Education

Achieve60AZ, a community-based organization that is dedicated to helping 60% of Arizonians hold a postsecondary credential or degree by 2030, recently finished a statewide tour where they met with leaders from each county to discuss plans to repair the attainment gap in Arizona. Currently 45% of Arizonans hold a postsecondary...
Monday marked the official launch of education advocacy group, ALL in Education, at the Arizona State Capitol. Despite the holiday break only ending just a day prior, the room on the third floor of the capitol building was filled to the brim with teachers, legislators, students and activists eager to...
Data shows the overall percentage of children living in poverty in the United States is decreasing, but for Black, Hispanic and American Indian children in Arizona the rate is well above the national average. The Strong Families Thriving Children 2019 report by the Arizona Town Hall shows how poverty is...
Gov. Doug Ducey introduced voluntary training programs for school resource officers with an emphasis on de-escalation and mental health awareness. The program came about because of the advocacy work of Arizona House newcomer Alma Hernandez, a Democrat representing Tucson's 3rd District. “These courses will make a big difference to improve safety...
By Jonmaesha Beltran, Lisa Diethelm and Sara Edwards Head Dean Christopher Callahan of Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication announced in an email statement Thursday morning that he was stepping down as founding dean after 15 years on the job. Callahan announced he will be the...
The University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix campus announced last week that it will expand its class size from 80 to 100 in 2020 to combat the state’s intensifying physician shortage. The expansion is just the next step in a plan that was initiated at the university’s inception, said Glen...
Cronkite professors came together to discuss the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Reporting Initiative, now a part of Cronkite News professional program, at a “Must-See Monday” event Monday evening. In this program, Cronkite students are reporting on health disparities in the Southwest region of the country with a specific focus...
“Three, two, one, sold!” cried the auctioneer, bringing down his three-foot-tall gold-colored gavel. An original piece of art by Arizonan painter Ed Mell had just gone for $5000, and the school was that much closer to being able to provide aid to its students. The Sandra Day O’Connor College of...
Arizona State University’s College of Health Solutions held their sixth annual food and thought community event, to highlight women in the food and agriculture industry Thursday afternoon. The panel included four women who work in food and agriculture across the Phoenix metro area. Kathy Dixon, a clinical professor at Arizona State...
New coalition Arizona for Latino Leaders in Education is looking to bring more diversity to the Board of Education with its official launch Dec. 2 at the State Capitol. The coalition’s mission is to ensure that the communities most impacted by educational inequality are the ones making decisions for all...