Education

Advocates of the bill say it would have allowed students to write about more hot-button issues and give a good foundation for thoughtful reporting.
May 23, 2017
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Republican Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed legislation allowing the state's three public universities to borrow up to $1 billion to build new research facilities and tackle a maintenance backlog.
May 23, 2017
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U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has a long history of supporting school choice — including school vouchers and charter schools — stemming back to her time as chair of the American Federation for Children, a school choice advocacy organization.
May 23, 2017
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The University of Arizona and the city of Tucson are in the midst of a dispute over a proposed new off-campus dorm the school wants to build — and part of the disagreement is over whether UA needs to follow city zoning laws.
May 26, 2017
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For decades, colleges in Arizona have received a steady stream of Mexican students seeking to complete doctoral degrees in science and math. Initially, the Mexican government sent them as an effort to boost the number of scientists in that country. But now, Arizona colleges recruit them as one way to keep up their graduate enrollment.
May 22, 2017
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“It’s just my own personal decision that it’s time to look for something that’s different and challenging versus just keeping the bike on the road,” said outgoing Chief Information Officer Mark Masterson.
May 17, 2017
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The Mayo Clinic in Arizona will have a new medical school by the end of the summer. It’s the next development after the academic institution was the only school in the nation to receive two awards.
May 17, 2017
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In what was initially a campuswide effort to focus on their diverse student body, University of Arizona has now backed off of creating a “social justice activist” program, where students in paid positions would act as points of contact for students who felt harassed or threatened.
May 16, 2017
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On Monday, Arizona’s top teachers took a swipe at lawmakers’ attempts to fund public education this year.
May 16, 2017
The Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum will open up again after backers in the Legislature succeeded in restoring funding to the location.
May 15, 2017
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The 2017 legislative session has been over less than a week, and already Arizona’s House Speaker is aiming to get a jump on next year when it comes to increasing teacher pay.
May 15, 2017
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Beginning next fall, parents can send their kids to school with sunscreen without prior permission.
May 15, 2017
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A group trying to repeal Arizona’s new voucher expansion law was at the Secretary of State’s Office on Thursday to file an official referendum so they can begin collecting signatures.
May 11, 2017