Arizona Education News


Phil Boas: How Pandemic Has Disrupted Kindergarten, How AZ May Respond
The coronavirus pandemic has led to disruptions throughout the education system. And the Republic’s Joanna Allhands writes about some of the issues facing kindergarten. Phil Boas, editorial page editor, joined The Show for his weekly appearance to talk about it.
Dec. 21, 2020
Can AZ Businesses Require Workers To Get COVID-19 Vaccine?
Businesses and their employees are starting to think about, and ask about whether employers could mandate their employees get a COVID-19 vaccine. With The Show to talk about some of the legal issues surrounding the idea of mandatory vaccinations is James Hodge, a professor of Law at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU.
Dec. 21, 2020
Special Education At Home: How Remote Learning Has Impacted Students With Special Needs
The switch to remote learning has been an uphill battle for students, parents and teachers alike. But being away from the classroom, has posed additional challenges for special needs families. And just like neuro-typical kids, the experience hasn’t affected all students with disabilities in the same way.
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Dec. 21, 2020
Arizona Public, Charter Schools To Face Budget Deficit
Arizona public and charter schools will face a $266 million budget deficit because the state gives money to remote learning schools at a lower rate than they do to in-person schools.
Dec. 20, 2020
ASU Students, Coalition Disappointed To See Spring Break Canceled
Arizona State University has canceled spring break due to COVID-19 concerns, the university announced Thursday. The news was disappointing to students and a coalition of concerned faculty, staff and students.
Dec. 18, 2020
MCCCD Suspends Indoor Sports For Spring
The Maricopa County Community College District has suspended indoor sports and athletics for the spring semester, citing COVID-19 concerns.
Dec. 18, 2020
2 Tempe Educators Hospitalized With COVID-19
Two of its special education teachers have been hospitalized due to COVID-19 and other staffers are sick or quarantined, the district said in a Thursday letter to families.
Dec. 18, 2020
City, Thunderbird School Want To Make Phoenix A More Global City
After the new year, Phoenix and the Thunderbird School of Global Management at ASU will be launching a new program called Phoenix Global Rising.
Dec. 18, 2020
ASU To Begin Construction Of Multi-Purpose Arena In January
Arizona State University plans next month to start construction of a multi-purpose arena that will be the home venue for several Sun Devils sports teams and also be available for concerts, conferences and youth competitions.
Dec. 18, 2020
ASU Cancels Spring Break For All Its Students
Arizona State University is canceling spring break and ending the spring semester on May 1 due to anticipated public health conditions, the university announced Thursday. These changes apply to both on-campus and online students.
Dec. 17, 2020
Kids Count Report Paints Bleak Picture For AZ Kids, Families
The Annie E. Casey Foundation released its annual Kids Count report this week. While every year it highlights challenges facing children and families here and across the country, this year the picture it paints is especially bleak.
Dec. 17, 2020
AEA Opposes Standardized Testing For AZ Students This Spring
The state’s largest teachers union is disappointed by a resolution by the Arizona State Board Education which indicates support for standardized testing for all students this spring. The Arizona Legislature canceled these tests last school year due to the pandemic.
Dec. 15, 2020
Navajo School District, Students Fight To Overcome Amid COVID-19
Even in the best of times, Native American K-12 students have faced an uphill battle to getting a high school diploma. Now COVID has brought new challenges, but one district is doing everything it can to help its students persevere.
Dec. 15, 2020
AZ Ed Board Supports Standardized Testing In Spring, No School Grades
During its Monday meeting, the Arizona State Board of Education passed a resolution in support of resuming testing for all students this spring to collect critical assessment data, but recommends no letter grades be issued for the 2020-2021 school year.
Dec. 14, 2020
School Surprises Student Teacher After Graduation Was Canceled
Countless Arizona events have been canceled this year, due to the coronavirus pandemic. But the staff of one Arizona elementary school made sure their student teacher, who would’ve graduated from Grand Canyon University last weekend, didn’t go uncelebrated.
Dec. 14, 2020
Chandler Teachers Stage Sickout, Ask For Shift To Online
About 350 teachers in the Chandler Unified School District staged a sickout on Friday. The teachers are asking the district to shift to virtual instruction in January, they said in a letter to district officials and board members.
Dec. 11, 2020
Cox, Department Of Education Expand Affordable Internet Program
Remote learning has come with many obstacles, but perhaps the most challenging has been making sure every student has reliable internet access. Starting Friday, a new resource will be available to some low-income families.
Dec. 11, 2020
Research: Surprising Inefficiencies In Phoenix Parks Irrigation Plan
A team of researchers from ASU looked at a year of weather data from Encanto Park. They found a system of irrigation meant to save water was actually leading to evaporation and contributing to carbon emissions.
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Dec. 11, 2020
Some Mexican Students Can Resume In-Person Classes In January
Students across Mexico have been out of the classroom for most of the year amid the coronavirus pandemic. But the country’s education secretary says in-person classes are starting up again in January for states with low levels of coronavirus spread.
Dec. 10, 2020
Chandler Superintendent Retiring At End Of School Year
The superintendent of the Chandler Unified School District has announced that she will be retiring at the end of this school year. After 50 years of working in the district, Superintendent Camille Casteel feels this is the right time to retire, she said in a letter to families.
Dec. 10, 2020