Education


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You Can Now Take Free Chicano Studies Courses Online

Arizona once tried to ban ethnic studies in K-12 public schools, but the law was ruled discriminatory and unconstitutional.

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No, Prop 208 Will Not Destroy Arizona’s Economy

Supporters of the Invest in Ed initiative say the increase in funding for schools will improve both Arizona's economy and its education system.

COVID-19 pandemic forces children and teachers online learning.
‘Exhausted Doesn’t Cut It’: This Mom and Teacher Shares What Life Is Like Now That Schools Have Reopened

A mother shares her exhausting experience as a parent and teacher juggling between caring for her children and teaching her students during the coronavirus pandemic.

As Arizona Schools Reopen, Public Will Vote on Education Funding Initiative This Fall

Prop 208 revenue would be used to hire more educators and support staff, fund vocational and mentoring programs, and invest in training future teachers.

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Arizona’s Largest High School District Is Staying Online Until January

District leaders said the decision to extend closures was based on the state’s COVID-19 health benchmarks for reopening schools.

Low Pay, Large Classes, Little Funding: Arizona Education Was in Trouble Before COVID-19

Arizona has consistently been ranked as one of the lowest in the US for school funding as well as teacher salaries.

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Notes From COVID Classrooms: Arizona Teachers, Parents Grapple With Tough School Reopening Decisions

An exclusive look at what it takes to reopen schools during a global health crisis in one of the most poorly-funded education systems in the country.