Education

a kid raises his hand
A report from the nation’s top civil rights authority outlines how states are failing to provide equal opportunities to poor and minority students and calls on congress to make public education a federal right.
January 12, 2018
State Representative Rebecca Rios
Many have criticized Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s position that the state can fund education without additional revenue. It’s not just Democrats and educators who disagree with him.
January 08, 2018
Universities across the Southwest are stepping up the work they do with counterparts in Mexico. They’re looking for ways to send more exchange students and to do more scientific research together.
Jan. 9, 2018
teacher with children
Lawmakers wanting to plug the gaping hole as teachers abandon Arizona's public schools have a plan to speed up certification.
January 15, 2018
Tucson Unified Schools District office in Tucson
Hundreds of former employees of Arizona's second largest school district by enrollment were blacklisted from ever working for the district again, despite never having serious disciplinary issues on their employment records.
January 15, 2018
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has unveiled a $10.1 billion budget plan for the next fiscal year. K-12 education advocates aren’t satisfied with the proposal.
January 15, 2018
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A Maricopa County Superior Court judge will hear legal arguments Friday in a school funding lawsuit.
January 12, 2018
Mark Brnovich
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is defending his right to challenge state university's tuition increases in court this week.
January 11, 2018
Mark Brnovich
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich entered new legal filings Wednesday challenging in-state tuition for DACA students.
January 11, 2018
test answer sheet
Arizona public school students will be taking the AzMERIT exam in a few months — that’s the statewide assessment test.
January 10, 2018
South Phoenix
Many people see the areas around the Murphy Elementary School District as a dumping ground for projects that wouldn’t fly in other parts of the city. Some say these neighborhoods are slowly dissolving. While others think new-found unity can lead to a community renaissance.
January 10, 2018
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has revealed more details about public school funding in next year’s state budget proposal. The governor’s plan includes $400 million of additional K-12 funding and a plan to close recession-era cuts to capital needs budgets.
January 09, 2018
Arizona State of State Address
Gov. Doug Ducey spent several minutes of his State of the State address on Monday on education. He segued to the topic by pointing out that prison spending in Arizona is decreasing while education spending is on the rise.
January 08, 2018