Education and Children

Episode 328: Arizona's Tug of War Over School Vouchers

Aug 11, 2017 Also, new laws are going into effect in Arizona, and a look at the start of NAFTA renegotiations.

Episode 150: Back to School — Leadership, Teachers and Enrollment at TUSD

Aug 11, 2017 Also, Tucson crosswalks honor the LGBTQ community, and a conversation with a climate scientist about the future of water in Arizona.

Finalists for TUSD Superintendent Announced

Aug 9, 2017 Candidates will attend public forums next week, and the board will deliberate Aug. 22.

Learning to Program a Driverless Car at the UA

Aug 8, 2017 A 10-week summer course meant to encourage students to continue studies in research-based graduate programs.

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.

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