Education News

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
Arizona Bill Offering Lower Tuition For DREAMers Is Dead
Earlier this session, GOP Arizona Sen. Heather Carter introduced a bill that would create a new tuition level at Arizona’s public universities, for so-called "DREAMers" and other students who do not qualify for in-state tuition, but have graduated from Arizona high schools. But now, it looks like that bill is dead.
March 25, 2019
Arizona Public Universities Release Tuition Proposals
Last week, the presidents of Arizona’s three public universities released their tuition-increase proposals for the 2019-2020 academic year. The proposals were submitted to the Arizona Board of Regents and John Arnold, executive director of the Arizona Board of Regents, joined The Show to talk about it.
March 25, 2019
Tuition Will Increase At Arizonas Universities
Arizona’s largest public university Friday announced it is raising tuition each year by less than 3 percent for resident undergraduate students over the next decade. The proposal maintains the commitment made nearly eight years ago by Arizona State University and extends it another decade.
March 23, 2019
Financial Literacy Bill Passes In Arizona House
The Arizona House approved a bill Thursday requiring high school students to complete at least one-half course credit in economics to study personal finance.
March 22, 2019
ASU Partnering With Maryvale For Community Initiatives
ASU has been working in Maryvale to help residents figure out solutions to community challenges as part of the Maryvale One Square Mile Initiative.
March 21, 2019