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The latest news on Arizona education from the AZPM Newsroom, covering everything from legistation and the statewide debate over teacher pay, to local coverage of the Tucson Unified School District, the University of Arizona, and more. Video News

Engineering By Touch

Through cutting-edge robotics, artificial intelligence, and augmented reality technologies, UA professors are developing advanced educational tools to make aerospace engineering accessible to the blind.
July 1, 2022

Cultivating with Kids

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the UA Community & School Garden Program has made distance learning an outdoor activity that’s fun, healthy, and engaging.
January 24, 2021

The Class of 2020

Graduation speeches from two high school seniors who add context and perspective to this unique and challenging time.
May 24, 2020

Pima Community College opens early learning center

New facility will provide services to the children of PCC students
August 12, 2022

Sunnyside School District town hall highlights the need for school safety

Following the school shootings in Uvalde, Texas, the district is looking to close gaps
August 12, 2022

TUSD offering free childcare for the first time

Demand is high for before and afterschool services
August 12, 2022

The Buzz heads back to school

With classes back in session, we speak to educators about the coming school year.
August 12, 2022

Southern Arizona schools upgrade security and active-shooter training as schools prepare to open

School shootings around the country have made this a summer of preparation for school districts
July 31, 2022

Salpointe fire ruled arson, suspect arrested

The fire took place on the night of July 17, 2022.
July 31, 2022

Tohono O'odham Community College to receive federal grant for Internet access

The U.S. Department of Commerce awards nearly two million dollars
July 26, 2022

COVID-19 highlights need for school counselors

Schools across Cochise County have identified an increase in demand for mental health counseling services since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
July 25, 2022

Judge tosses Arizona suit over limits on virus relief funds

The issue revolves around using COVID money for education.
July 23, 2022

U.S. District Court releases TUSD from judicial oversight

Southern Arizona's largest school district has been under judicial control since 1978
July 22, 2022

TUSD school year to start with staff shortages and security upgrades

Southern Arizona's largest school district is "working creatively" to solve the challenges
July 21, 2022

Fire burns Salpointe Catholic High School

One wing was severly damaged.
July 18, 2022

Pima County increases preschool and childcare assistance

Help available for people making up to 300% of federal poverty level
July 18, 2022

Travel Route 66 with "The Great Muslim American Road Trip."

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Archive Tucson features Cesar Aguirre; the Longfin dace's return to the Santa Cruz river; and the fantastical story of a "Mythical Creature of the Southwest."
July 14, 2022

Where's the new money in the state budget going?

We look at a handful of areas that will see a notable increase in funds this fiscal year
July 8, 2022

Arizona OKs biggest US school voucher plan, faces challenge

Arizona has the most expansive education options in the nation and will have the most comprehensive voucher system if the bill takes effect.
July 7, 2022

Indigenous students to get full University of Arizona tuition

University will pay tuition and fees for all who qualify.
June 27, 2022

Making college credits easier to access in Cochise County

Buena High School introduces new dual enrollment program
June 24, 2022

Arizona House GOP backs universal school voucher expansion

They vote Wednesday advances a bill that would allow all 1.1 million public school students to use public money to attend a private schools.
June 22, 2022

Education in the summer

This week, The Buzz focuses on education and the summer ahead.
June 17, 2022

House committee advances school voucher expansion

Any student could qualify for the state's voucher program, under a bill filed by Republicans this week.
June 15, 2022

New state grants help point families to higher education goals

University of Arizona College Academy for Parents encourages parents to start quest for college early.
June 2, 2022

Tucson teachers earn less than teachers in similar Western cities

A study by University of Arizona economists shows teacher salaries in Tucson aren’t keeping up with the nation or even Western cities comparable in size or cost of living
May 24, 2022

International exhibition focuses on children's pandemic self-portraits

Tucson is the show's first stop outside of Germany.
May 2, 2022

Cannabis courses offered by University of Arizona

Voters made the recreational marijuana business legal, but they didn't make it easy.
April 27, 2022

Students compete at southern Arizona construction-skills competition

Corporate sponsored events offers a chance for them to get good-paying jobs in an exploding industry
April 12, 2022

Legislature moving to add new teacher certification paths

Opponents argue it will allow unqualified people to teach.
April 11, 2022

Tuition increases OK'd for Arizona's 3 public universities

University of Arizona is boosting tuition by 2% to $11,525 a year for undergrads.
April 8, 2022

House panel OKs major overhaul of Arizona K-12 funding

The party-line vote on the newly-revealed proposal drew major opposition from some school funding experts, school districts and Democrats.
March 29, 2022

Dads on Duty: Casa Grande Middle School initiates new mentorship program

The school finds strong male role models to support students.
March 12, 2022

Voter-approved Arizona education tax dead after court ruling

A judge has declared that a tax on high-earning Arizona residents to boost education spending can’t be enforced.
March 11, 2022

Mental health in the classroom

The COVID-19 pandemic may be a turning point and students may be back in the classroom but many are still mentally grappling with the effects of the last two years.
March 11, 2022
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