Education

Technical Education
High school students with trade skills like carpentry, welding and electrical work are in high demand these days. Some Valley contractors are so desperate for qualified employees they’re offering many kids both a job and funding for college as soon as they graduate. And all of that opportunity is starting to catch kids’ attention.
November 21, 2017
Tucson Unified School District
Tucson voters failed to pass bond and override measures in three of four districts asking for help this election.
November 08, 2017
mexico flag
Mexican trade officials for the first time say they’re preparing for a future without the North American Free Trade Agreement, with the country’s top NAFTA negotiator saying that is the best way to approach current negotiations.
Nov. 22, 2017
Arizona Department of Education
The Arizona Department of Education has spent more than $100,000 to fix errors that led to the misallocation of millions of dollars in federal funding, and the cost could rise.
November 23, 2017
a kid raises his hand
The education challenges Arizona is facing have been discussed for years, with a funding shortage typically at the top of the list.
November 20, 2017
Cafeteria
A Gilbert lawmaker is advocating for extended lunch and recess in Kindergarten through 6th grade.
November 20, 2017
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A nonprofit funded in part by the Koch brothers is financing a six-figure TV campaign that’s meant to educate Arizonans about school choice.
November 17, 2017
Year Up
It’s been almost three years since Year Up started operating in Arizona.
November 14, 2017
Flags
Negotiations for the North American Free Trade Agreement will resume on Wednesday in Mexico City, as representatives from the U.S, Canada and Mexico are racing to wrap up talks by March.
November 14, 2017
Cellphone
While social media and smartphones can offer students expanded resources and opportunities to connect, they can also be a minefield for kids in their early teens. Schools across the country deal with problems related to cyberbullying and sexting on a daily basis. One Valley school district is trying to tackle the issue with a new set of classes.
November 14, 2017
person typing on a computer
Sunbelt states like Texas and Arizona have actually experienced job growth in skilled-services industries and did not lose large numbers of good blue-collar jobs
November 13, 2017
The Maricopa County Community College District is beginning a search for college presidents at four of its schools. Officials hope to complete the process in three months.
November 13, 2017
School Bonds and Overrides
It was a good night for Maricopa County school districts with bond and override questions on the ballot. All of the funding initiatives here passed, according to initial results released by the recorder’s office.
November 08, 2017