Two controversial education bills, one banning “critical race theory” in Arizona schools and one that, supporters say, would keep sexually explicit materials out of schools, passed the House on party-line votes Thursday. Gov. Doug Ducey called for a critical race ...Read More »
Calling the governor’s salary hike proposal perhaps worse than nothing, the top teachers in Arizona want Gov. Doug Ducey to spend all of his new education dollars for a pay hike rather than spreading the cash around.Read More »
A University of Arizona effort to encourage high school seniors to become math teachers has fallen flat because teachers are reluctant to recommend their own career path.Read More »
Elisa Villanueva Beard, CEO of Teach for America, talks about the rewards and challenges of teaching, and why she wouldn’t hire Donald Trump to join the TFA corps.Read More »
When Mitch Ruttenberg teaches economics at Trevor G. Browne High School, he ends each semester with lessons on credit cards, taxes, budgeting and other aspects of personal finance.Read More »
New set of school standards searches for success
Topock, an Arizona town on the far western edge of the state, doesn’t even have a stoplight. But its school district has scrambled to prepare for the new standards and get the Internet capacity and computers necessary for the 2015 debut of the accompanying test.
As expectations for reading, writing and math have increased, emphasis on civic awareness among Arizona students has dropped, according to the state’s top education official.Read More »