Stories tagged: "educators"


Buses line up outside Tempe High School in this 2021 file photo. Bus driver is just one of the positions that school administrators around the state say they have trouble filling, along with teachers, nurses, custodians, secretaries and more, as school salaries often can't compete with the private sector. (File photo by Kelly Richmond/Cronkite News)
Arizona Schools Struggle to Fill a Range of Jobs, in Classroom and Beyond

School staffers across Arizona may increasingly find themselves pressed to fill in on other jobs, as school districts struggle to fill positions across the board.

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North Valley Residents: Here Are Your Candidates for Arizona Legislature

Arizona’s 4th Legislative District covers Paradise Valley north Scottsdale, and north Phoenix, between Camelback Road, State Route 51, and State Route 101.

Austin Davis speaking at a recent show. (Photo courtesy of Austin Davis)
Phoenix Poet Shares How Writing Improved His Mental Health

Phoenix poet Austin Davis, who is holding a workshop in Tempe on Oct. 15, says writing has helped him process his mental health conditions.

Books like “Gender Queer: A Memoir” by Maia Kobabe and “A Court of Mist and Fury” by Sarah J. Maas have been the subject of book bans in schools across the country.
Arizona Book Ban Targeting Authors Of Color and LGBTQ+ Topics Now in Effect

Republican lawmakers unanimously passed the restrictive education law while ignoring proposals that would properly fund Arizona schools.

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Fact Check: Attack on School Chief Kathy Hoffman Lacks Key Testing Context

Test scores in Arizona rose slightly after Hoffman took office, then dropped slightly in 2020—as did scores in the rest of the nation, largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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‘He Is Beholden to a Power-Hungry Billionaire’: Blake Masters’ Tucson Classmates and Teachers Urge Arizona to not Elect Him

Masters’ hometown paper published a letter signed by former classmates, teachers, and alumni from Green Fields Country Day School, urging fellow Arizonans not to vote for him.

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School Superintendent Candidate Befriended, Defended Multiple Alleged Child Sex Criminals

Republican Tom Horne has repeatedly defended a child molester, voted against harsher penalties for statutory rape, and voted to reinstate a teacher who had been looking at pornography in the classroom.