Advocates of the bill say it would have allowed students to write about more hot-button issues and give a good foundation for thoughtful reporting.
May 23, 2017
Textbooks, school, education
U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has a long history of supporting school choice — including school vouchers and charter schools — stemming back to her time as chair of the American Federation for Children, a school choice advocacy organization.
May 23, 2017
ASU Campus
Republican Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed legislation allowing the state's three public universities to borrow up to $1 billion to build new research facilities and tackle a maintenance backlog.
May 23, 2017
IT department
“It’s just my own personal decision that it’s time to look for something that’s different and challenging versus just keeping the bike on the road,” said outgoing Chief Information Officer Mark Masterson.
May 17, 2017
Mayo Clinic logo
The Mayo Clinic in Arizona will have a new medical school by the end of the summer. It’s the next development after the academic institution was the only school in the nation to receive two awards.
May 17, 2017
University of Arizona logo
In what was initially a campuswide effort to focus on their diverse student body, University of Arizona has now backed off of creating a “social justice activist” program, where students in paid positions would act as points of contact for students who felt harassed or threatened.
May 16, 2017
a kid raises his hand
On Monday, Arizona’s top teachers took a swipe at lawmakers’ attempts to fund public education this year.
May 16, 2017
The Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum will open up again after backers in the Legislature succeeded in restoring funding to the location.
May 15, 2017
JD Mesnard
The 2017 legislative session has been over less than a week, and already Arizona’s House Speaker is aiming to get a jump on next year when it comes to increasing teacher pay.
May 15, 2017
sunscreen
Beginning next fall, parents can send their kids to school with sunscreen without prior permission.
May 15, 2017
desks in a classroom
A group trying to repeal Arizona’s new voucher expansion law was at the Secretary of State’s Office on Thursday to file an official referendum so they can begin collecting signatures.
May 11, 2017
The Maricopa County Community College District is looking at making some big changes within its system.
May 10, 2017
Maricopa County Community College District board members will soon be voting on whether to move forward with a "district transformation proposal." The board got its first look at the plan at a special hearing Tuesday night.
May 10, 2017
JD Mesnard
Republican House Speaker J.D. Mesnard on Tuesday rolled out a last-minute proposal requiring school districts to spend half of their yearly inflation increases on teacher raises.
May 09, 2017
Textbooks, school, education
Opponents of a newly-signed law to expand Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Accounts — basically school vouchers — have launched a campaign to refer the law to the ballot.
May 09, 2017
Upholding the First Amendment, Arizona lawmakers are in favor of guaranteeing free speech to student journalists.
May 09, 2017
Education
A new education advocacy group wants voters to have the last word on Arizona’s controversial private school-voucher expansion law. Save Our Schools Arizona needs to collect more than 75,000 voter signatures to make that happen.
May 09, 2017
University of Arizona logo
The University of Arizona’s medical school in downtown Phoenix is welcoming a new dean. Dr. Guy Reed will begin his new post in July. He’s currently the chair of the University of Tennessee’s Department of Medicine.
May 04, 2017
ELL Teachers
Arizona schools serve will about 67,000 students considered English Language Learners this year. And how these kids learn a new language, as well as their grade-level curriculum, has been the subject of debate for decades.
May 04, 2017
Next year, we may see legislation repealing the compulsory education law requiring students attend school through 10th grade.
May 03, 2017

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