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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
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Arizona Board of Regents Chair steps down

ABOR Chair-elect Cecilia Mata will "assume the responsibilities".
March 1, 2024

Three former Department of Education employees charged with defrauding Arizona voucher program

Prosecutors said Thursday that the three employees approved applications for 17 students -– five of which were fictitious -- that admitted them into the voucher program using forged birth certificates and special education evaluations.
March 1, 2024

AZ Treasurer makes push for an additional financial education course as a high school graduation requirement

A bill in the legislature proposes to add that requirement.
February 23, 2024

Arizona's public universities extend financial aid deadline due to federal delays

The board moved to extend the Arizona Promise Program deadline to May 1.
February 23, 2024

ABOR accelerates financial reforms amid UA fiscal woes

The Arizona Board of Regents swiftly implements financial reforms following the University of Arizona's financial troubles, amidst controversy over shared governance.
February 22, 2024

AZ Board of Regents defends UAGC acquisition to Hobbs

The letter was sent late Tuesday afternoon.
February 20, 2024

UAGC tuition changes spark student concerns and confusion

Students at UAGC express frustration over sudden tuition grant changes, leaving some uncertain about affording education.
February 15, 2024

UA outlines nearly $30 Million in cuts in a new report to Gov. Hobbs

A large part of that is the elimination of vacant positions.
February 9, 2024

Cochise College plans to have students in dorms on Sierra Vista campus in January 2025

The new housing complex will be named Bugen Hall after George Bugen
February 7, 2024

The Buzz: Arizona's tax credit system

Not many states allow dollar-for-dollar tax credits for some donations, but Arizona does, and thousands of organizations are on the list.
February 2, 2024

A Show about Healing

Spiritually, Physically, Mentally, and Emotionally.
February 1, 2024

Votes of no confidence under consideration in UA staff council and faculty senate

Some faculty and staff at the University of Arizona are feeling left out of key financial planning discussions.
January 30, 2024

UA announces budget cuts, layoffs amid financial crisis

If no changes are made, the university is expected to continue a deficit spending of $177 million.
January 30, 2024

The Buzz: Combatting Generational Poverty in Pima County

A new effort aims to help those who are born into poverty move up the socio-economic ladder.
January 26, 2024

Gov. Hobbs: "I no longer trust the process that is in place" in regard to UA's financial remediation

Hobbs' letter comes shortly after a Thursday Arizona Board of Regents meeting.
January 25, 2024

ABOR seals multi-million dollar deal for new UA football coach Brent Brennan

His base salary will start at $2.2 million and incrementally increase each year.
January 25, 2024

Pima Community College HVAC program receives $1.2 million

Industry leaders said the investment is important in solving the shortage in HVAC workers.
January 25, 2024

Grijalva and teachers gather in opposition to Republican’s potential education cuts

House Republicans have proposed a budget that would cut federal education spending by 28%.
January 24, 2024

TUSD prepares to sell historic "1010" headquarters, move to new building

The district plans to buy the University of Arizona Service Annex building to house its offices
January 18, 2024

UA settles $2.5M lawsuit over professor's on-campus killing

The settlement also includes mental health services for Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences faculty, staff and students impacted by the shooting.
January 10, 2024

Patagonia public schools consider four-day school week

Superintendent wants to reduce absenteeism, recruit and retain new teachers.
January 10, 2024

Former UA CFO retains $500,000 salary in new role amid fiscal challenges

Former University of Arizona Chief Financial Officer Lisa Rulney, after resigning amid a fiscal crisis, keeps her salary exceeding $500,000 in a new advisory role.
January 9, 2024

The Buzz: How the Israel-Hamas conflict is influencing classrooms in Arizona

Protests supporting both Palestine and Israel have made their way to Arizona's college campuses and responses from stakeholders at both the state and university levels have brought criticism.
January 5, 2024

Reading 1,000 books before kindergarten is the goal in Cochise County

The program encourages reading in the pre-K age group
January 3, 2024

ABOR seeks to advance Title IX lawsuit against UA

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan granted a 30 day extension to the board to file a legal petition–the first step to seek an opinion for the high court.
December 20, 2023

UA faces fiscal storm: CFO resigns amid sweeping financial revamp

The University of Arizona unveiled major financial reforms amid the departure of its Chief Financial Officer.
December 13, 2023

AZ school safety task force proposes legislative changes to address SRO shortage

The task force met for the final time on Thursday to share their recommendations for campus safety.
December 8, 2023

The Buzz: A legislative look ahead into education policy

This week we talked with both the county and state school superintendent about universal school vouchers and teacher retention.
December 8, 2023

Governor's Educator Retention Task Force releases report; shows shortages, needs for pay increase, and paid parental leave

The report and recomendations document ares of shortages, lack of teacher diversity, and recomendations for teacher retention.
December 8, 2023

UA athletics faces layoffs, ticket price surge amid financial strain

President Robert Robbins said ticket prices may increase by 25%.
December 5, 2023

Senior VP of UAGC steps down six months after acquisition

Effective Monday, Dec. 4, Dr. Gary Packard will instead be serving as the interim Senior Vice Provost of Online Initiatives.
December 4, 2023

Two UA College of Education professors reinstated following Israel-Hamas Lecture

The department head will teach the course about cultural pluralism for young children through the rest of the semester.
December 1, 2023
VIDEO

Señor Contreras

Mariachi Aztlán director John Contreras has been committed to teaching students at Pueblo High School for the past 20 years.
October 7, 2023

Tiny Homes - Vail School District

The Vail Unified School District is trying to recruit and retain more teachers by working with developers to provide affordable housing opportunities for educators in the district.
July 3, 2023

Girls in STEM

Since 2013, the Arizona Science Center has hosted monthly "Girls in STEM" events, in the hopes of inspiring girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.
April 17, 2023

Arizona STEM Adventure

Discover Arizona STEM Adventure, an educational extravaganza into the world of science, technology, engineering, and math.
January 26, 2023

Fossil Collection

The Desert Laboratory's Vertebrate Paleontology Collection houses over 20,000 fossils, many of them from right here in the Sonoran Desert.
January 25, 2023

Copper Queen Library

The oldest continuously operating library in Arizona is described as a community treasure that is receiving national recognition.
December 15, 2022
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