Education News

How One DACA Recipient Would Have Spent CARES Act Money
In clarifying how CARES Act money could be spent on higher education, the U.S. Education Department said one group of college students is not eligible for that money: DACA recipients.
May 1, 2020
AZ Colleges Planning In-Person Classes For The Fall
At least three Arizona universities and the Maricopa County Community College District are expecting to resume in-person classes for the fall semester.
April 30, 2020
What Students Are Telling Kathy Hoffman About Learning From Home
Like many of us, school officials and families have been waiting for some indication of when we might return to normal. The Show spoke with Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman for an update on the situation.
April 30, 2020
ASU Law School Accepting Students Without LSAT, GRE
Aptitude tests typically required to enter law schools have been postponed over the past two months due to the coronavirus pandemic. That's driven Arizona State University's law school to announce that it will accept applicants who have not taken the LSAT or the GRE graduate school entry exam continuing its effort to remove barriers to legal education.
April 30, 2020
UA Presidents Medical Background Boosted Coronavirus Response
The University of Arizona is scheduled to hold a virtual commencement for its Spring 2020 graduates in two weeks. The ceremony comes as the university scrambles to come up with viable options for students to return to campus next fall.
April 29, 2020
How Cleaner Air Is Helping Scientists Research COVID-19
Air quality has generally been much better with more people working from home and using cars less often. That reality is giving scientists and researchers a greater opportunity to understand what causes polluted air and, potentially, the relationship between it and COVID-19 symptoms.
April 29, 2020
Arizona Voices Of COVID-19: Judith Hunt
The Show is hearing from Arizonans affected in different ways by the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Judith Hunt is a rural site director for the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine. She says her community — and so many others like it — needs help.
April 29, 2020
Word S3 E8: National Poetry Month — Part 3
On this edition of “Word,” we put a cap on National Poetry Month in the state and the region.
April 29, 2020
Arizona Voices Of COVID-19: Joseph Brinkman, Shannon Wheeler
The Show is hearing from Arizonans affected in different ways by the coronavirus pandemic. The Show spoke with two people who are entering the medical field, just as this pandemic changes everything.
April 28, 2020
AZ Universities Propose Modest To No Tuition Increases
The state’s three public universities have proposed no tuition increase for most in-state students at this time at Arizona Board of Regents' virtual meeting on Monday. But some students said during the meeting's public comment period that's not enough.
April 27, 2020
Why Teens Are Taking More Risks During Social Distancing
Social distancing is easier for some than others, and not in the strictly physical sense. Some teens may feel it’s riser for them to practice social distancing than not, in more of a social status or reputational way.
April 27, 2020
State, Schools Working To Get Nutritious Food Into Lunches
School districts have been serving meals to students, even while those students haven’t been going to school because of the pandemic. But recently, some Valley districts have had to scale back their efforts. A handful of area districts are keeping their promise to buy fresh carrots for their students.
April 27, 2020
UA President: COVID-19 Will Impact Research
School will be back in session in the fall — that’s the goal of University of Arizona President Robert Robbins. He says safety protocols will have to be put in place in order to resume on-campus activities, but attendance may be hindered anyway.
April 27, 2020
Maricopa County Libraries Launch Curbside Pickup
When Maricopa County closed its libraries in mid-March to comply with social distancing orders, it expanded digital services. But librarians knew many customers didn’t have the technology needed to access e-books or video story times.
April 27, 2020
Schools Superintendent On Fall Reopening, Graduations
Much is still unknown about when schools can reopen, and whether high school seniors will be able to walk for graduation. State Superintendent Kathy Hoffman spoke on Arizona Horizon to answer some of these questions.
State, Schools Working To Get Nutritious Food Into Grab-And-Go School Lunches
April 26, 2020
DACA Recipients Excluded From COVID-19 Student Aid
Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Education announced it would distribute more than $6 billion so colleges and universities could provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to their students during the coronavirus pandemic. But not all students are eligible for that money.
April 24, 2020
Arizona Superintendents: Schools May Change After The Coronavirus Outbreak
Arizona schools remain closed through the end of the school year. But superintendents of schools serving the Chandler area offered a glimpse of what reopenings might look like during a Facebook live event Thursday with City Councilman Mark Stewart.
April 23, 2020
ASU Professor Creating Living, Digital Archive Of Life During Coronavirus
An ASU history professor is leading an effort to create a public history of the pandemic as it plays out. It’s called "A Journal of the Plague Year: An Archive of COVID-19."
April 23, 2020
UA Scientists Tracking Coronavirus Through Wastewater
Researchers at the University of Arizona are looking for signs of coronavirus in particular communities by analyzing the wastewater generated by those communities. There’s a similar project taking place at ASU.
April 22, 2020
4 Ways Arizona Organizations Are Celebrating Earth Day
It’s a day meant to celebrate the great outdoors, but many celebrations have turned online this year. See how Biosphere 2, the Phoenix Zoo, the ASU School of Sustainability and Local First Arizona are marking the 50th anniversary of Earth Day while maintaining social distancing.
April 22, 2020