Education

Cottonwood high school to end ‘scarlet badge’ policy

Mingus Union High School in Cottonwood has changed its student ID policy that some claimed was discriminatory.

Kyl was paid $75k a year for lectures, advisory work & co-teaching a single seminar

Arizona State University has explained, at least partially, what former U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl has done for the school since 2013 to earn a hefty paycheck.

Hoffman takes oath of office on children’s book

Kathy Hoffman took her oath of office as Arizona’s superintendent of public instruction on a children’s book that she’s often used to help students who have limited communication skills.

ACLU claims Cottonwood school is discriminating with ‘scarlet badges’

The Arizona chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is claiming a Cottonwood high school is discriminating against students and violating federal law with a badge policy they’ve called “scarlet badges.”

Conformity fight presents #RedforEd with a big opportunity

The 2019 legislative session kicks off in less than two weeks, and the most urgent matter on legislators’ plates is also likely to be the most explosive.

ABOR tries to rein in university development

The Arizona Board of Regents recently adopted new rules that aim to reign in real estate deals done by universities, just as Arizona State University has begun to move forward on several big projects.

Bills targeting political speech by teachers could violate First Amendment

Bills seeking to ban all political speech by teachers could run afoul of the First Amendment, critics say.

‘I felt like they crushed me there’: Salvadoran teen describes discrimination at Glendale Union

Estefany Sandoval left El Salvador for many reasons: her parents physically abused her, gangs were zeroing in on her community and she felt like she couldn’t be herself.

Rental company changes name, website after complaint about ASU trademark infringement

Infamous Tempe landlord Tim Wright appears to have had to change his company’s name, Rent Me ASU, likely due to pressure from Arizona State University.

Three needed reforms to rein in charter school profiteering

We’ve been reading about it for months. Charter school CEOs, including a powerful Arizona legislator, are making millions off publicly funded charter schools.Oh, well, we shrug. They took a risk, invested money, and made...
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