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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.