School is back in session this week for some students in the Valley — and more are starting soon. It’s sparking debates over just how schools should keep students and staff safe as COVID-19 cases rise across the state.
Denise Birdwell, the former superintendent of the Scottsdale and Higley unified school districts, has been indicted as part of an investigation of possible misuse of public money tied to school construction.
The editor-in-chief of one of the world's premier lines of science journals this week stepped out from behind the desk to call for colleges and universities to require coronavirus vaccines — and to call out Arizona State University by name.
The state's top health official said Tuesday that schools should be able to quarantine unvaccinated students and keep them out of class in at least some cases where they have been exposed to COVID-19. Dr. Cara Christ still believes schools are the best place for children.
Gov. Doug Ducey recently made three new appointments to the Arizona Board of Regents, the body that sets university tuition prices. The Show spoke more about the new appointments — and what they will mean for the state’s university system — with Alison Steinbach, who covers higher education for the Arizona Republic.
In a letter to Kaitlin Harrier, the governor's education policy adviser, attorneys from the Catalina Foothills School District and the Peoria Unified School District say the schools are within their legal rights to to keep unvaccinated students who have been exposed to confirmed cases of COVID-19 out of school for up to two weeks.
In the 1800s, the government authorized officials to remove Indigenous children from their families and tribes to be “civilized” — assimilated into American culture by stripping them of their tribal identities.
The Phoenix Indian School was one of these institutions.
Arizona lawmakers approved tax cuts in this year’s budget many say are designed to undercut Proposition 208, the Invest In Education initiative that voters approved at the 2020 ballot. Now, educators are, once again, prepared for battle.
The Arizona Governor’s Office sent two letters to Peoria Unified School District and Catalina Foothills School District, informing them that their quarantine policies for unvaccinated students were breaking the law.
The way schools teach about racism in the context of history, social studies and political science has become an increasingly contentious topic in recent years. But 15 years ago, one Arizona school district was already using a lens of racial awareness in its Mexican American Studies classes.
Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation Friday to block the use of public funds for what he calls "critical race theory." But there seems to be a disconnect between the description of what has become a favorite talking point of Ducey and other Republicans, and what “critical race theory” actually means.
Arizona has had a severe teacher shortage for years. Some of the turnover is due to frustrations within and outside of the classroom. But the pandemic has also impacted the education workforce. → More Arizona Education News
Gov. Doug Ducey signed a new bill into law Friday requiring that Arizona students receive education related to the Holocaust. Arizona students will now be required to learn about the Holocaust and other genocides twice between seventh and 12th grade. → More Arizona Education News
Arizona lawmakers are banning most of the state’s K-12 schools from requiring students or staff to wear masks. But as COVID-19 cases rise in the state, some doctors are speaking out, saying the rule puts Arizona children at risk. → More Arizona Education News