LEEDing the way: Green schoolhouse fuses sustainability and education
Dayana Gonzalez and her classmates at Roadrunner School in Phoenix will soon have a new building on their campus that not only incorporates sustainable, environment-friendly features, but also demonstrates them for the students.
Judge upholds immersion approach to teaching English
A 20-year legal odyssey took a step closer to completion Friday when a federal judge ruled the state’s way of teaching English to kids who don’t know the language is “a valid educational theory.”
House committee approves bill to arm teachers
Teachers, administrators and school employees will be allowed to carry a concealed handgun into classrooms next school year if a bill approved by the House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday becomes law.
House panel OKs armed teachers in rural schools
A sharply divided Arizona House panel approved a bill Wednesday that allows designated teachers, administrators or other employees in remote rural schools to carry a handgun.
AIMS repeal headed to Governor’s desk
A bill to scrap the requirement that high school students pass the AIMS test is heading to the governor’s desk after being approved by the House on Tuesday during a heated debate.
‘Firestorm’ over new school standards embroils Republican lawmakers
As Arizona ramps up efforts to invest in Common Core, a tide of opposition has defeated one of the first legislative efforts to implement the new education standards by likening them to a national takeover of Arizona’s school curriculum.
TUSD superintendent says he’s resigning on June 30
TUCSON — The superintendent of Tucson’s largest school district says he’s resigning, effective June 30.
Arizona universities propose 3-5 percent tuition hikes
Northern Arizona University students could see tuition increase 5 percent, and students at Arizona State University and the University of Arizona could owe 3 percent more next year under proposals released Friday.
AZ House passes bill barring student association fee use for politics
Student groups won’t be able to use student fees collected by universities to support political causes under a bill passed by the Arizona House.
Federal court upholds ethnic studies prohibition
A federal court has upheld the constitutionality of Arizona’s law that prohibits public schools from offering courses that teach ethnic solidarity.
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