Latest News
  • KTAR Eyes on Education: New tool measures key Arizona education data

    There's a new way to measure how Arizona is doing in education.
  • Report: Arizona gets a C- for state teacher policy

    A new, unflattering report card for education policy in Arizona is not one to brag about.
  • Arizona Hispanic leaders in support of education funding settlement

    Hispanic leaders in Arizona have expressed their support for the negotiated settlement in the state’s K-through-12 education funding lawsuit.
  • Now hiring: Arizona turns to Texas to lure teachers

    Arizona school districts are looking to Texas in the hopes of filling the state's need for teachers.
  • Community college in Navajo Nation gets top grade

    PHOENIX — The Navajo Nation’s Dine College has garnered a top ranking from a personal finance website. WalletHub ranked the school second on a list of 670 community colleges evaluated by the site. Jill Gonzalez with WalletHub said the Arizona school’s in-state tuition of $725 dollars per year is the lowest in the country, putting […]
  • Arizona to mull new averages after students bomb state standards test

    PHOENIX — The Arizona Department of Education will reconsider what it deems an acceptable score after students performed poorly on a new state standards test. Less than half of Arizona students were considered proficient in two key subjects — English language arts and math — by the Arizona’s Measurement of Educational Readiness to Inform Teaching […]
  • Phoenix-area students head back to school

    Vacation is officially over for thousands of Valley children, who returned to school Monday.
  • Metro Phoenix charter school system cleans up in international testing

    PHOENIX — Two suburban Phoenix schools aced a test and earned recognition as among the top systems in the world. Basis Scottsdale and Chandler took the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Test for Schools, an international assessment-and-comparison tool, in the spring. Both charter schools performed exceptionally well in reading, math and science, besting schools […]
  • Test scores might not be telling us the real story about kids

    Test-taking as an accountability measure is rampant in U.S. schools, and the results can have a big impact on how teachers and schools are evaluated. But research shows test scores are affected by many subtle factors.
  • Smartphones, smarter students

    Schools are starting to capitalize on the technology students love to use, including smartphones, tablets, and other personal devices. In one study, test scores improved by 30 percent after smartphones were introduced to low-income students.