Arizona Education News


What can other colleges learn as University of Arizona seeks to solve financial crisis
The Show spoke with Michael Vazquez, senior investigative reporter with the Chronicle of Higher Education for more on a letter Gov. Katie Hobbs sent to the chair of the Arizona Board of Regents and interim chief financial officer for the University of Arizona, John Arnold.
Feb. 6, 2024
This Phoenix company specializes in letterman jackets and patches
The Show spoke with Sue Castelletti of Phoenix Lettering for a new installment of the series Made in Arizona.
Feb. 6, 2024
Word podcast: Haikus, HBCUs and poetry event
To kick off Season 11, this episode of Word features author awards, an NPR host, poetry and the annual KJZZ Haiku Writing Contest.
Feb. 6, 2024
UA professor offers free black holes lecture
The mere existence of the objects was only theoretical 100 years ago.
Feb. 5, 2024
Tucson Festival of Books seeks 2,400 volunteers
For the 15th year, Tucson will shine on the literary stage. Volunteers help keep the event, which features more than 300 authors, free to the public, according to festival organizers.
Feb. 5, 2024
Private school associated with boxer Mike Tyson opens in Phoenix
A new private school with ties to boxing figure Mike Tyson and MMA fighter Daniel Puder opened in Phoenix on Thursday. Tyson’s Transformational Technologies Academy falls is affiliated with the MLMPI Prep Academy School System.
Feb. 3, 2024
Bill could require AZ students to take financial literacy before graduating
The Senate Education Committee has advanced a bill that would require Arizona high schoolers to take a personal-finance class. Public school students would have to complete a half credit of financial literacy before graduating.
Feb. 2, 2024
Horne says school vouchers arent tanking the budget. Critics disagree
Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne claims the expanded school voucher program isn’t a drain on the state budget, even though it is projected to cost $100 million more than lawmakers planned for.
Feb. 2, 2024
Audit: Globe Unified School District improperly monitored spending
The Globe Unified School District has three schools attended by roughly 1,500 students. A state audit of this rural Gila County district found there were too many purchase cards, too many people allowed to use them, and improper monitoring of spending.
Feb. 2, 2024
ASUs Niedermayer brothers continue their dads hockey legacy
Arizona State University's Josh and Jackson Niedermayer make the second set of brothers in their family to play high-level hockey together. As the sons of a Stanley Cup champion, they push each other to be better every day.
Feb. 2, 2024
UA researchers say this part of birds brain grew as they evolved to fly
Only certain animals have developed the ability to fly. University of Arizona researchers say hyperactivity in the cerebellum of the brain appears to be what makes birds a member of such an exclusive club.
Feb. 1, 2024
UA, NAU to collaborate on semiconductor research
University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University have signed an agreement to collaborate on semiconductor research.
Feb. 1, 2024
ASU to lead first-of-its-kind innovation engine to confront climate change
Arizona State University will lead the new Southwest Sustainability Innovation Engine, a multi-institutional effort to research and invent technologies that confront regional climate change and spur economic development.
Feb. 1, 2024
Dept. of Ed will feature materials from a conservative nonprofit
A platform founded by conservative talk show host Dennis Prager will now have its materials posted on the Arizona Department of Education’s website. Prager U makes instructional videos for children. The content has been heavily criticized for controversial claims, like one in a video where an animated version of Christopher Columbus speaks about slavery.
Feb. 1, 2024
From drug-exposed babies to at-risk students, how AZ marijuana money is helping nonprofits
A very small cut from every recreational marijuana sale in Arizona gets set aside for what Proposition 207 authors described as justice reinvestment. The state treasury has put more than $26 million into a namesake fund. Now health officials at the state and county level have started redistributing the money as grants to nonprofits.
Feb. 1, 2024
UA confirms layoffs and budget cuts as faculty, staff consider no confidence vote
Cuts are coming across the University of Arizona campus following a financial update Monday afternoon, and there was discussion of votes of no confidence at Tuesday’s staff council meeting.
Jan. 31, 2024
For Arizona special education students, graduating high school isn’t always a good thing
Some Arizona families and advocates say schools are pushing special education students out before they’re ready. Now, in response to reporting from KJZZ’s The Show, a bill to address that has been introduced in the Arizona Legislature.
Jan. 30, 2024
ASU professor launches project to study little-known but lucrative trade: Bugs on the black market
When you hear the words "wildlife trafficking," what comes to mind? ASU professor and forensic entomologist Lauren Weidner says even though it might not be "bugs," it should be.
Jan. 30, 2024
Hobbs releases plan to increase teacher, school staff pay with Prop. 123 renewal
Gov. Katie Hobbs is calling on Arizona lawmakers, particularly Republicans who control both the House and Senate, to adopt her plan to raise K-12 school funding.
Jan. 30, 2024
Tucson schools to get electric buses with federal funds
Schools in the Tucson Unified School District and those in Flowing Wells nearby will receive buses as part of the EPA’s Clean School Bus Program.
Jan. 29, 2024