Education

Ducey: Lawmakers agree to raise pay for teachers, support staff

Gov. Doug Ducey announced Friday he had reached an agreement with lawmakers that would provide 20 percent raises to Arizona teachers among other concessions as educators continue their second day of a statewide strike.


Future takes flight: Navajo youths copilot planes over the Grand Canyon

The teenage squadron of the Civil Air Patrol’s Arizona wing, named after a Navajo Code Talker, soared over the Grand Canyon in their first flights.


Tens of thousands hit street to protest education funding in Red for Ed march to Capitol

Thousands of Red for Ed protesters marched to the Arizona State Capitol Thursday in a historic demonstration against years of education budget cuts, demanding higher pay and increased classroom funding.


#RedForEd: What’s about to happen when teachers walk out

Arizona educators will walk out Thursday in a historic strike. The move will impact hundreds of thousands of students throughout the state.


Feds no longer collect school shooting data, advocates left to scramble

WASHINGTON - As students walk out of classes to protest gun violence, the federal agency that had collected data on school shootings quietly stopped gathering it last year, leaving advocates scrambling to make sense of varied and sometimes conflicting private records.


Students deem ‘die-in’ gun-control protest successful despite lack of response from Gov. Ducey

Five high school students spent six hours inside of the executive tower in an effort to spur action on gun violence from Gov. Ducey.


#RedForEd: Ducey vetoes 10 bills to pressure Legislature to fund raises for teachers

As Gov. Doug Ducey vetoed bills and called for legislators to give him a state budget including a 20 percent teacher salary hike, school districts around the state began informing parents that schools would likely be closed as educators prepare to walk out April 26.


Arizona students stage ‘die-in’ outside governor’s office to demand action on gun violence

Students in Arizona and across the nation walked out on the anniversary of the Columbine school shooting in a growing movement supporting gun control.


Red for Ed: Teachers to walk out over low pay, inadequate classroom spending

Arizona educators overwhelmingly voted to walk out to demand higher pay, Red for Ed leaders announced Thursday night.


Slurs, support on social media mark gun-control movement

Social media sparked the national, student-led gun control movement but Phoenix leaders also say reaction is a duel between support and opposition, with some gun advocates hurling curse words, insults and threats at high schoolers.


Arizona educators voting on whether to walk out for better pay, more classroom dollars

Educators across the state are deciding if they will walk out of schools to protest low wages and a lack of funding for support staff, unswayed by Gov. Doug Ducey’s promise of a 20 percent salary increase.


#RedForEd: Teachers, legislators skeptical of Ducey’s plan for raising teacher salaries

Educators and lawmakers expressed skepticism about Gov. Doug Ducey’s plan to increase teacher salaries over the next three years, saying there is no indication of where that money will come from.