Next Gen

As survivors pass on, more Holocaust education could be headed to Arizona classrooms

PHOENIX – Rep. Alma Hernandez’s bill, which would require Holocaust be taught at least twice from the seventh to the 12th grade, has Arizonans talking about Holocaust education in grade schools.


Ducey back-to-school order leaves educators shocked, scrambling, upset

WASHINGTON - Educators across the state Thursday were calling Gov. Doug Ducey's surprise back-to-school order disruptive, challenging and frustrating, a last-minute complication to reopening plans that many schools already had in the works.


Summer school an expanding option for students who struggled with online learning

PHOENIX – Some states have made summer school mandatory, but in Arizona, it’s up to individual districts.


28 paintings highlight famous – and less familiar – figures in Black history

PHOENIX – Twenty-eight murals and other paintings in central Phoenix honor Black History Month. The art showcases icons and less familiar faces.


‘ESAs are merely a Band-Aid’: Arizona education advocates oppose bill to expand school vouchers

PHOENIX – Arizona legislators are considering expanding school vouchers to more students, drawing opposition from educators who want more funds directed into public schools.


Report: Arizona continues to trail other states in higher-ed support

WASHINGTON - Arizona continues to be one of the worst states in the nation when it comes to funding higher education, still reeling from deep budget cuts that were made during the recession, according to a new national report.


Debating grading: Bill, executive order will not affect student grades

WASHINGTON - The Arizona Department of Education wants to make sure parents understand their kids will be getting letter grades this year - and to drive home the point, the department sent the message in capital letters.


How university students and faculty are joining mask innovation race

PHOENIX – As the fight against COVID-19 rages on, such schools as University of California, San Diego and Arizona State University, are reimagining the technology behind crucial face masks.


State superintendent calls for equal funding for remote learning, help for mental health

PHOENIX – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman discussed funding, virtual learning and mental health in Arizona schools during her third annual State of Education address.


Dreamers in Arizona have mixed feelings about Biden’s immigration plan

PHOENIX – Recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program have mixed feelings about the immigration plan outlined by President Joe Biden.


Reading, listening, learning: ASU Libraries provides public BLM resource guide

PHOENIX – ASU Libraries supports its community by creating a comprehensive resource guide on anything and everything related to Black Lives Matter.


‘Life Is …’ documentary confronts youth suicide in Arizona

The documentary "Life Is ...," which confronts youth suicide in Arizona, analyzes the underlying societal, cultural, technological and medical causes behind the state’s troubling statistics and offers resources and potential solutions.