Education and Children

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.

TUSD: End court supervision in desegregation case

Jan 13, 2020 The district said court approval of its request would save money and keep dollars flowing for related programs for students.

17 TUSD schools get funding boost based on test results

Jan 10, 2020 The district says it's the most funding it has received since the state program started rewarding AzMERIT results in 2017.

Former UA College of Science dean talks Biosphere 2, OSIRIS-REx

Dec 13, 2019 Joaquin Ruiz, who has transitioned to a new role at the university, highlights the college's top achievements over the last two decades.

Regulators approve renewable energy plan for UA

Dec 11, 2019 The plan has Tucson Electric Power using solar and wind sources to meet all the university's electricity needs by 2021.

UA Indigenous law program receives thousands for Native American law students

Dec 5, 2019 The Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program hopes to fund $15,000 in scholarships.

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