Arizona Education News

ADE Allocating $16 Million In COVID-19 Relief Funds To Various Initiatives
The Arizona Department of Education is allocating an additional $16 million of its discretionary COVID-19 relief funds, it announced Tuesday. The money is part of the $135.5 million in discretionary funds that the department received from two federal COVID-19 relief packages.
May 12, 2021
24 AZ Artists Awarded Grants To Further Their Work
The Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona, on Tuesday announced the recipients of research & development grants.
May 11, 2021
9 MCCCD Colleges Now Recognized As Hispanic-Serving Institutions
Nine of the Maricopa County Community College's 10 institutions have now been officially recognized as Hispanic-Serving Institutions, the district announced Monday.
May 11, 2021
DACA Recipient Welcomes Tuition Initiative Decision
The Arizona House of Representatives voted to allow a ballot initiative in 2022 that would put the decision in the hands of voters to facilitate in-state college tuition for all graduates of Arizona high schools, including students who qualify as DACA recipients. The passage came as a welcome step to many "DREAMers" and DACA recipients.
May 11, 2021
Word S5:E7 — Indigenous Futurisms And Climate Fiction
What do indigenous futurism, young adult fantasy literature and climate have in common? Find out on "Word" — a KJZZ podcast about the literary arts in Arizona and the region hosted by Tom Maxedon.
May 11, 2021
Arizona Artists Welcome Back Patrons In Person
Live music in the park, a re-telling of “Alice in Wonderland,” poetry, art, literature, live performances. The artists are back, as millions of Arizonans have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
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May 11, 2021
Undocumented Students One Step Closer To Receiving In-State Tuition
The Arizona House passed a resolution in a 33-27 vote that puts undocumented students currently in college and others who are college-bound one step closer to in-state tuition rates. It comes nearly 15 years after a ballot measure known as Proposition 300 stripped in-state tuition away from undocumented students.
May 10, 2021
Boas: Republicans Aim To Punish Through Bill Fining Teachers For Teaching Critical Race Theory
On a party line vote in the state House of Representatives, Republicans approved a bill that would fine teachers up to $5,000 if they were to broach so-called controversial topics without providing “diverse and contending perspectives.” In a column for the Republic, Editorial Board member Elvia Diaz argued against the bill.
May 10, 2021
House To Vote On Bill On In-State Tuition For Undocumented Students
Last week, the Arizona House advanced a bill that had previously been stalled that would allow undocumented students to pay in-state tuition rates pending voter approval. The bill is expected to get a final vote early this week.
May 10, 2021
ASU Professor Explains What Critical Race Theory Is And Is Not
Arizona lawmakers are close to passing a bill opponents say is part of a nationwide effort to ban teaching critical race theory in K-12 schools. An ASU professor explains what critical race theory is and dispels misconception.
May 7, 2021
MCCCD Selects Kate Smith As President Of Rio Salado College
The Maricopa County Community College District has selected Kate Smith as the next president of Rio Salado College after a nationwide search that included three other finalists.
May 7, 2021
Schools Seeing Relief, Conflicts Since AZ Lifted Mask Mandate
Two weeks ago, the governor issued an executive order that rescinded the state’s mask mandate for schools. Districts that have made masks optional since then say they aren't seeing a change in COVID-19 cases and transmission within their schools. But the AEA says the action has renewed tensions inside and outside of classroom, and even led to conflicts.
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May 7, 2021
House Republicans Pass Bill That Bans Controversial Topics In Schools
The Arizona House of Representatives has passed a bill along party lines that proponents say would bar racist, sexist and politicized instruction in schools.
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May 5, 2021
Political Cartoonist Joins ASUs School Of Transborder Studies
An award-winning political cartoonist has joined ASU’s School of Transborder Studies as an artist-in-residence.
May 5, 2021
AZ Community Colleges Can Now Offer 4-Year Degrees
Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a bill that will allow Arizona community colleges to offer four-year degree programs normally only offered at the university level. This makes Arizona the 24th state to do so, according to the Education Commission of the States.
May 4, 2021
Why Climate Change Makes Young People Worried About Having Kids
Climate change has changed the way a lot of us think about the future, but for what seems like a growing number of young people, it’s changing something fundamental: Their decision to have children.
May 4, 2021
Why Thousands Of Kids Are Missing From AZ School System
The Arizona Department of Education released data that indicates a 3.3% drop in the number of students in both virtual and brick-and-mortar classrooms over the past year. There’s a lot of speculation as to the causes of the drop. The Show spoke with Arizona Republic reporter Mary Jo Pitzl to break it all down.
May 4, 2021
Using Art To Educate Latino Community About COVID‑19
An Arizona researcher is teaming up with artists and advocates to help educate the Latinx community about COVID-19, using animated public service announcements and neighborhood murals to better connect with this hard-hit population.
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May 4, 2021
Arizona Seeing Drop In Enrollment, Funding For Preschool
Arizona has seen a drop in both enrollment in and spending on preschool programs; that’s according to new data from the National Institute for Early Education Research.
May 3, 2021
Boas: Let Voters Decide If DACA Recipients Should Pay In-State Tuition
A new Republic editorial encourages House Speaker Rusty Bowers to allow a vote on legislation that would give DACA recipients in-state tuition at Arizona’s public universities.
May 3, 2021

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