Education News

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
GCU Offering Employees Pay Raises Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Colleges and universities across the country are facing financial difficulties during the coronavirus pandemic, but Grand Canyon University in Phoenix feels confident about its financial outlook.
April 21, 2020
ASU And GCU Are Top Beneficiaries For CARES Act Funds
Two Arizona schools are receiving the largest allotments of CARES Act stimulus funds. ASU is receiving $63.5 million and GCU is receiving $22.4 million — the largest grants for a public and for-profit school, respectively.
April 21, 2020
UA Rolls Out Texting System To Answer COVID-19 Questions
The coronavirus pandemic has left people with a lot of questions and the University of Arizona may soon be able to provide some answers. The school is rolling out a texting system where people who want information about COVID-19 can send their questions and UA officials will answer.
April 21, 2020
AZ Teachers Scramble To Keep Students On Track During Shutdown
When Arizona schools shut down more than a month ago, teachers and students had little time to prepare for remote learning. Classrooms across the state are still empty, but educators continue to re-work their lesson plans in an effort to keep students on track.
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April 21, 2020
Word S3 E7: National Poetry Month — Part 2
National Poetry Month continues in the age of COVID-19. And, in this episode, we are heading to Tucson, virtually, to check in with our neighbors in Southern Arizona.
April 20, 2020
State Of Arizona Library To Receive $650,000 From Relief Act
The Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records will be given more than half a million dollars from the federal coronavirus relief act. The division was granted $650,000 to expand access to digital networks and provide technical support to citizens.
April 19, 2020
How UAs Antibody Tests Could Be A COVID-19 Game Changer
The University of Arizona says it’ll produce 250,000 COVID-19 antibody tests for health care and other frontline workers and first responders across Arizona. The blood tests will allow patients to see if they’d been infected with COVID-19 and had recovered, whether or not they showed symptoms.
April 17, 2020
Parents, Students, Educators Struggle With Distance Learning
Schools have been physically closed for a month now, and it's not yet clear when they'll return to normal. The Show spoke with the Arizona Republic's Education Reporter, Lily Altavena, about just where we're at one month into school closings.
April 16, 2020
Teacher: Dont Grade AZ Students While Theyre At Home
In some states, like Arizona, the closure has been mandated. And, while students are learning remotely, there’s been a debate over whether or not those students’ work should be graded as it would if they were in school.
April 15, 2020
AZ Universities Considering Cost-Saving Measures Amid Pandemic
Arizona universities are facing tough financial choices as the coronavirus pandemic continues. University of Arizona's Financial Sustainability Emergency Response Taskforce has recommended a campus wide hiring freeze through June and is considering salary freezes or furloughs.
April 14, 2020
DCS: Calls To Child Abuse Hotline Have Decreased
Calls to the Arizona Department of Child Safety child abuse hotline have gone down since schools were shut down. With teachers no longer around to report suspected abuse, the foster care system could see an influx of reports when class is back in session.
April 13, 2020
Phoenix High School Reporters Continue Their Coverage From Home
Student reporters at Moon Valley High School in Phoenix are continuing to deliver news to their readers despite being out of the classroom. The students had planned to release the April edition of their paper, the Rocket Reporter, after they returned from spring break with coverage of their school’s spring assembly and other events. But before classes could resume, school was cancelled.
April 13, 2020
Heres How Much Arizona Colleges Are Getting In Federal Help
Post-secondary educational institutions are getting about $12.6 billion in funding from the federal coronavirus relief package known as the CARES Act. The U.S. Department of Education is distributing half of those funds to schools immediately. The amount of funding each school receives is — in part — based on their low-income student population and total student population.
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April 13, 2020
Mexican Students Design Practical, Inexpensive Ventilators To Face Pandemic
A shortage of ventilators has become a primary problem worldwide to help coronavirus patients with serious lung complications. But a college project developed in northern Mexico might be the solution.
April 13, 2020