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Plaintiffs daughter honors desegregation case 70 years later in Phoenix
In remembrance of the 70th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, the lead plaintiff’s daughter, visited Phoenix this week to address the State Bar about the lasting impact of the landmark ruling and the ongoing struggle for equality.
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Space law: Little regulation in a rapidly changing field
Two professors at the University of Arizona recently finished teaching a new course about space law and policy. The Show sat down with the legal half of the teaching team to learn more about the field of space law.
June 12, 2024
Group opposed to expanding Title IX protections plans Scottsdale rally
The Biden administration is planning to expand Title IX protections to cover gender identity and sexual orientation. But opponents plan to rally Thursday in Scottsdale.
June 11, 2024
FAFSA problems have been felt more in Arizona than in other states
This year, students across the country have been affected by problems with the new federal financial aid form known as FAFSA, with some of the impacts being felt more in Arizona than elsewhere.
June 11, 2024
Highly likely budget will include new school voucher rules
Gov. Katie Hobbs says she and lawmakers are close to finalizing a new state budget that could include new guardrails on Arizona’s school voucher program.
June 11, 2024
ASU hosts symposium in D.C. focusing on race, slavery and genealogy
The Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at Arizona State University will launch a symposium in Washington D.C. dedicated to exploring connections between slavery, freedom and genealogical connections. A series of Washington Post stories centering around ties between U.S. elected officials and slavery inspired the event.
June 10, 2024
Arizona Autism Charter Schools network to open Entrepreneurial Training Center
The center will offer job and career-readiness programs to 18- to 22-year-old high school students, as well as adults on the autism spectrum who are entering the workforce.
June 7, 2024
University of Arizona expects lowest cash on hand in more than a decade
UA officials told an Arizona Board of Regents committee on Thursday that they expect to have 67 days worth of cash on hand for the upcoming fiscal year. If that prediction holds true it will be the lowest level for the university in more than a decade.
June 7, 2024
How this Arizona districts new suicide treatment center helped students in its 1st year
The Chandler Unified School District used federal funds from COVID-19 to bring in The Hope Institute, a first-of-its-kind suicide treatment center that they opened on the Perry High School campus last year.
June 5, 2024
UA wheelchair racers to compete in NCAA championships
Last year was the first time the NCAA hosted 100-meter wheelchair races. But it was done separately from the rest of the annual Track and Field championships. This year is different.
June 5, 2024
ASU, National Congress of American Indians launch tribal digital sovereignty center
The American Indian Policy Institute at Arizona State University announced the launch of the Center for Tribal Digital Sovereignty, the first and only of its kind in the U.S.
June 4, 2024
University of Arizona president search: Job ads placed in dozen publications
The search committee advising the state Board of Regents on finding the next president of the University of Arizona got an update today on Tuesday from a paid consultant.
June 4, 2024
New program offers summer grocery money to some AZ low-income families
Students who receive free and reduced lunches during the school year will now get grocery money over the summer. A new program will help more than 600,000 students access food while school is out.
June 4, 2024
During visit, U.S. Education secretary promises to fix FAFSA glitches
Students filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid this year faced serious glitches and delays as the U.S. Department of Education tried to update its system. U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona addressed the botched rollout and promised solutions during a visit to Phoenix on Friday.
May 31, 2024
Update on University of Arizona presidential search expected Tuesday
The advisory committee chosen by the state Board of Regents to help find the next president of the University of Arizona is scheduled to receive an update tomorrow Tuesday morning.
May 31, 2024
AZ 13-year-old places 9th in Scripps National Spelling Bee
Aliyah Alpert, from Alpert Home School in Phoenix, tied for ninth in the 96th Scripps National Spelling Bee on Wednesday at the competition in National Harbor, Maryland.
May 30, 2024
Horne ordered to pay $120,000 in legal fees
Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne has been ordered to pay more than $120,000 in legal fees over his unsuccessful bid to quash dual-language instruction in Arizona schools.
May 30, 2024
AZ universities agree to pay athletes $20M a year. Heres what it means
The NCAA is settling its student-athlete lawsuit for more than $2.5 billion in damages, and has agreed to a plan to give universities roughly $20 million per year to pay athletes. The Show sat down with Chris Karpman to discuss what it means for Arizona universities.
May 30, 2024
New AI guidelines for Arizona schools aim to make education more human
LeeAnn Lindsey and a group of colleagues have come up with a new set of AI guidance for Arizona schools. Lindsey is director of EdTech and Innovation for the Arizona Institute for Education and the Economy at Northern Arizona University.
May 30, 2024
Survey: Many Arizona voters think candidates are out of touch on most important issues
The 2024 Arizona Voters' Agenda found that Arizona voters are looking for compromise and feel that candidates are not focused on what's important to them.
May 29, 2024
A school funding trial years in the making gets underway
A monthlong trial will get underway Tuesday, in which Arizona schools will try to convince a judge that the state is not adequately funding them. Specifically, the schools will argue Arizona has failed to establish minimum adequate facility standards.
May 28, 2024