Education and Children

Arizona teachers significantly less diverse than students

Mar 2, 2020 Experts say a diverse teacher pool can have an impact on student achievement.

Diversity and desegregation in TUSD

Feb 28, 2020 After decades of legal battles and diversification efforts, the Tucson Unified School District wants to be released from court supervision.

UA Confucius Institute closing

Feb 27, 2020 Political tensions with China impacted the operation of the cultural center.

Initiative filed to block Arizona school voucher expansions

Feb 27, 2020 The voter initiative would cap growth on the state's school voucher program and put in place several other limits.

UA library construction project reaches milestone

Feb 26, 2020 Renovation of the main library almost complete, new construction continues.

UA finds a third of undergrads stay in the Tucson metro area after graduation

Feb 21, 2020 A university office conducts the survey to add data to the conversation about what students do after graduating.

Here comes the boom: Arizona girls high school wrestling participation nearly doubles

Feb 19, 2020 While boys wrestling numbers are dropping, girls' participation has grown rapidly in two seasons.

Groups kicking off signature effort for wealth tax to fund Arizona schools

Feb 17, 2020 The Invest in Education Act is backed by Arizona's largest teachers union and other groups.

Federal budget proposes cuts to scholarships for Indigenous students

Feb 14, 2020 Trump administration has again proposed cutting scholarship funds within the Bureau of Indian Education.

Arizona House bill aims to protect Native American regalia at graduation

Feb 14, 2020 While the language of the bill currently applies to a the broader category of "cultural regalia," lawmakers plan to highlight federally recognized tribes.

Ducey funding plan for low-performing schools gets first legislative approval

Feb 11, 2020 Project Rocket determines per-pupil funding at schools given lower grades by the Education Department.

Arizona Education Department release unwittingly reveals student data

Jan 30, 2020 The release revealed personal info of ESA students, but also drew attention to some account balances raising eyebrows among critics of the program.

University of Arizona cancels Chinese New Year event

Jan 28, 2020 The festival was canceled over fears of the new coronavirus outbreak in China.

UA researcher studies how exercise and stress impact the immune system

Jan 21, 2020 Richard Simpson says exercise habits and stress can release the same hormones, with different effects.

Hispanic children less often diagnosed with autism, CDC says

Jan 17, 2020 Behavioral health experts say that's due in part to cultural barriers and lack of awareness.

Report: Arizona teaching vacancies continue to rise

Jan 15, 2020 A survey found about 1,000 teachers in the state left their positions during the first half of the school year.

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