Education

Nazi group posts swastikas at ASU Tempe campus

A Nazi group posted flyers at various locations around Arizona State University’s Tempe campus Tuesday, according to a post by the Anti-Defamation League. The group, Folk Front, claims it is a National Socialist community dedicated...

U.S. House Dems advance sweeping effort to lower higher education costs

A U.S. House committee passed legislation on Oct. 31 that supporters hailed as a “down payment” on a long-sought liberal goal: free college education for all.

New facility for unaccompanied, separated migrant children and teens opens in Phoenix

Neighborhood Ministries recently opened a new program in partnership with the federal government to care for migrant children who arrived at the border alone to seek protection or were separated from their parent or relative by border officials.

Arizona higher ed: Deepest cuts, biggest tuition increases since 2008

Arizona students have seen the steepest cut in state support and they have seen the largest tuition increases – and those increases are disproportionately affecting students of color.

Tucson Unified School District joins national lawsuit against Juul

The Tucson Unified School District has joined a national lawsuit against popular e-cigarette manufacturer Juul, arguing that the company has targeted teens for vaping, endangered students and forced educators to divert time and money to fight an epidemic.

Auditor General finds deficiencies in ABOR real estate dealings

University of Arizona failed to properly oversee a commercial real estate project and allowed millions of dollars to be improperly spent, and there is a general lack of transparency and oversight at university real estate projects overseen across the state by the Arizona Board of Regents, state auditors concluded.

Planned Parenthood endorses Mark Kelly in US Senate race

On the heels on the campaign arm of Planned Parenthood announcing it was planning to spend millions of dollars in Arizona to defeat Republican U.S. Sen. Martha McSally in next year’s election, Planned Parenthood Action Fund endorsed her likely Democratic opponent, Mark Kelly.

State flush with cash, schools and prisons leading contenders for new spending

The state is on track to be flush with cash when lawmakers arrive at the Capitol in January, and the two leading contenders for that windfall are the education and incarceration systems.

Arizona community colleges and universities urge Supreme Court to keep DACA

Four public and private Arizona higher education institutions are among the 165 colleges and universities nationwide that have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to keep in place an Obama-era program that temporarily protects some young immigrants from deportation and grants them a work permit.

Would $60,000 convince Arizona teachers to stay?

Even after a recent round of pay raises, elementary teacher pay still ranks 49th nationally, which is the same ranking prior to #REDforED.
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