Education Desk

ASU and Helios Education Foundation are teaming up to try to get a better sense of what works, and what doesn’t, when it comes to K-12 education in Arizona. Here to talk about this new collaboration are Paul Luna, president and CEO of Helios Education Foundation, and ASU President Michael Crow.
January 19, 2018
classroom teacher
Cuts to school budgets during the Great Recession had a detrimental effect on student success.
January 19, 2018
ASU Campus
Lawmakers are discussing whether policies banning non-lethal weapons on expanding campuses leave students, teachers and faculty vulnerable to crime.
January 18, 2018
drone
Arizona State University is one of seven schools supporting a project that's designing new intelligence for drones and robots. The purpose is to make intelligent technologies fully automated.
January 17, 2018
In an interview in KJZZ's studio, Gov. Ducey said most of the new spending in his $10.1 billion budget proposal would go to K-12 education. Along with education funding, Ducey said to expect to hear more later this week about the special session he plans to call to deal with the opioid epidemic.
January 17, 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 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
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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
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
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey will give his annual State of the State address Monday afternoon, as the legislature starts its 2018 session.
January 08, 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
March to Save Our Schools crowd
A large crowd gathered around the Arizona Capitol on Saturday. Residents from all over the Phoenix area came together for the “March to Save Our Schools."
January 06, 2018
student in classroom
A coalition that backs Arizona's public schools wants the Legislature and Gov. Doug Ducey to provide a big boost to school funding in the upcoming session.
January 05, 2018
State lawmakers go back to work on Monday to start their 2018 session, with a number of big issues on the agenda.
January 04, 2018

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