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The Changing Face of the Arizona Teacher

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Kevin Stone

UArizona offers free tuition for Native American undergraduate students

The University of Arizona is making undergraduate education free for Native American students at the Tucson campus.
4 days ago
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Scottsdale Community College launching new pharmacy tech training program

Scottsdale Community College announced this week the launch of a pharmacy technician training program.
7 days ago
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Arizona House Republicans back universal school voucher expansion

Republicans in the Arizona House approved a massive expansion of the state's private school voucher program Wednesday, voting to allow any of the state's 1.1 million public school students to apply to use public money to attend private schools.
10 days ago
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Arizona Legislature begins hearings on state budget plan as deadline looms

The Republican-controlled Arizona Legislature began hearings Tuesday on a long-delayed state budget plan, which is short of votes and without a clear path to the finish line ahead of the July 1 deadline.
10 days ago
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Arizona House panel OKs voucher expansion tied to new school cash

Republicans in the Arizona House on Wednesday pushed ahead with their new plan for a universal expansion of the state's private school voucher program that they have tied to new funding for schools in an effort to prevent a voter referendum.
16 days ago
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Arizona GOP lawmakers introduce school funding bill with voucher expansion

Republican leaders of the Arizona House introduced legislation that would create a universal private school voucher system.
17 days ago
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Torrence Dunham

Here’s how Arizona gubernatorial candidate Karrin Taylor Robson wants to keep kids safe in school

Arizona gubernatorial candidate Karrin Taylor Robson offered various ideas Tuesday to keep children safe in school following last month's shooting in Texas.
17 days ago
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Chandler science instructor makes grade as one of Time’s innovative teachers

A Chandler science teacher's creativity and dedication to students has added up to national attention.
21 days ago
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Arizona State University, US Space Force team up for sky-high mission

Arizona State University and the U.S. Space Force will venture past the stratosphere in a new partnership announced this week.
23 days ago
People visit a memorial at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Thursday, June 2, 2022, to pay ...
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After Uvalde, Arizona schools balance hard and soft deterrents to attacks

With little hope that state lawmakers will pass gun-control measures in the wake of the latest school shooting, Arizona educators find themselves balancing the competing goals of hardening schools while making them welcoming places.
25 days ago
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Arizona House Republicans seek school funding revamp, voucher expansion

Majority Republicans in the Arizona House are working to finalize a deal that would substantially boost funding for K-12 public schools and enact a major expansion of the state's private school voucher system.
26 days ago
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Arizona sixth-grader among finalists in Scripps National Spelling Bee

An Arizona sixth-grader on Wednesday advanced to the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee and now has a chance for the grand prize of more than $50,000.
1 month ago
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Arizona Department of Education invests $5.1M in career development programs

The Arizona Department of Education announced last week it has awarded $5.1 million of federal recovery funds to three career development programs.
1 month ago
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Chandler Public Library eliminates overdue fines, reduces printing costs

Overdue fines were scrapped from the Chandler Public Library at a recent board meeting, officials said.
1 month ago
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Alex Weiner

Arizona Department of Education grants $10M to English Learners Program

The Arizona Department of Education announced its award of $10 million for an English Language Learners program.
1 month ago
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Maricopa Unified holds grand opening for second high school in the area

Maricopa Unified School district celebrated the opening of its second-ever high school in the area on Tuesday, officials said. 
1 month ago
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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.
1 month ago
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Taylor Tasler

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.
1 month ago
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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.
1 month ago
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SuElen Rivera

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.
1 month ago
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Jimena Vera I Special for Cronkite News

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.
1 month ago
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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.
1 month ago
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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.
1 month ago
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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.
1 month ago
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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.
2 months ago
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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.
2 months ago
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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.
2 months ago
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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.
2 months ago
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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.
2 months ago
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Kevin Stone

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.
2 months ago