Arizona Education News


AZ Innovation Alliance Aims To Boost Number Of High Schoolers Entering College
State higher education leaders had set ambitious goals to improve the number of enrollees at the three public universities — and keep those students in school and becoming graduates within six years.
Dec. 1, 2020
Arizona Lawmakers, Goldwater Institute File Lawsuit Vs. Prop. 208
Top Republican legislative leaders filed suit Monday to block implementation of the voter-approved tax on the income of the wealthiest Arizonans. Legal papers filed in Maricopa County Superior Court contends that the Arizona Constitution allows only the Legislature to impose a new tax and then only with a two-thirds vote.
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Nov. 30, 2020
Staff Absences Lead To Closures At Scottsdale Schools
The Scottsdale Unified School District had to close five schools Monday because it didn't have enough teachers or subs to cover all the teachers absences at those school sites, Superintendent Scott Menzel said in a statement.
Nov. 30, 2020
School, Business Leaders Concerned About Spread Of COVID-19
As COVID-19 cases spike in our state, public health leaders, some Arizona mayors and many education leaders have called on Gov. Doug Ducey to do more to stop the spread of the virus, especially in the school and business sectors.
Nov. 30, 2020
ASU Fills Key Research Leadership Vacancy
Arizona State University has selected filled an important vacancy in its research, partnership and economic development efforts.
Nov. 26, 2020
COVID-19 Bumps NAEP Reading, Math Assessments To Next Year
The National Assessment of Educational Progress for fourth- and eighth-grade reading and math will be postponed until next year. The move is a response to schools’ struggles with the pandemic.
Nov. 25, 2020
Committee Allows MCCCD Spring Sports To Resume
Sports are returning to the Maricopa Community College District — for the spring semester. The district will allow teams to practice and compete starting in January as long as they follow return to play guidelines.
Nov. 25, 2020
ASUs Mascot Sparky To Level Up With Design Challenge
After being named number one in innovation by U.S. News & World Report six years in a row, Arizona State University is looking for a new way to innovate. But it’s not education that’s looking for a boost but Sparky, ASU’s iconic Sun Devil. The university is asking for ideas on how to “level up” the mascot for Fall 2021.
Nov. 25, 2020
Mesa, Scottsdale Districts Continuing In-Person Classes
A number of school districts are returning to distance learning in response to the jump in COVID-19 cases throughout the state. School officials with the Scottsdale Unified School District and Mesa Public Schools are among those opting to keep in-person classes going.
Nov. 24, 2020
List Of Arizona Schools Returning To Distance Learning Due COVID-19 Grows
The number of schools returning to distance learning because of rising COVID-19 cases in the state continues to grow. The Apache Junction Unified School District joined this list on Monday.
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Nov. 23, 2020
AZ Warriors Wilderness Journey Helps Veterans Integrate, Heal
Arizona State University’s Office for Veteran and Military Academic Engagement helps student veterans better integrate into civilian life. The office is adapting an ecotherapy program developed in Colorado for an Arizona-based retreat that exposes student veterans to the wilderness in hopes of fostering discussion and healing.
Nov. 23, 2020
Lawsuit To Challenge Arizona Proposition 208
A Scottsdale business owner and a retired judge are challenging the legality of the just-approved tax hike on the wealthy to provide more dollars for K-12 education.
Nov. 22, 2020
Arizona Breweries Look For Pathways To Sustainability
Arizona State University is doing research on how to make local craft brewing into a sustainable industry. That research was the topic of a recent workshop, which focused on topics such as water conservation, renewable energy, recycling and local crops.
Nov. 21, 2020
ASU Shares Details On What Students Can Expect For Spring Semester
During a Friday webinar, students asked if ASU would keep spring break or cancel it like other universities. Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Fred Corey didn’t have an answer, but said the university would communicate any changes to students.
Nov. 20, 2020
ADHS Emergency Measure Reinforces Mask Mandate At AZ Schools
Gov. Ducey’s executive order had required school districts and charters to develop and implement policies that require face masks for all staff and students under the age of 5. The new measure adds contractors and visitors to this list and includes an enforcement provision.
Nov. 20, 2020
High School Winter Sports Delayed Amid COVID-19 Surge
The Arizona Interscholastic Association has approved new restrictions on high school sports like basketball, soccer and wrestling as coronavirus cases climb across the state.
Nov. 20, 2020
ASU Continues Valley Expansion Plans Despite Pandemic Losses
When the pandemic hit, Arizona State University, like most universities, feared a financial hit due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But the largest university in the country is forging ahead with expansion plans that could reshape — again — much of what Tempe and downtown Phoenix look like now.
Nov. 20, 2020
School Safety Report Finds Dire Need For Mental Health Services
School safety has sparked debates about how best to protect students and staff from threats ranging from mental health to physical violence, like school shooters. A school safety task force was assembled, and now they’ve released their recommendations — as well as a collection of ideas from students.
Nov. 19, 2020
Saturday Night Live, Second City Team Up To Offer Scholarship
Many of the funniest people in the world are graduates of the Second City who went on to join the cast of "Saturday Night Live." To list just a few: Chris Farley, Tina Fey, Bill Murray, Mike Myers. Now the two organizations are teaming up to bring a more diverse array of talent to their stages sometime soon.
Nov. 19, 2020
Theres Not Enough Research About The LGBTQ Community
The LGBTQ community is bigger today than ever before. But a new report from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine shows they’re under-studied. There’s a significant gap in data collection and research on their wellbeing — and that has led to a gap in programming and services for this increasingly diverse population.
Nov. 18, 2020