Afghanistan, students, Arizona State University, girls, Taliban
Jul 24, 2023

Scholarships have helped displaced Afghan students find homes on university campuses

As the Taliban swept back into power in Afghanistan in the summer of 2021, Fahima Sultani and her fellow university students tried for days to get into the Kabul airport, only to be turned away by gun-wielding extremists. Nearly two years later, Sultani, now 21, is safely in the U.S. and working toward her bachelor's degree in data science at Arizona State University in Tempe on a scholarship.

postsecondary education, higher education, degrees, colleges, universities
Jun 15, 2023

Universities award more degrees, but fewer to local residents  

Arizona’s public universities awarded degrees at a historical high in the 2021-2022 school year, with an increase in bachelor’s degrees to historically underrepresented populations, according to the latest college completion report from the Arizona Board of Regents. 

critical race theory, public schools, Horne, Save Our Schools, academics, CRT, Empower Hotline
Mar 24, 2023

Educators say ‘critical race theory’ is dog whistle 

Educators are frustrated over the debate about “critical race theory” in conversations around public education in Arizona. 

dual enrollment, colleges, Education Forward, diplomas, degrees, universities
Mar 8, 2023

Dual enrollment opens the door to college

After three years of declining student achievement, increased absenteeism, and rising dropout rates, the Arizona Senate is considering a bill to address all those issues.

Proposition 308, Dreamers, in-state tuition, undocumented students, universities, colleges, Proposition 300, Yes on 308 Coalition, Arizona State University, Taylor Robson, Bowers, Salmon, Mi Familia Vota, Dream and Promise Act, Farm Workforce Modernization Act, immigration
Nov 15, 2022

Passage of Proposition 308 makes college affordable for undocumented students

The passage of Proposition 308 undoes the passage of Proposition 300, a measure which barred undocumented students from accessing in-state tuition in 2006 and reflects a shifting sentiment on immigration in Arizona.  

DACA, immigrants, Congress, Supreme Court, tuition, Capitol, 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Department of Homeland Security, Cato Institute, Congress, Administrative Procedure Act
Oct 7, 2022

DACA suffers another court setback, but program remains in place for now

A federal appeals court ruled this week that DACA, the deferred deportation program for young migrants, was unlawfully created in 2012 but that protection for current DACA recipients can continue for now.

DACA, immigration, Proposition 308, Boyer, Ugenti-Rita, Aliento, Arizona Board of Regents, Sunbelt Holdings, Mexico, California, District of Columbia, Virginia, tuition, universities, colleges
Oct 6, 2022

Arizona weighing in-state tuition rate for some non-citizens

Arizona voters this November will decide whether to allow students, regardless of their immigration status, to obtain financial aid and cheaper in-state tuition at state universities and community colleges.

Sep 13, 2021

Public schools now costlier than college

Arizona public schools just hit a major milestone — they’re officially more expensive than the full freight tuition cost of sending a child to college at a four-year university here in the Grand Canyon State.

Jun 15, 2021

Ducey orders end to universities’ policies for unvaccinated students

Gov. Doug Ducey has forbade public universities and community colleges from requiring that students and staff wear masks and get tested regularly for Covid.

ASU, hazing, fraternity, sorority, Jack's Law, Jack Culolias, Kavanagh, Tempe Town Lake
Jun 15, 2021

Ducey to override universities’ policies for unvaccinated students

Gov. Doug Ducey is moving to quash requirements by state universities that unvaccinated students must wear masks and get tested regularly for Covid.

Feb 22, 2021

House passes bill for 4-year community college degrees

Arizona's community colleges may have the best chance ever of finally being able to offer four-year degrees to their students.

Mar 11, 2020

Community colleges to stay with only 2-year degrees

On a 3-6 vote Tuesday the Senate Education Committee quashed legislation which would have allowed these colleges to start offering baccalaureate degrees.