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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 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
NEWS

Interim faculty report denounces UA's response ahead of deadly on-campus shooting

The Committee's 30-page report says that the university’s response was a reaction from a “systemic oversight failure” and did not “address a known chronic trust problem.”
February 1, 2023

Stories about finding - and making - peace.

On Arizona Spotlight: Safos Dance Theatre premiers "Stories from Home"; harvesting citrus with the Iskashitaa Refugee Network; "What Peace Means to Me", an essay by Eri of Owl & Panther; and thoughts on making a peaceful place from Stories that Soar!
February 1, 2023

Building the future: Trade occupations encouraged as demand for skilled labor grows

The Arizona Commerce Authority estimates that by 2030, the number of people employed in construction and manufacturing jobs in the state are expected to rise 30% and more than 20%, respectively.
January 29, 2023

NASA grants UA space facility $3,000,000

The funding will support researchers' search for clues from the earliest days of the solar system
January 27, 2023

Cochise County working on school communication system

State dollars could pay for the secure system.
January 27, 2023

Honoring African American soldiers from last century

Descendants and others gather for 2nd Annual Nogales Buffalo Soldiers Salute
January 27, 2023

Cochise College public safety program expanding facilities

Funding for the projects came from multiple sources.
January 24, 2023

Student gumshoes at GCU collaborate with Phoenix police to create shoeprint database

Forensic scientists can identify shoeprints left at crime scenes, including what type of shoe and what size the suspect wears.
January 22, 2023

High school students build a road-worthy electric vehicle

All the parts for the roadworthy EV the students are constructing this semester came from Switch Vehicles in California.
January 21, 2023

Bill that restricts student's pronouns moves past committee

The bill would require teachers to gain parental permission to use a pronouns that are different from a student's biological sex.
January 20, 2023

UA announces new safety strategies months after deadly shooting

The changes include expanded background checks, new security access to buildings and trainings.
January 18, 2023

Children of the Holocaust: The story of a survivor from the former Soviet Union

Also on Arizona Spotlight: How Marcus Doe and his organization WeReconcile are hoping to reconnect adult children with their estranged fathers.
January 18, 2023

African American Museum of Southern Arizona opens

The museum officially opened on Saturday, Jan. 14 and is located at the University of Arizona.
January 16, 2023

The Buzz speaks with two newly-elected officials: Juan Ciscomani and Katie Hobbs

Both have been on the jobs for several days, but have been confronted by the politics of their new positions.
January 13, 2023

Arizona schools plan major budget cuts, if spending limit is not lifted

The state has until March 1, 2023 to override the spending cap.
January 10, 2023

Empathy and humanity are at the center of Holocaust education in Arizona

Under a bill signed by Gov. Doug Ducey in 2021, schools must teach the events of the Holocaust and other genocides twice from grade 7 to grade 12.
January 8, 2023

Arizona judge delays trial in fight over education funding

A judge granted a request for a delay by the state’s incoming attorney general.
January 7, 2023

The Buzz: A look at Arizona's new government

The Inauguration of November's winners comes as the legislative session nears.
January 6, 2023

PCC Vice Chancellor to head Virgina community college system

David Doré currently serves as president of campuses and executive vice chancellor for student experience and workforce development at Pima Community College in Tucson
January 4, 2023

Think tank says education aggregate expenditure limit should be ended permanently

The Grand Canyon Institute report claims AEL is bad for Arizona schools and the state's economy.
January 3, 2023

Sierra Vista Library unveils vending machine location in shopping mall

The machine grants anyone with a library card access to its 125-book collection.
January 3, 2023

Colleges expect more undocumented students this spring after Prop 308

On Nov. 8, when voters narrowly approved Proposition 308, a measure allowing state residents to get the in-state tuition rate, regardless of their citizenship status.
December 26, 2022

Transgender youth face fewer rights in the new year

The new laws will take affect Jan. 1 and include restrictions on issues like gender-affirming care.
December 22, 2022

New research project will connect UA students with underserved communities

They will explore local health and environmental issues in city neighborhoods along with rural and tribal regions.
December 22, 2022

Bisbee Science Lab expands

A grant from the Fiesta Bowl Charity makes the growth possible.
December 15, 2022

Not quite universal, but families flocked to universal voucher program

The Arizona Department of Education said about 32,000 schoolkids applied this fall for the first round of expanded ESA funding.
December 10, 2022

Tucson holds first Disability Pride Celebration

The event included musical and storytelling performances from disabled Tucsonans.
December 7, 2022

TUSD approves spending proposal, 98 positions could be lost for next school year

The approved proposal includes budget cuts for summer school in 2024.
December 7, 2022

VAUD: UA theater students bring new stories to light from shadows of the past.

Also on Arizona Spotlight; How Owl & Panther builds community through art; author Gianlucca Russo on "The Power of Plus" in fashion; and explore the differences between day and night in a story by a local 3rd grader.
December 1, 2022

UArizona Health Sciences receives grant to study PFAS mitigation in firefighters' blood

Arizona Board of Regents grant will further an Australian study that could minimize forever chemicals' impact on health.
November 28, 2022

Yamiche Alcindor receives the 2022 Zenger Award for Press Freedom from the UA School of Journalism.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Adiba Nelson talks with the founders of the new African American Museum of Southern Arizona at the University of Arizona
November 17, 2022

TUSD improves individual school ratings

The Tucson Unified School District increased their A-B rated schools by 20%.
November 17, 2022
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