Education

Sanders drops out, but Arizona supporters say they are still in the fight

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders suspended his 2020 Democratic presidential bid Wednesday, but his Arizona supporters said they will still push his message of Medicare for all, eliminating student debt and raising the minimum wage.

Are Arizonans too dumb to be trusted with direct democracy?

Arizonans pride themselves on being an independent bunch. We prefer our politicians as mavericks instead of sheep. We relish our ability to craft our own laws and outright reject those made by legislators.

ASU aiming to produce thousands of COVID-19 test kits, process tests

Arizona State University said it is ready to help state efforts to mitigate the viral spread of COVID-19 by conducting 400 tests a day and producing thousands of coronavirus test kits using automation and robots. 

Schools closed for the rest of the school year, due to COVID-19

Arizona’s K-12 schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Doug Ducey and state Superintendent Kathy Hoffman announced Monday morning.

Schools closed through April 10, Gov. Ducey says

Gov. Doug Ducey and Arizona School’s Superintendent Kathy Hoffman announced Friday that schools in the state will remain closed for an additional two weeks amid the coronavirus pandemic. “Today we are announcing an additional two-week...

Senate ‘skinny’ budget with coronavirus relief stalls in House

The Arizona Senate passed a so-called “skinny budget” that includes a $50 million aid package to assist victims of the coronavirus and others harmed by the pandemic, but the House ended its work for the week before voting on a handful of the bills, leaving a bipartisan Senate budget deal in limbo. 

Arizona schools closed until March 27 due to coronavirus

Arizona schools will be closed until March 27 as public health officials work to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Arizona lawmakers are failing Native American students State needs to fund qualified teachers, a quality curriculum and updated materials...

State legislators are letting down Native American students in Arizona. In my four years as director of Indian education at the Arizona Department of Education, I requested state funds for the Office of Indian...

House Republicans back ban on transgender girls, women athletes

As the hours-long debate on whether transgender girls and women should be allowed to play the sports they love at Arizona schools and universities unfolded, JP Martin watched from the House gallery. 

Bill would limit how students and teachers can communicate

A bill making its way through the legislature aims to curb child sexual abuse by barring school employees from communicating with students using electronic means that aren’t approved by a school district.
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