Education News

An Arizona Senate committee is set to hold the long-delayed first hearing on Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's wide-ranging school safety proposal.
Apr. 19, 2018
In the past two days, after standing in solidarity with the governor on his teacher pay raise proposal, Beth Simek of the Arizona Parent-Teacher Association found it unsustainable.
Apr. 19, 2018
“She was a great lady and a good standard for us to hold up to and to look toward,” Principal Tracy Olson told students Wednesday.
Apr. 18, 2018
Teachers across Arizona are continuing their process of deciding whether or not to go on strike in search of higher pay for themselves and, more generally, increased funding for schools.
Apr. 18, 2018
As Arizona school districts vote to support teachers in negotiations, educators deliberate over the right to strike and the legal risks associated with that decision.
Apr. 18, 2018
When one family was torn apart by unexpected events, they looked to their local school, their "second home" for help. A social worker was there to meet them. That's not the case at about three-quarters of Arizona public schools.
Phoenix School Takes On Mindfulness, One Breath At A Time
Apr. 18, 2018
Have you ever wondered why dogs only sweat through their feet? Or why cacti have spines instead of leaves? There’s a website that can answer your questions.
Apr. 17, 2018
Later this year, the Valley will open its first project devoted to giving adults with autism a place to live in a semi-independent way and help them make that vital transition.
Apr. 17, 2018
Arizona teachers started voting today whether to authorize a strike over low pay and other issues. Last week, Gov. Doug Ducey unveiled a proposal to give teachers a 20 percent pay raise over a couple of years.
Apr. 17, 2018
Grassroots group Arizona Educators United is calling the vote after Gov. Doug Ducey reacted to strike threats by announcing a plan for teacher pay raises. Teachers are filling out paper ballots through Thursday. The tally will go to group leadership and a decision will be made Friday.
Complete Arizona Education Coverage
Apr. 17, 2018
Eileen Klein resigned as president of the Arizona Board of Regents in March. She led the agency that oversees the state’s public universities for five years.
Apr. 17, 2018
Across the country, American Indian students consistently score lower than other racial groups on national standardized tests. Research shows today’s Native youth still feel the impacts of a traumatic past. And that affects how they learn in English-only schools.
A Look Back At Arizona's Indian Boarding Schools
Apr. 17, 2018
Groups like the Arizona School Board Association and Arizona PTA touted the plan as a step in the right direction for a state that has slashed education funding for years.
Apr. 16, 2018
“They’ve been definitely telling us, ‘Hey, we’re ready to go any time you want,'" said Tucson teacher Derek Harris, one of the AEU leaders. "But we have to be sure we hear every voice and do it the right way.”
Apr. 16, 2018
Arizona teachers will vote this week on whether to authorize a strike. They’ve been demanding a 20 percent pay increase, as well as other increases to education funding.
Apr. 16, 2018
Lawmakers are back at the Capitol today and they’ve got a few high-profile issues to deal with, the governor’s school safety and teacher pay proposals among them.
Apr. 16, 2018
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s aide, Dan Scarpinato, said there is real money to bolster paychecks based on Arizona’s healthy economy and more than $250 million in new revenue.
Apr. 15, 2018
The Arizona State University Police Department is warning of sex traffickers targeting parties.
Apr. 13, 2018
The budget proposal also includes a one-time, $750 stipend for full-time staff, and a permanent pay increase from $872 to $925 per credit hour taught for adjunct faculty.
Apr. 13, 2018
On Thursday a gun safety group formed by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords said the plan is insufficient to protect the public against future mass shootings, while gun rights activists are claiming it infringes on the Second Amendment.
Apr. 13, 2018

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