Education News

Education and school funding were obviously major issues in the last legislative session, and they'll likely be important once again when lawmakers reconvene at the Capitol in a couple of weeks.
Jan. 3, 2019
Jordan Pickett is in her third year at Mingus Union High School in Cottonwood. And she wants to blend in with the rest of the junior class, but every day when she goes to school, she feels embarrassed by something that she has to wear: a red badge.
Jan. 3, 2019
What that means is now the Arizona Board of Education can withhold up to 10 percent of the state funding Murphy gets until its finances are in compliance. The next state board meeting is the end of January.
Jan. 2, 2019
Employee leasing companies such as Education Services, Inc. offer educators on cheaper contracts to districts. That’s because retired employees are still able to collect their state pension if they return to a public district through the employee leasing company.
Jan. 1, 2019
“This is a really important aspect of our educational service ... if our students can’t get to school safely, they aren’t able to get there and learn,” said Amy Bolton, a spokesperson for the Scottsdale Unified School District.
Jan. 1, 2019
2018 In Review: Arizona Woman Turns Mesquite Pods Into Tasty Treats
In the summer, mesquite pods fall to the ground, usually to be raked up by people, or blown away by the wind, but one person’s yard debris is Peggy Sorensen’s main ingredient.
Jan. 1, 2019
A professor emeritus at the University of Arizona has pledged a record $20 million to his alma mater. The gift is a result of how UA treated him.
Dec. 31, 2018
Innovation Hub: New Year, New Ways Of Learning
The New Year is often seen as a blank slate. It’s a way to start fresh and maybe accomplish those goals you’ve been putting off for the last 365 days. But how you learn is just as important as what you learn. Our show this week will get you ready to tackle whatever is on your agenda.
Dec. 31, 2018
Arizona’s Medicaid program is teaming up with the state’s Department of Education to offer mental health training to educators.
Dec. 28, 2018
Pima County and the Tucson Unified School District this week sued the state over school funding.
Dec. 27, 2018
According to federal data, during the 2015-16 school year, Arizona students missed at least 3 million days of school. The problem of chronic absenteeism is one districts face across the state.
Dec. 26, 2018
New leaders in the Scottsdale Unified School District will weigh in on the search for a new superintendent early next year. The board considered appointing acting Superintendent John Kriekard the permanent leader at a meeting Dec. 20, but ultimately took no action.
Dec. 24, 2018
The Scottsdale Unified School District approved a settlement Thursday with the architecture firm at the center of multiple problems with construction projects.
Dec. 20, 2018
Arizona voters handily defeated Prop 305 last month, blocking a state law that would have expanded Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Accounts, sometimes referred to as vouchers.
Dec. 19, 2018
Grand Canyon Education is buying Orbis Education Services for $362.5 million. Orbis is a provider of health education programs for a number of universities across the country, including Marquette and Northeastern.
Dec. 19, 2018
The Federal Commission on School Safety has released its first report. Incoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman talked about how it may impact Arizona students and schools.
Dec. 19, 2018
The University of Arizona is leading a new multimillion-dollar project to boost date palm production in the Middle East nation of Oman. The program will have far-reaching implications for food development.
Dec. 19, 2018
“It is important that we have the flexibility to enter in partnerships with private entities and commercial entities,” said John Arnold, the executive director of the Arizona Board of Regents which oversees the colleges.
Dec. 18, 2018
Tempe started offering a free pre-school program to low-income families last year, but to keep the program going the city will next year start charging some families. The program, called Tempe Pre, will continue to be free to families currently enrolled.
Dec. 18, 2018
Nearly 20 million students were projected to attend American colleges and universities in this year’s fall semester. That’s about five million more students than in the year 2000, but lower than the peak of about 21 million students in the fall of 2010.
Dec. 18, 2018

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