Education and Children

Arizona School Voucher Law on Hold for Now

Aug 8, 2017 Opponents of the legislation have filed enough signatures to temporarily block it.

UA Looks to Nontraditional Students to Offset Enrollment Losses

Aug 8, 2017 Admissions official says it's a national issue and birthrate is to blame.

Laying the Groundwork for Mental Health Education in Arizona Schools

Aug 7, 2017 Local NAMI chapter to helm planning process for stigma-fighting initiative.

Feds Won't Sue UA over Affirmative Action, Already Blocked in Arizona

Aug 2, 2017 Proposition 107 barred preferential treatment on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin.

Study Looks Into What Makes Fake News Fake

Aug 1, 2017 University of Arizona researchers put fake news stories into four categories.

Girl Scouts Can Now Add STEM Badges to Their Sashes

Jul 26, 2017 Science, engineering and outdoor pursuits allow girls to take risks and seek challenges.

UA Athletics Loses Money For the First Time in Over 10 Years

Jul 24, 2017 2016 was the first year since 2005 that the athletics department didn't turn a profit.

Episode 147: Making the Grade - Success in High School and Beyond

Jul 21, 2017 Plus: an update on the state school board, why the sheriff asked the state to investigate his department.

Organizers: Effort to Block School-Voucher Expansion is On Track

Jul 20, 2017 Save Our Schools Arizona won't say how many signatures they've collected, just that more are coming in every hour.

Free Tuition For Arizona Teachers-in-Training, If They Stay

Jul 20, 2017 Participants will have tuition waved in exchange for three-year commitment to Arizona's public schools.

Former Official Behind Ethnic Studies Ban Testifies in Court

Jul 19, 2017 Ex-schools Superintendent Tom Horne defended efforts to shut down Tucson Mexican-American studies program.

'Flying Hospital' to Depart Tucson After 15 Years in Storage

Jul 13, 2017 The plane will become a teaching space where students can learn about careers in STEM and aviation.

Grants Give 'Community Schools Initiative' Three More Years

Jul 13, 2017 Participating schools have seen an increase in graduation rates, federal student aid for college applications.

Group Works to Block Arizona School Voucher Expansion

Jul 10, 2017 Save Our Schools has until Aug. 1 to gather the necessary signatures to put the issue to voters.

Regents Vote to Keep In-State Tuition for 'Dreamers'

Jun 29, 2017 Board says it will keep current plan for immigrant students in place pending court appeal.

Education Group: State Should Step Back, Let Teachers, Districts Decide

Jun 27, 2017 Education Association delegates headed to national meeting to advocate for local education independence, racial and social justice focus.

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