Education

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A new estimate suggests it would take about $1 billion to bring Arizona’s public school teacher salaries up to the national median of roughly $56,000 a year. That's if the state decided to meet that goal within a year.
September 22, 2017
President Donald Trump is facing increasing pressure from many groups as he weighs eliminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, DACA, program.
September 04, 2017
Biosphere 2
Texas billionaire Edward P. Bass is giving $30 million to the University of Arizona to support the Biosphere 2 research facility.
Sept. 22, 2017
Veritas Preparatory Academy
Great Hearts Academies — one of Arizona’s prestigious charter school networks — has fended off criticism in recent months for its transgender policy, which LGBTQ advocates calls discriminatory. Now some alumni who are upset with the policy are trying to get the school’s attention.
September 22, 2017
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A top education official is supporting the Arizona attorney general's lawsuit over steep increases in university tuition.
September 22, 2017
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Arizona's state board responsible for helping school districts keep their facilities up to par said it will heed auditors' recommendations for improvements.
September 18, 2017
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey says a lawsuit filed by the state attorney general that accused the state university system of charging excessive tuition isn't necessary and that universities are properly funded.
September 15, 2017
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Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is suing the Board of Regents over the cost of tuition at the state’s three public universities.
September 11, 2017
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Phoenix City Council recently approved a $2.5 million contract with a construction company to help restore the library's first four floors, expected to take eight months.
September 08, 2017
azmerit database
The Arizona Department of Education released official AzMERIT test scores for the 2016-17 school year in September 2017. Search an individual school and/or select a school district to see the percentage of students who passed each section.
September 07, 2017
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Arizona public school students showed slight improvement on the state standardized test last year. That’s according to the latest data released from the Arizona Department of Education.
September 07, 2017
Phoenix Police Chief
A contract to place dozens of Phoenix police officers into schools gained more attention in light of President Trump’s decision to end a program that provided legal protection to some undocumented young people.
September 07, 2017
It appears Arizona voters will get to weigh in on the voucher expansion debate, but new legal challenges and a legislative end-run could still interfere.
September 06, 2017