Education

BASIS Charter School’s new Scottsdale location causing controversy

SCOTTSDALE — The expansion of BASIS Charter School in Scottsdale is causing controversy for the neighborhood near 128th Street and Shea.


Arizona moves forward toward statewide Seal of Biliteracy

Arizona students who demonstrate a proficiency in a language or languages other than English may soon be awarded for their abilities with a seal of biliteracy on their diplomas and transcripts if SB 1239 continues its torrid pace through the legislature.

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Black History Month: West Valley woman helping others return to college

Janet Denson, owner of Love Images, a nonprofit organization, makes scholarships and other resources available for women over 25 who want to return to college. [Read more Black History Month stories]


Bill would make cursive writing a requirement in Arizona schools

LAKE HAVASU CITY - Students in third grade at Starline Elementary School in Lake Havasu City are picking up their pencils, and learning cursive writing.


Finished mural causes an emotional effect on ASU students

Now that the mural of Mike Brown by Kyra Trent is finished, it has caused emotional effects on students like Korey Gray who cried when she witnessed the piece.


‘Still I Rise’ mural honors African American activism

GLENDALE – Arizona State University Kyra Trent is using her artistic talent to spark healthy conversations about African American resilience, social justice and activism.

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Opt-out bill advances in Arizona Senate

Senate Bill 1455 passed in the Education Committee with a margin of 6-1 Thursday, but it still needs to come before the full Senate.


New bills in the House and Senate are giving parents more control with their child’s education

Several House and Senate bills (HB2056, HB 2088, SB1321) are being proposed that would give parents the ability to opt their kids out of standardized testing.


Time running low as supporters of sex ed inclusivity bill voice support

A bill that would eliminate Arizona’s ban on school districts including any discussion of homosexual sex in teaching the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases is running out of time, according to the bill’s author.

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Prop 123: ‘Vote Yes’ campaign pushes education message across state; ‘Vote No’ hoping to protect land trust

With May’s special election fast approaching, supporters and opponents of Proposition 123 - the multi-billion dollar proposal to divert money from the Arizona land trust to boost education funding - are trying get their voters to the polls.


Phoenix area police, schools weigh how to handle bomb threats

CHANDLER – Police and school officials approach school bomb threats with caution, working together to determine if a threat is credible enough to evacuate a school and bring in bomb-sniffing dogs.

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ASU’s first comedian-in-residence shares secrets of comedy in classes

TEMPE-Maysoon Zayid, the first ever comedian-in-residence at Arizona State University, is teaching freedom of expression and how to make people laugh. She teaches a stand-up course to current ASU students at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts as well as moderating one session a month to students who are disabled and want to talk about their struggles of campus life.