The athletic conference to which Arizona State and the University of Arizona belong may be headed for disintegration. The Midwest-based Big Ten has voted to accept UCLA and USC, who are leaving the Pac-12.
Arizona State University remains silent on the impending exits of USC and UCLA from the Pac-12, and the University of Arizona gave an unclear statement on social media reacting to news that the schools are defecting for a more wealthy conference.
All of Arizona’s 1.1 million public school students would be eligible for a voucher to attend a private school under a bill approved by Republicans in the state Legislature during the final hours of the session.
Starting this fall semester, Native American undergraduate students from all of the state’s federally recognized tribes will be able to get tuition and mandatory fees covered at the University of Arizona.
The Arizona Legislature approved a bipartisan $18 billion spending plan early Thursday that will make substantial investments in public schools, build new highways and pay down long-term debts. → More Arizona politics news
Youth Ensemble Theatre Incorporated is presenting its first show since the pandemic. Entitled, “This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing,” it’s a production about three young sisters who are left in a forest by their woodcutter father and forced to find their own way in the world.
Last year, Juneteenth became a federal holiday. The name commemorates June 19, 1865 — the day that African American slaves in Texas received word they had been freed from enslavement two and half years earlier by President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. In the Valley, people celebrate the holiday in different ways.
Republican leaders of the Arizona House introduced legislation Tuesday that will substantially revamp the state's school funding formula, add about $200 million in new yearly funding for K-12 schools and create a universal private school voucher system.