
March 15, 2022
AZ Senate passes bill requiring schools to post educational materials for parents
With the goal of the bill being to produce transparency in schools, some lawmakers worry it will bog down teachers and school resources.
March 15, 2022
What a lawsuit against an online college could mean for UA
A California superior court made a ruling late last week that could end up having an impact on one of Arizona’s public universities.
March 14, 2022
Whats next for supporters of Prop 208 after a judge officially ended it?
A judge put an official end to the tax hike on the wealthy that voters approved in 2020. It’s still unclear where the Invest in Arizona backers will go from here and whether they will appeal the ruling.
March 14, 2022
UA will lift mask requirements in most places
With COVID-19 case rates dropping, University of Arizona is follow the CDC's guidance for masks in counties with low and medium case levels.
March 14, 2022
Arizona Humanities awards over $75,000 in grants
Arizona Humanities has announced the awarding of over $75,000 dollars in grants to nearly a dozen organizations in the state.
March 13, 2022
ASU will ease mask requirements starting March 14
Starting on Monday, Arizona State University will ease its mask requirements, only requiring them on intercampus shuttles, in health care settings and designated courses.
March 11, 2022
Prop. 208, the voter-approved education tax, dead after ruling
A judge on Friday declared that a tax on high-earning Arizona residents to fund education spending that voters approved in 2020 can't be enforced because of a state Supreme Court ruling and ordered its collection permanently blocked.
March 11, 2022
21-year-old student lands a classroom of his own
The pandemic has left plenty of teachers feeling burned out. But there are also those who are excited to enter the teaching field, like 21-year-old ASU student Austin Butler, who despite being in school is managing a classroom of his own.
March 10, 2022
House panel OKs bills banning transgender youth surgeries, sports participation
After passing the Arizona Senate, the House Judiciary Committee has approved a bill that would ban those born male from competing in girl’s sports. Republican proponents argue transgender girls have an unfair advantage against cisgender girls.
March 10, 2022
Here’s how Phoenix police expects to hire more officers
The Phoenix Police Department is adjusting the way it recruits and handles officer applicants and expects changes will boost hiring numbers this year.
March 9, 2022
Schools and nursing homes relied on volunteers and unpaid caregivers. Then COVID-19 hit
Schools and nursing homes have a few things in common: They often rely on unpaid support in the form of parent volunteers or family caregivers. When COVID-19 hit, both settings were forced to restrict access to these individuals.
March 9, 2022
AZ teachers want to know: How much more can we do?
The National Education Association reports 90% of its teachers say they’re feeling burned out, and more than half say they’re planning to leave the profession earlier than planned because of the pandemic.
March 9, 2022
Tempe will cover intern pay for participating businesses
Some Tempe businesses could get extra help this summer at no out-of-pocket cost. Tempe is looking for employers to offer student internships with the city covering their compensation.
March 8, 2022
Some policies have boosted Arizona teacher numbers
Arizona is facing a teacher shortage. But this is not a new problem in Arizona nor is this the only state dealing with it. The Show spoke with Desiree Carver-Thomas to learn about what works and what doesn’t work, in terms of teacher recruitment and retention.
March 8, 2022
Heres what to know about AZ OnTrack Summer Camps goals
Parents can now apply to get their kids caught up in school from Gov. Doug Ducey’s summer camp program he announced in his State of the State speech in January.
March 8, 2022
AZ education-related bills have school administrators worried
There are several education-related bills moving through the Arizona Legislature. Some of these measures have school administrators worried about the consequences.
March 8, 2022
Board of Regents approves motion to cut ties with Russia
Since the invasion of Ukraine, organizations throughout the world have been scrambling to distance themselves from Russia. At a special meeting Monday, the Arizona Board of Regents approved a motion asking the state’s three universities to sever all ties with Russia.
March 7, 2022
Public school enrollment up, but still below pre-pandemic levels
Last week, the Arizona Department of Education released enrollment numbers for the 2021-22 school year, showing an increase of enrollment, but still sitting below pre-pandemic levels.
March 5, 2022