Education and Children

University of Arizona kicks off scholarship fundraiser for Indigenous law students

Dec 2, 2021 The Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program's goal this year is $30,000, and they're almost there.

Food insecurity in Tucson: on campus and throughout the community

Nov 19, 2021 UA staff say about 13,000 students could be considered food insecure, yet the campus pantry says it serves about 3,000 people a year.

University of Arizona has the highest number of Indigenous students graduating with doctoral degrees, survey says

Nov 12, 2021 The same survey ranked the UA seventh for awarding doctorate degrees to Hispanic students.

Arizona won't stop using COVID money for anti-mask grants

Nov 4, 2021 The Treasury Department last month told Ducey the programs were “not a permissible use” of the federal funding.

Local elementary school shut after COVID-19 outbreak

Nov 2, 2021 Agua Caliente Elementary School, with 472 students, will shift to distance learning for nearly two weeks.

Penalties unclear for University of Arizona employees who miss vaccination deadline

Oct 18, 2021 University president says he expects very few employees will be denied exemption.

University of Arizona engineering students demonstrate solar cooking skills

Oct 16, 2021 Over five hundred freshman tested home-made solar ovens on the mall.

Education secretary promotes free community college plan in Tucson

Oct 8, 2021 Biden administration says 5.5 million students would be able to go to community college without paying.

TOCC advertising free tuition for Indigenous students

Oct 7, 2021 The rare pandemic-era deal may soon be indefinite for the tribal community college.

Tucson leaders push for electric school buses

Oct 6, 2021 Infrastructure bills include billions for zero-emission vehicles

Arizona can't use COVID money for anti-mask grants, feds say

Oct 5, 2021 Ducey, a Republican, created the grant programs in August to put pressure on school districts that have defied the state’s ban on mask mandates.

University of Arizona, Pascua Yaqui Tribe commit to partnering in Yaqui education

Sep 28, 2021 A new intergovernmental agreement covers many aspirational goals, like the formation of an independent K-12 school system for the tribe.

State judge strikes down law banning schools from requiring students to wear masks

Sep 27, 2021 Legislature violated constitution by rolling mask law and other policies into the state budget, a judge ruled Monday.

University of Arizona opens new office in Washington DC

Sep 21, 2021 The outpost estabilshes a permanent UA presence in the nation's capital.

Arizona interest in anti-mask school vouchers outpaces funds

Sep 6, 2021 Gov. Doug Ducey's plan will give $7,000 a year to each student to pay for private school tuition.

1 arrest after men confront school principal over COVID-19 mandates

Sep 3, 2021 School officials say several men threatened to make a citizen’s arrest of a Vail Unified School District principal while at least one brandished cable ties.

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