Arizona Education News

ABOR assembles committee to find next UA president
The Arizona Board of Regents has put together an 18-member Presidential Search Advisory Committee to find the next president of the University of Arizona.
8 hours ago
Nonprofit Elevate Phoenix awarded a $1 million grant
Billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott recently awarded million-dollar grants to more than 300 groups across the country that help people with the greatest need. One of them is based in Phoenix.
April 16, 2024
Diné College gets national grant for boarding school project
Diné College is one of 14 tribal grant recipients from the National Endowment for the Humanities to fund projects that recognize the traumatic legacies of federally run boarding schools.
April 15, 2024
UA professor has a plan to help prevent nurses from developing work-related asthma
University of Arizona professor Amanda Wilson elaborates on how she'll spend the next five years and $750,000 to help prevent nurses from developing work-related asthma.
April 15, 2024
ASU unveils statue of historic baseball coach Bobby Winkles
Arizona State University unveiled a statue of legendary baseball coach Bobby Winkles on Friday. He coached the Sun Devils until 1971, guiding the team to three national championships and amassing the highest winning percentage in school history.
April 13, 2024
Horne criticizes Hobbs veto of cellphones in school bill
Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs signed 30 bills into law this week, and vetoed five others. State schools chief Tom Horne released a statement Friday criticizing her veto of a bill to restrict mobile devices at school.
April 12, 2024
Hobbs appoints 2 new Arizona Board of Regents members
Liz Archuleta replaces Lyndel Manson, whose term has expired; while Northern Arizona University student Jadyn Fisher replaces outgoing student regent Katelyn Rees.
April 12, 2024
AZ campaign reminds students to submit their FAFSA
Arizona has launched a statewide campaign to get more students to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Arizona has consistently ranked close to last in the nation for the number of students who complete the FAFSA annually. That’s been made even worse this year by issues on the government’s part.
April 12, 2024
Chandler Unified increases funding for services to help students having suicidal thoughts
The Chandler Unified School District is increasing its funding for an organization that offers help to students who are having suicidal thoughts. The governing board voted Wednesday to add $175,000 to the budget for its partnership with The Hope Institute.
April 11, 2024
UA to host Indigenous data sovereignty, governance summit
This historic gathering has attracted hundreds of experts, scholars, researchers and activists to southern Arizona to establish a national standard for Indigenous data governance and help tribal communities protect their traditional knowledge.
April 11, 2024
Democrats asked why the Education Department is withholding funding. Horne says it isnt
Arizona House Democrats who also work as teachers asked the state Department of Education to explain why it’s withholding federal funding from schools, but ADE officials say it’s actually the federal government who is making cuts under Title I.
April 10, 2024
Does discipline in schools hurt students more than helps?
A bill backed by Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne that would have tied school discipline to their letter grades was rejected by the House of Representatives on Tuesday. Two Republicans sided with Democrats in voting down the measure.
April 10, 2024
ASUs Labriola National Data Center gets new space
Last Wednesday, Arizona State University held an open house at Hayden Hall on the Tempe campus to honor a new space for the Labriola National Indian Data Center.
April 10, 2024
New Peoria schools superintendent to host public engagement meetings
The new superintendent of the Peoria Unified School District is now officially on the job. A series of meetings in the northwest Valley has been set for him to engage the communities that together send more than 35,000 students to learn in his district.
April 9, 2024
Phoenix Union hopes to expand financial literacy program
The Phoenix Union High School District has adopted a resolution establishing its support for programs and activities related to financial literacy. The district hopes to expand a partnership with ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business.
April 9, 2024
An Arizona archaeologist is hot on the trail of the Coronado expedition
Tucson-based archeologist Deni Seymour has spent around four decades doing research in southern Arizona. Seymour has spent the last three years researching the route of Francisco Vázquez de Coronado, a major colonizing presence in the American Southwest, as well as Fray Marcos de Niza.
April 9, 2024
Womens tennis coach has been at ASU for 40 years
Sheila McInerney has been Arizona State University's women's tennis coach for 40 years. She sat down with the Show at the Whitman Tennis Center in Tempe to talk more about the transition out of the Pac-12 and her legacy.
April 9, 2024
Arizona leaders agree teachers need a raise. But they cant agree on how to do it
Sen. Ken Bennett (R-Prescott), chair of the Senate Education Committee, says he expects everyone will eventually agree on something closer to 6.9% draw on the state land trust to increase teacher pay.
April 9, 2024
Díaz: UA president should leave now, not in 2026
The University of Arizona has had a tumultuous year that culminated in President Robert Robbins announcing he will step down at the end of his term in 2026 last week. Roberts’ announcement of his early resignation might have satisfied some who are frustrated by these events — but not Elvia Díaz.
April 8, 2024
This Arizona researcher is in the eclipses path of totality to photograph it
Adam Block, a researcher at the University of Arizona’s Steward Observatory, is in Texas now to watch and photograph the eclipse.
April 8, 2024
Viewing the solar eclipse? Arizona Science Center has some advice
Many Arizonans will be viewing Monday’s solar eclipse and experts are reminding viewers to take precautions to protect their vision, such as wearing special sunglasses.
April 8, 2024