Arizona Education News

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Kevin Stone

ASU, UArizona, NAU announce COVID-19 vaccine mandates for employees

Arizona’s three public universities announced Friday they will be requiring most employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Dec. 8.
2 days ago
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Jim Cross

Tempe Union High School District to phase out resource officers

The Tempe Union High School District has voted to phase out the use of local police as school resource officers by next August.
3 days ago
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Ali Vetnar

UArizona medical students to deliver healthy meals to cancer patients in Phoenix

University of Arizona medical students will soon deliver healthy meals to the homes of cancer patients in Phoenix as part of a partnership with a Valley-based nonprofit organization.
3 days ago
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Griselda Zetino

New data shows student enrollment rebounding at Arizona’s public schools

Enrollment appears to be increasing for public schools across Arizona, according to the latest student count numbers by the state Department of Education.
3 days ago
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Griselda Zetino

Arizona education experts concerned Latino students still lag in classroom

Latinos make up nearly half of all K-12 public school students in Arizona but continue to underperform on key education benchmarks, raising concerns about the state's future workforce.
5 days ago
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Kevin Stone

Arizona education chief says federal COVID funds ‘essential’ for safe schools

Arizona has now received more than $4 billion in federal COVID-19 recovery funds for education, which Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman said has been “incredibly critical” for schools to safely reopen because “the state has fallen short” in that regard.
9 days ago
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Torrence Dunham

Arizona college student group launches tuition ballot initiative

An Arizona college student group announced Tuesday the launch of a grassroots campaign to put an initiative on the 2022 ballot seeking to lower the cost for undergraduate resident students to attend the state's public universities.
11 days ago
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Ali Vetnar

Mesa Police warn of latest TikTok trend known as ‘slap a teacher’ challenge

An emerging challenge on TikTok encouraging students to slap their teacher has become a cause for concern for local law enforcement.
12 days ago
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Danny Shapiro

Students save Scottsdale bus driver who suffered medical emergency during route

Quick action from students on a middle school bus in Scottsdale helped save a driver who suffered a medical emergency Friday morning.
13 days ago
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Embry-Riddle Prescott creates nation’s first College of Business, Security and Intelligence

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott has combined its College of Security and Intelligence with the School of Business to create a one-of-a-kind opportunity for students.
13 days ago
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New program at Scottsdale Community College helps veterans begin law enforcement career

A new program for veterans interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement will start in the upcoming spring semester at Scottsdale Community College.
15 days ago
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Kevin Stone

Phoenix Union schools to require vaccine or testing for sports, other activities

The Phoenix Union High School District on Thursday announced that students and staff who participate in sports or certain other extracurricular activities must soon provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or take weekly tests.
17 days ago
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Here’s which Phoenix-area schools are requiring face masks

Some Phoenix-area school districts continue to require face masks on campus while others have enacted new requirements after a judge struck down a ban on the mandates that was set to go into effect Wednesday. 
18 days ago
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Nonprofit provides private school tuition aid for over 200 Arizona youth facing hardship

A Phoenix-based nonprofit organization awarded $1.6 million in private school tuition assistance to more than 200 students throughout the state living with disabilities or facing financial hardship.
18 days ago
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Danny Shapiro

Hoffman says ruling against mask mandate bans in Arizona schools ‘right decision’

Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman said a Monday ruling that a law banning face mask mandates in Arizona schools violates the state constitution and can’t go into effect this week as scheduled was the right move for students, parents and administrators.
20 days ago
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Arizona ranked as one of the worst states in the country for teachers

A personal finance website ranked Arizona as one of the worst states in the country for teachers, citing a high student-to-teacher ratio and educator turnover.
23 days ago
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Poll finds over half oppose Ducey’s ban on mask mandates in Arizona schools

A poll of Arizonans showed more than half oppose Gov. Doug Ducey's ban on mask mandates in schools and withholding funds from districts that have mask requirements.
26 days ago
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Student-run restaurant at Scottsdale Community College reopens Tuesday

People will once again be able to taste creations from the young minds in the Scottsdale Community College culinary arts program as the student-run restaurant reopens for lunch service beginning Tuesday.
26 days ago
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Mesa High School evacuated after bomb threat called in

Mesa High School was evacuated Wednesday morning after a bomb threat was called in, authorities said.
1 month ago
Trustees provided a total of $123 million in grant money to Arizona nonprofits on Monday, Sept. 13....
SuElen Rivera

71 Arizona nonprofits receive grants totaling $123M, trustees announce

In surprise individual presentations, 71 Arizona nonprofits were informed they will receive one-time grants totaling $123 million, officials announced Monday.
1 month ago
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Associated Press

Judge considering challenge to Arizona’s school masks ban

A judge was considering whether to overturn several new Arizona laws that restrict the power of cities, counties and school districts to impose COVID-19 restrictions like mask mandates after hearing arguments in the case Monday.
1 month ago
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South Mountain Community College breaks ground on $13.6M expansion, renovation

Construction of a $13.6 million science complex project at South Mountain Community College has begun with officials breaking ground on Monday.
1 month ago
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Associated Press

Arizona database flaws may put public safety at risk, auditors say

State auditors are casting a critical eye at the Arizona database used for conducting background checks of people seeking certain types of jobs or work licenses.
1 month ago
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SuElen Rivera

Ducey announces plans to work with educators, lawmakers to require 9/11 education

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday announced plans to work with educators and lawmakers to pass legislation guaranteeing 9/11 education in K-12 schools.
1 month ago