Arizona Education News

Glendale offers ASU Startup School at library
Glendale will host a free, all-day workshop for people interested in starting and growing a successful venture.
Exit Interview: Why this public educator left Phoenix
Yvonne Watterson's experience with public education left her with a bad taste in her mouth — and a diminished view of both Phoenix and the United States.
Aug. 18, 2022
Duceys summer camps get mixed reviews
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.
Aug. 16, 2022
Superintendent optimistic for new school year with updated COVID-19 precautions
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.
Aug. 16, 2022
Parents charged after trying to get in locked-down school
Authorities on Monday released the charges against three parents who allegedly tried to force their way into an El Mirage elementary school last week.
Aug. 16, 2022
UA prepares for COVID-19 and monkeypox
The University of Arizona is facing fights to stop the spread of monkeypox on campus, as well as the stigma that follows the disease.
Aug. 16, 2022
Phoenix district launches new safety division focused on shooting prevention, mental health
Phoenix Union High School District is debuting a new safety division focused on things like lockdowns and preventing school shootings, as well as things like mental health and well being for students.
Aug. 15, 2022
Survivors of gun violence can often struggle with guilt
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.
Aug. 15, 2022
Public school advocates work to block voucher expansion — again
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.
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Aug. 15, 2022
Lit Squad: Why its important to see kids struggles reflected in literature
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.
Aug. 12, 2022
The fall semester is about to begin, but UA has public health concerns
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.
Aug. 11, 2022
Arizona schools face spending cuts if cap is not lifted
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.
Aug. 7, 2022
Lit Squad: Why this writers 1st YA novel is the easiest book hes ever written
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.
Aug. 5, 2022
Horne will likely face Hoffman in superintendent race
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.
Aug. 3, 2022
Schools still suffer from lack mental health providers
School counselors would like to see the one counselor in schools for every 250 students. Instead, in Arizona that ratio sits closer to 700 to 1.
Aug. 2, 2022
68% of lottery revenue goes to Arizonas general fund
According to the Arizona Lottery website, revenue from ticket sales is disbursed in the state to benefit education, the environment, health and human services, and economic development projects.
Aug. 1, 2022
Free tuition, books for eligible Maricopa Community Colleges students
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."
July 28, 2022
Taxpayers to pay lawyers who argued against Prop. 208
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.
July 27, 2022
The Village Auntie is helping Muslims talk about sex
Angelica Lindsey-Ali, also known as the Village Auntie, has become known for her no-holds-barred approach to talking about sex, often in the context of her own religion, Islam.
July 27, 2022
Lit Squad: Books with diverse characters help kids know theyre not alone
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.
July 27, 2022
Podcast helps parents, educators meet developmental needs
There has been a lot written and talked about parenting over the years — so much so that Brad Snyder says it’s just about impossible for people who have or work with kids to keep up with it all.
July 26, 2022