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UCLA, USC to leave Pac-12 to join Big Ten
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.
ASU is silent, UA is vague reacting to news of shrinking 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.
July 1, 2022
All AZ public school students are now eligible for a voucher. But the debate continues
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.
June 30, 2022
UA to cover undergraduate tuition, fees for tribal students
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.
June 28, 2022
Critical race theory bill shelved as Legislature adjourns
As a Republican representative missed the last day of the legislative session, the bill will did not move forward for the second year in a row.
June 27, 2022
AZ lawmakers take up school vouchers, water and more in sessions final hours
State lawmakers ended their session late Friday with a flurry of activity on major issues, including school vouchers and water.
June 27, 2022
New names chosen for 3 schools with names tied to KKK
Tempe Elementary School District has picked new names for three schools whose current namesakes were found to have ties to a local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan.
June 25, 2022
Lawmakers approve bipartisan $18B budget
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
June 23, 2022
Scottsdale district sued over open meetings law violation
The Arizona Attorney General’s Office has filed a lawsuit against the Scottsdale Unified School District over an alleged open-meetings law violation.
June 22, 2022
House votes to give all AZ students access to vouchers
State representatives voted Wednesday to let any Arizona student get state funds to attend a private or parochial school.
June 22, 2022
This recent medical school grad hopes to serve rural AZ communities
Arizona has been dealing with a physician shortage for several years. And one future doctor has actually just left the state. The Show spoke with her to learn about her medical school experience.
June 22, 2022
Tempes YETi presents its first youth theater production since the pandemic
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.
June 22, 2022
Interior Secretary Haaland tells Senate committee its time to heal from the nations dark past
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland told the Senate Indian Affairs Committee today that the country must start healing from its 150-year long dark legacy of forcibly assimilating children.
June 21, 2022
Author: Juneteenth is a chance to discuss racial disparity
June 19 is Juneteenth, the holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S. And Ibram X. Kendi says the observance can be an opportunity to talk about the issue and its relevance today.
June 17, 2022
Juneteenth in the Valley is honored in diverse ways
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.
June 17, 2022
Republicans again propose universal school vouchers for 1.1M AZ students
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.
June 15, 2022
Universities in AZ, across U.S. urge more support for refugee students
Ahead of World Refugee Day next week, leaders from universities and colleges around the country are laying out ways the government should help refugees.
June 14, 2022
Poll: Strong support for increasing education funding
A majority of likely Arizona voters — 82% — support increasing funding for K-12 public education.
June 13, 2022
Youth sports referees are fed up with verbal abuse
Amid a tight labor market, jobs are going unfilled in just about every sector of the economy. In Arizona and across the country, that includes youth sports referees.
June 13, 2022
1st female African American ASU grad identified
The first female African American graduate from Arizona State University has been identified after she was believed to be someone else.
June 13, 2022
ASU earns recognition as a Hispanic-Serving Institution
The U.S. Department of Education has recognized Arizona State University as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. ASU’s Hispanic student population has grown considerably in the past decade.
June 9, 2022