Earlier this year, Gov. Doug Ducey set aside around $100 million of federal COVID-19 relief money to try and help students overcome pandemic-related learning loss. Hundreds of thousands of students participated, but not all Arizonans supported the plan.
Students are returning to their classrooms for a new school year, but COVID-19 concerns still linger. Despite this, the superintendent of the Madison School District in Phoenix is optimistic about the semester.
School shootings have become more common and such a cause for concern that schools regularly host drills to prepare students and staff for such a situation. When they do happen, we focus on the lives lost. But survivors suffer, too.
Earlier this summer, the Arizona Legislature passed a universal school voucher expansion bill. Now, members of Save Our Schools Arizona are trying to refer the measure to the ballot to give voters the last word. → More Arizona education news
Valley-based author Dusti Bowling writes for middle school readers and younger. But her series take unusual angles, focusing on characters dealing with poverty, disabilities, absent parents or parents struggling with addiction.
This month, students at Arizona’s three public universities are returning for the new semester. But the latest public health crisis with monkeypox, plus ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks, plus flu season, has university officials concerned.
A constitutional cap on Arizona school budgets limits how much districts can spend each year — unless state lawmakers vote to waive the cap. If not lifted, the cap could lead to a massive cut in school funding, layoffs and possibly an early end to the school year.
Eric Thomas writes for TV, the stage and has written two non-fiction books. But he’s now jumped into the young adult genre with a novel called "Kings of B’More." The Show talked with Thomas about why he decided to write for young adults.
Republican Tom Horne will likely face incumbent Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman in the November election. As of Wednesday afternoon, Horne was leading the primary race with about 43% of the vote.
Free tuition, books, and even monthly stipends to help cover transportation and childcare costs are available to eligible Maricopa County residents. Phoenix is using $7 million of its federal rescue funds to support a new program with the Maricopa County Community College District called “Route to Relief."
Arizona taxpayers will pay for the attorneys hired by state lawmakers who killed the 2020 voter-approved measure Prop. 208. That initiative would have raised money for schools by implementing a tax on wealthy residents.
The main character in Jamie Sumner’s first book, “Roll with It,” has cerebral palsy and is in a wheelchair. Her book “Tune it Out” features a character with a sensory processing disorder. Her newest book is called “The Summer of June” and takes on the issue of anxiety.