Education Desk

With the threat of a lawsuit looming, Attorney General Mark Brnovich wants members of the Arizona Board of Regents to explain why they think they can let "DREAMers'' pay the same tuition as other Arizona residents.
July 24, 2017
School bus
Crossing guards and school zone signs will be out in the East Valley this week as several districts return from summer break. Sixty-three thousand students will head to school in the Chandler, Higley and Queen Creek unified school districts.
July 24, 2017
teacher with children
Have you heard of “The Widget Effect?” It’s the idea that people are interchangeable. Don’t like the results one worker is getting you? Replace them with another — and you’ll get the result you want. Sounds about right, doesn’t it? Except it doesn’t seem to work — at least not when it comes to the classroom.
July 19, 2017
child getting a vaccination
Earlier this year, DHS reported that personal exemption rates are up. Arizona Department of Health Services director said there’s a lot of fear and misinformation when it comes to vaccines.
July 19, 2017
Tom Horne
The former leader of Arizona's public schools defended his yearslong battle to end a popular Mexican-American history program, testifying Tuesday that he was troubled by what he described as radical instructors teaching students to be disruptive but insisting he targeted all ethnic studies programs equally.
July 19, 2017
Opponents of Arizona’s taxpayer funded school voucher program say they got a “smokin’ deal” to help their cause. Last week, organizers of two petition drives unrelated to vouchers announced they were going to stop using paid circulators.
July 18, 2017
Tom Horne
The former state official behind a ban on a popular Mexican-American studies program in Tucson is scheduled to spend Tuesday testifying in federal court over the law Arizona passed that ultimately ended the program.
July 18, 2017
Tucson Unified School District
An Arizona school district has unveiled a plan to reverse its continuous decline in student enrollment.
July 14, 2017
Grandma Pat Phelps
Intergenerational programs are springing up across the country, bringing younger and older generations together. In Arizona, there are a handful of these programs, including one unique program in Surprise.
July 13, 2017
desks in a classroom
Bullying — whether in-person on online — hurts young people on many levels, including physically and emotionally. It also causes problems for their ability to focus and learn in school. And a new report indicates financial challenges can ultimately come about because of bullying.
July 13, 2017
In the first two years, 142 students have taken advantage of the program at the cost of $550,000. A state audit found the while the program is helping students attend college, more data is needed to show if students are successful.
July 13, 2017
Arizona has hundreds of thousands of cattle and dairy cows, and only a handful of veterinarians to tend to the herds. With vet students coming out of school saddled with huge student loan debt, most go into lucrative family pet practices.
July 12, 2017
pencils
AzMERIT is Arizona’s standardized statewide assessment for students, and the majority of students underperform on these exams. According to The Arizona Republic, unofficial statewide results show that despite this, there is continual, gradual improvement since the test first started being used in 2015.
July 12, 2017
High school
In Arizona, 36,000 high school seniors filed for federal financial aid. An increase of almost 17 percent over the previous year and one of the biggest jumps in the country. More s
July 12, 2017
Textbooks, school, education
A group that opposes a major private school voucher expansion bill signed by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey this spring says it is on track to collect enough signatures to place the law on hold.
July 11, 2017
Chloe Flood
There will be almost half a million new jobs in computer science by 2024. Like other STEM fields, there is a dearth of women in the field. But the Girl Scouts, best known for cookies and camping, believes they can open the door to computer science.
July 06, 2017
Years after Gov. Ducey cut $99 million from Arizona university budgets in 2015, the ripple effects are still being felt.
July 05, 2017
Immigrants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program will continue to get in-state tuition at Arizona's public universities, at least for now. The Arizona Board of Regents voted 7-1 Thursday to wait for a state Supreme Court decision before making any changes to their current policy.
June 29, 2017
UA Dreamers
The Arizona Board of Regents is meeting Thursday to decide how much more dreamers attending the state's three universities, will have to pay in tuition this fall.
June 29, 2017
Michael Crow
Arizona State University President Michael Crow topped a national list for public university income, taking home almost $1.6 million in 2016.
June 28, 2017

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