Nearly 50,000 Native American children across the country, or about 10 percent, attend schools run by the Bureau of Indian Education. It’s a federal system that has been around in some form for more than 150 years. The school system is now facing some fundamental change.
A priority for both the city of Phoenix and the state of Arizona has been to build stronger partnerships and trade relationships with Mexico. There has been some recent movement on that front.
The FBI has arrested and charged the man who admitted to making death threats to Flagstaff schools this past spring.
Universities across the Southwest are redesigning their campuses to make them more environmentally friendly. That includes one college transformation in West Texas that combines desert landscaping with Himalayan architecture.
Attorney General Mark Brnovich is appealing a court decision that allows young immigrants who qualify for an Obama administration program to pay the in-state tuition rate at the Maricopa Community Colleges.
Native American high school dropout rates and youth suicide statistics are twice the national average. Teens are desperate for an outlet. One Navajo family is helping them find their voice.
Starting this weekend Arizona high school students are participating in regional robotics competitions. The goal behind the competition is to inspire students to explore careers in science and technology.
Arizona Superintendent Diane Douglas visited schools in Southern Arizona this week. She dropped in on a history class in Tucson with district superintendent H.T. Sanchez. This is the second time the two officials have met to discuss the district’s violation of a state law that bans ethnic studies.
On Wednesday, Arizona’s Senate Finance Committee heard arguments on a bill that would phase out desegregation funding in schools. The funding was put in place in the 1980s to ensure equal education opportunities for minority students.
On Monday, Arizona’s 2010 ban on ethnic studies went before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The federal court is considering the constitutionality of the entire law, as well as one of its provisions that was struck down by a federal judge in 2013.