Education News

Tempe Leaders To Discuss Councilmans Behavior
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.
April 2, 2019
Charter Schools CEO On Reform Efforts, Lack Of Action At Capitol
Charter schools in Arizona have been under the microscope in recent years — as investigations have revealed insider deals, high closure rates and owners making millions.
April 1, 2019
Robot Delivery Service Launches On NAU Campus
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.
April 1, 2019
Arizona Universities Visit Sonoran High School Students
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.
March 31, 2019
How #RedForEd Has Shifted Education
A little less than a year ago, tens of thousands of educators and their supporters marched to the state capitol to call for the legislature and Gov. Ducey to raise salaries and overall spending for K-12 education in Arizona.
March 29, 2019
UA Will Use $1.2M Grant To Help Make Drinking Water Safer
Engineers at the University of Arizona received a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to find ways to make drinking water safer.
March 29, 2019
Author Explores Increased Mental Health Issues In Teens
New research by San Diego State University psychology professor Jean Twenge indicates that mental health disorders have risen dramatically among teens and young adults up to 25 years old. That dramatic shift, according to the research, has never been seen in any other generation.
March 29, 2019
LGBTQ Legal Groups Sue Arizona
Local and national LGBTQ legal rights groups are suing Arizona education leaders over laws they say discriminate against LGBTQ students in the state’s public schools.
March 28, 2019
Survey: Young Adults Believe College Worth It Despite Costs
The majority of respondents to a new survey say, despite the cost and potential debt load, getting a degree from a four-year college or university is worth it.
March 28, 2019
Tempe Programs For Kids With Disabilities Seek Funding
“We do our best to accommodate their needs so they can have all the recreational opportunities that any individuals should,” said Samantha Mason, coordinator for adapted recreation in the city of Tempe.
March 28, 2019
Murphy School Board Discusses Administrative Options In Latest Board Meeting
One of its schools, Sullivan Elementary, is being run by an acting principal because the current principal is on at-home assignment, but the board refused to make that person the official interim principal last month.
March 27, 2019
Sponsor Of New Tuition Level Bill Still Pushing Measure
State Sen. Heather Carter plans to replace the language in an unrelated bill with the language from the tuition bill in a Senate committee Thursday. The process is called a "strike-everything" amendment and is not uncommon at the Capitol.
March 27, 2019
New Bill Would Send Yuma Needed Medical Funding
There is an ongoing physician shortage in this country — and it's hitting rural areas especially hard. Arizona ranks near the bottom of the country in primary care physicians.
March 27, 2019
Education Leaders Begin Work To Revamp English Language Classes
“The hope is that we really are transitioning away from four hours of isolation and into a more inclusive setting,” said Kate Wright, an Arizona Department of Education deputy associate superintendent at Monday’s State Board of Education meeting.
March 27, 2019
An Autopsy Of Arizonas Charter School Reform And Oversight Bill
On March 14, the Arizona Senate passed a charter school reform and oversight bill sponsored State Sen. Kate Brophy McGee. The bill targeted charter rules, the first attempted since 1994. But Monday, House Speaker Rusty Bowers put the brakes on that effort.
March 26, 2019
Arizonans Support Raising Taxes To Pay For Public Education
Nearly two-thirds of Arizonans say they’d vote to increase their taxes to get more money to public education. That’s among the findings of a new survey commissioned by Stand For Children Arizona, which also finds 88 percent of Arizonans believe public schools need more money.
March 26, 2019
Mandatory Dyslexia Screening One Step Closer To Reality
Legislation to zero in on dyslexia early in a student’s career received unanimous approval from the Arizona House Education Committee on Monday.
March 26, 2019
Condemned Tohono Oodham School Reopens
In December, the Bureau of Indian Affairs staff shutdown the Santa Rosa Ranch School in Sells after finding many problems including asbestos in the floors, broken windows and electrical circuits and smoke detectors that didn't work.
March 26, 2019
Rural Juvenile Detention Center Schools Seek More Money
There’s a statewide push to incarcerate fewer young people and juvenile crime is dropping. Nonetheless, last year more than 1,000 Arizona young people attended at least one day of school in a rural juvenile detention center.
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March 26, 2019
Arizona Charter School Reform Stopped In House
Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers blocked the advancement of a bill that would begin to reform the state's charter school regulations. Sen. Kate Brophy McGee called her proposal to change the oversight of charter schools a compromise.
March 25, 2019