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Scottsdale Police determine no criminal conduct committed by school board member

The Scottsdale Police Department concluded its investigation Thursday into dossier allegations against school board member and former president Jann-Michael Greenberg, saying no crimes were committed.
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Shooting incident won’t cause Phoenix Union High School District to rethink resource officers

A shooting incident at Cesar Chavez High School on Monday won't result in the Phoenix Union High School District rethinking its decision to remove school resource officers, Superintendent Dr. Chad Gestson said.
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Kyrene School District approves higher pay for substitute teachers

The Kyrene School District Governing Board on Tuesday approved a pay increase for substitute teachers.
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Arizona law allows Indigenous students greater cultural expression at graduation

Before a new Arizona law was passed in April, some schools prohibited regalia at graduations, contributing to systemic limits on cultural expression.
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$240M in tech, research proposals approved for ASU, UArizona, NAU

The board governing Arizona’s three public universities recently approved $240 million in funding proposals for technology and research advancements.
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Number of Arizona high school graduates going to college continues to fall, report finds

Less than half of high school graduates in Arizona decided to pursue postsecondary education last year, continuing a trend that has education leaders concerned.
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Arizona referendum seeking to repeal big tax cuts certified, will make 2022 ballot

The Arizona secretary of state's office on Friday certified that opponents of massive tax cuts enacted by the Legislature and signed by Republican Gov. Doug Ducey collected enough signatures to block them from taking effect until voters can weigh in next November.
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Employee at Scottsdale high school arrested on sex abuse charges involving special needs student

An employee of Chaparral High School was arrested Thursday after he was accused of sexual abuse involving a special needs student, authorities said.
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Grand Canyon University freezing tuition on Phoenix campus for 14th straight year

Grand Canyon University announced on Tuesday it had extended its streak of freezing tuition on its Phoenix campus for a 14th consecutive year.
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Scottsdale school district votes for new president amid dossier allegations

The Scottsdale Unified School District board voted Monday night to elect a new president amid allegations that President Jann-Michael Greenburg distributed a dossier on some parents, including photos and personal finances.
19 days ago
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Highland Prep West breaks ground on new campus in Avondale

Highland Prep West broke ground Monday on its new campus in Avondale that will serve up to 600 students per year at full capacity.
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GOP congressman under fire for anime attacking Ocasio-Cortez

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar was facing criticism after he tweeted a video that included altered animation showing him striking Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with a sword. In a tweet Monday night, Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., referred to Gosar as “a creepy member I work with” and said he “shared a fantasy video of him killing […]
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Arizona Gov. Ducey defying demand to stop using COVID money for anti-mask grants

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is defying a demand that he stop using federal coronavirus relief money to fund an education grant program that can only go to schools without mask mandates.
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Maricopa Colleges select initial offerings for bachelor programs

The Maricopa Community College District released plans for its first baccalaureate options following the passage of a state law allowing community colleges to offer four-year degrees.
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Arizona Supreme Court to consider case blocking school mask ban

The Arizona Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday in an appeal of a court ruling that found new laws banning schools from requiring masks and a series of other measures were unconstitutional.
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ASU partners with aerospace company on plan to build business park in space

Arizona State University announced Monday a partnership with various leaders in the aerospace industry to help bring a mixed-use business park to space by the end of the decade.
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Arizona Teacher Residency program aims to help with state’s teacher shortage

A new teacher residency program was unveiled Monday to try to address the ongoing teacher shortage in Arizona.
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Supply chain issues causing problems for Arizona school cafeterias

School cafeterias across the Valley are struggling to come up with breakfast and lunch menus, and they’re blaming supply chain problems for that.
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Grand Canyon University offers new program for students with disabilities

Grand Canyon University is offering a new program meant to help students with disabilities develop social and job skills.
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Construction completed on new field house for Williams Field High School in Gilbert

Construction has wrapped up on a new field house for Williams Field High School sports teams, giving coaches and student-athletes at the Gilbert school updated amenities.
1 month ago
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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 months ago
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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.
2 months ago
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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.
2 months ago
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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.
2 months ago