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More school counselors are facing compassion fatigue
The Show spoke with Melissa Manganaro, a former school counselor, on her research into a phenomenon called "compassion fatigue" in schools. She said very little research has been done in her field specifically.
Word S10.2 – ‘Tempe’s Got Talent’ with Austin Davis
On this episode of Word,”poets and storytellers have an opportunity to perform in the Valley, plus we feature young adult travel and romance set in Arizona, as well as a YA fantasy/romance rooted in dark magic.
Sept. 26, 2023
More school districts experimenting with new break schedules, four-day weeks
The Show spoke with former Arizona schools Superintendent Kathy Hoffman about whether there's a consensus about what kind of calendar and schedule are best for students.
Sept. 25, 2023
Nearly 30% of Arizona teacher vacancies remain unfilled
Arizona continues to face a massive teacher shortage, according to a new survey by the Arizona School Personnel Administrators Association.
Sept. 25, 2023
University of Phoenix students get $37 million in federal loans forgiven
The U.S. Department of Education is forgiving $37 million in federal student loans borrowed by roughly 1,200 people who went to University of Phoenix. And the department is still approving applications from those who the Federal Trade Commission says were hoodwinked into enrolling about a decade ago.
Sept. 22, 2023
A new look at pandemic-related learning loss and how to mitigate it
The Show spoke with Lisa Graham Keegan, an education consultant, former state schools superintendent, and senior education fellow at the Common Sense Institute, about Tom Horne's decision to take back millions of federal COVID-19 relief dollars from schools.
Sept. 21, 2023
Many concerned as work restarts on Taser drone
The Show spoke with Ese Olumhense, an investigative reporter at the Markup, about Scottsdale-based Axon's idea for stopping school shootings: Taser drones.
Sept. 21, 2023
Some think homelessness is a choice. This advocate debunks that
The Show spoke with assistant director of programs at Central Arizona Shelter Services Richard Southee about his studies in trauma-informed care at Arizona State University. The conversation kicks off a new segment called Deep Dive.
Sept. 20, 2023
Despite debates around higher ed, most Americans still value a college degree
The Show spoke with Eric Kelderman, senior reporter for the Chronicle of Higher Education, about the findings of a recent survey on higher education and what they mean.
Sept. 19, 2023
Board member: Dual language suit hurts parent choice
The Show spoke with Amy McSheffrey and daughter Gillian McSheffrey about the benefits of dual language programs in Arizona schools, as the programs are under attack by Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne.
Sept. 18, 2023
Idaho Gov. Brad Little responds to concerns about University of Phoenix acquisition
Idaho Gov. Brad Little is responding to concerns over the University of Idaho’s agreement to purchase the for-profit University of Phoenix. U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Dick Durbin and Richard Blumenthal raised those concerns in a letter.
Sept. 16, 2023
Horne tells Moms for Liberty he wants conservatives on school boards
Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne said Thursday he’s focused on getting more conservatives elected to school boards in 2024. Horne was speaking at a town hall hosted by controversial parental rights group Moms for Liberty.
Sept. 15, 2023
ASU Art Museum to celebrate Mexican Independence Day with a free fiesta
The Arizona State University Art Museum is celebrating Mexican Independence Day with a free event for all ages on Friday. It will include art-making activities, workshops, lotería games, face painting and more.
Sept. 14, 2023
SRP invests $2.6M in 36 state university projects
SRP has invested $2.6 million to fund 36 research-and-development projects at Arizona’s three state universities. The public utility says the undertakings are meant to improve the Valley’s power system and watershed, and to educate a potential workforce on real-world applications.
Sept. 14, 2023
Mesa school closed after microburst damages roof
A school in Mesa that was expected to remain closed until Tuesday will not be open to students until Wednesday, school officials said in a press release on Monday afternoon.
Sept. 14, 2023
ASU ranks 8th in U.S., 11th globally for utility patents
ASU ranked eighth among U.S. universities granted utility patents last year and 11th worldwide, according to a list released by the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association. The list counts patents that list the university itself as owner.
Sept. 13, 2023
A graffiti artist-turned professor on the history and evolution of the artform
The Show spoke with University of Arizona professor and author Stefano Bloch about his view on graffiti art.
Sept. 13, 2023
Youth not a detriment for ASU football coach Kenny Dillingham
Arizona State took a calculated risk in hiring the youngest head coach in a Power Five conference. Kenny Dillingham had a solid record as an assistant coach and offensive coordinator, yet had never been a head coach on any level.
Sept. 13, 2023
How often do Peoria district board meetings use religious language?
Joseph Darius Jaafari, editor-in-chief of Lookout Phoenix, talked with The Show about what he found when he looked into how often religious language was being used at the Peoria Unified School District governing board meetings.
Sept. 12, 2023
Arizona could lose $22M in COVID education relief funds
The dispute between Governor Katie Hobbs and Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne comes over Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools funding. The U.S. Department of Education has encouraged all governors to work with each states educational agencies to administer their funding.
Sept. 11, 2023
Phoenix exploring ways to add more cops in schools
Phoenix has 69 school resource officers, five more than last year. Full-time SROs spent most of their workweek on campus. Phoenix recently trained more cops to serve as school safety officers, doing the same work as SROS, but on their days off from the force.
Sept. 11, 2023