The musk of democracy in full swing hangs in the air over the Hayden Lawn at Arizona State University as Ron Paul supporters gather to hear the Texas representative speak. Roughly 200 people – smaller than his last speech at ...Read More »
The décor of Curtis Acosta’s classroom and some of the core principles that he is teaching in his Latino Literature class at Tucson High Magnet School represent the impact points in the upcoming clash between state education officials and the Tucson Unified School District over the curriculum used in the district’s Mexican-American Studies program.
At any point after the law takes effect Jan. 1, Arizona school officials may decide that the Tucson Unified School District is not complying with HB2281, a law passed by the Arizona Legislature this year that puts restrictions on ethnic studies courses, such as those offered as part of the Mexican-American Studies program in Tucson.
Two groups of Arizona community colleges are organizing to bid for $35 million grants the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is offering to help more students complete their studies.Read More »
The nation's largest for-profit college says it will take a big hit to enrollment — and its bottom line — as it tightens admission practices. The move comes as the government ramps up regulation of an industry which critics say preys on lower-income students and leaves them with hefty debt loads and meager job prospects.Read More »
The latest Census data shows Arizona ranks 30th in the country in the percentage of residents who hold a bachelor's degree.Read More »
A survey indicates that most Arizonans' first choice for balancing the state budget is to cut spending.Read More »
A U.S. Department of Education report lists Arizona as having the nation’s highest rate of student loan defaults, but where the state really stands comes down to how you view the numbers.Read More »
Arizona will have a prominent presence in the U.S. Supreme Court term that began Oct. 1 with cases that will settle the issues of matching funds for Clean Elections candidates, tax breaks for donations for private school scholarships, and penalties for employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants.Read More »
The Arizona Board of Regents voted 9-1 to scale back the state AIMS scholarship, approving a proposal that would implement stricter academic standards for eligibility and cut the award from 100 percent to 25 percent of tuition.Read More »
Five minutes into recess at William R. Sullivan Elementary School, petite kindergartner Lily bursts into school nurse Sharon Roland’s office, clutching her elbow and crying.Read More »