Education

‘It’s creating a new normal’: A Navajo school district and its students fight to overcome amid COVID-19

PIÑON – One student runs 85 feet up a hill every morning, just to get a cellphone signal so he can call in his attendance. Another moved to Phoenix by himself, after his only...

Great Hearts Academies students and parents were victims of data breach

An unknown number of students at Great Hearts Academies and their parents had their names and contact information stolen by a hacker in a ransomware attack earlier this year, Arizona Mirror has learned. 

Invest in Ed proposal to boost teacher pay, school funding, passes

Wealthy Arizonans will face a higher marginal tax rate to increase education spending by nearly $1 billion a year with the passage of the Invest in Ed ballot measure. 

Invest in Ed tax to boost teacher pay, school funding, grabs early lead

Wealthy Arizonans may face a higher marginal tax rate to increase education spending by nearly $1 billion a year if the Invest in Ed ballot measure hangs onto its small lead when all ballots are counted.

Ducey defends unannounced change to school reopening guidelines

Gov. Doug Ducey defended a recent change to state health guidelines that loosened the COVID-19 benchmarks K-12 schools use to determine when they can safely resume in-person or hybrid instruction, saying the move was made at the request of education officials, though he wouldn’t say exactly who.

Add COVID-19 to list of things driving Arizona teachers from jobs

Arizona schools have long struggled with teacher shortages but the problem was made worse this year by COVID-19, which has led to more teachers quitting or taking leave, school officials said.

There’s a reason it’s called “Invest in Ed”

It’s as if the people trying to defeat Proposition 208 think Arizona’s voters are suffering from a nasty bout of mass amnesia.  Not a chance. It’s been a long time, but plenty of us remember...

Trump tells violent far-right Proud Boys to ‘stand back and stand by’

President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden in Tuesday night’s chaotic and messy presidential debate were each asked how they would deal with the nation’s institutional racism.

Arizona teachers face worst ‘pay penalty’ in the nation, again

Arizona teachers are paid less than two-thirds of what other workers in the state with college degrees are, the worst pay gap in the nation, according to a new analysis of labor statistics.

Arizona voters back legal pot and a tax hike on the rich to fund schools

Majorities of Arizona voters say they support ballot measures that would legalize marijuana and tax the wealthy to increase funding for schools and raise teacher salaries, according to a new poll.
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