Arizona Education News

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Arizona near bottom of K-12 student spending list for 2020, Census says

Arizona was again among the worst states in the nation for per pupil spending on K-12 education in 2020, and advocates aren't surprised.
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Arizona schools chief Hoffman concerned about staffing next fall amid teacher shortage

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman said Monday she’s worried there won’t be enough teachers for next school year amid a shortage.
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California teen has graduation ceremony in Arizona hospital

A California high school student hospitalized in Phoenix with paralyzing injuries received his diploma on Saturday.
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Arizona allocates $29.2M aimed at assisting local education recovery efforts

The Arizona Department of Education on Wednesday announced it has allocated $29.2 million in federal funding aimed at assisting local education recovery efforts.
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More Phoenix school districts adding electric buses to their fleets

School districts across Phoenix are working to change their bus fleets to electric, and parents are on board.
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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey OK’s ban on school COVID-19 vaccines

Arizona's Republican governor has signed legislation that will prevent state health officials from ever adding a COVID-19 vaccine to the list of required school inoculations and bar face mask mandates in any buildings operated by state or local governments.
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Brophy College Prep in Phoenix reports widespread cheating

The principal of Brophy College Preparatory says the prestigious private Phoenix high school has learned of “widespread even pervasive” cheating in its all-male student body.
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Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley, charter school plan campus in Phoenix’s Metrocenter area

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley and charter school Vista College Preparatory announced plans on Friday to open a campus at the reimagined Metrocenter area in north Phoenix.
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Arizona education department awards $1.8M to support Native American programs

The Arizona Department of Education on Tuesday awarded nearly $2 million to two programs that support Native American students and their families.
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Buckeye Elementary School District given ‘Lighthouse’ designation

The Buckeye Elementary School District was selected as one of 13 in the nation to be named a Learning 2025 Lighthouse District.
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New ASU research facility named Rob and Melani Walton Center for Planetary Health

A new Arizona State University research facility was named in April in honor of two sustainability donors that have focused on solutions made to improve the planet.
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Phoenix educator earns $25,000 award for leadership guidance

An educator in Phoenix won a national award and $25,000 on Friday for leadership guidance she's displayed in her community, officials announced.
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Third graders at West Valley elementary school receive full-ride scholarships

Third graders at an Avondale elementary school were told Thursday they would be going to college with in-state tuition fully covered.
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Arizona literacy programs get $11.6M from state education department

The Arizona Department of Education on Thursday announced $11.6 million in grants to three programs designed to help kids improve their reading skills.
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Arizona Department of Education doles out $1.7M to support students with disabilities

The Arizona Department of Education on Thursday announced it was awarding $1.7 million to organizations that serve students with disabilities.
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Here’s where Arizona’s public universities placed in the Center for World University Rankings

The Center for World University Rankings released its latest comparison of nearly 20,000 institutions from around the world and one of Arizona's public universities was placed in the top 100.
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Arizona Department of Education invests $12.1M in children’s mental, physical health programs

The Arizona Department of Education announced Tuesday it will invest $12.1 million of COVID-19 relief funds to support programs that address children's mental and physical health needs.
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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signs parental rights bill

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed legislation that greatly expands the rights of parents to know anything their children tell a teacher or school counselor.
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Northern Arizona University unveils free tuition program for eligible students

Northern Arizona University plans to offer free tuition to Arizona residents from households with annual incomes not exceeding $65,000 and who meet the university's admission requirements.
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ASU announces plan for graduation ceremonies set to begin next month

Arizona State University has announced plans for its graduation ceremonies that are set to begin next month.
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Ducey names UArizona sophomore to Arizona Board of Regents student position

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday appointed a college sophomore to a student regent position on the board that governs the state's university system.
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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signs bills limiting school mask, government vaccination rules

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday signed legislation that prohibits government agencies from requiring COVID-19 vaccinations and bars schools from mandating masks for students under age 18 unless their parents approve.
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Bills expanding parental rights at Arizona schools heads to Gov. Doug Ducey

Legislation that greatly expands the rights of parents to know anything their children tell a teacher or school counselor and allows them to sue if information is withheld is headed to Republican Gov. Doug Ducey's desk.
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Arizona high court reinstates tax cuts approved by GOP-controlled Legislature, Gov. Ducey

The Arizona Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that the state's voters do not have the right to reject a massive income tax cut approved by the Republican-controlled Legislature and Gov. Doug Ducey last year.
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