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#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.


Ducey proposes 20% raise for teachers by 2020; Arizonans voice opinions on #RedForEd

Arizona residents share their thoughts about the demands of the Red for Ed movement and the governor’s response.


#RedForEd: Teachers ‘walk-in’ at Arizona schools as strike threat looms

Arizona teachers “walked in” to classes for the second time in as many weeks Wednesday as Red for Ed leaders debated whether to shut down schools statewide with a strike.


Arizona fourth- and eighth-graders trail U.S. on math, reading scores

WASHINGTON - Math and reading test scores for Arizona's fourth- and eighth-grade students fell below their peers nationally in 2017, says a new national report that showed the state students falling short in all but eighth-grade math scores.

Grading Schools

Arizona Supreme Court strikes down in-state tuition for DACA students

The Arizona Supreme Court decided on Monday that DACA recipients will no longer receive in-state tuition nearly a year after the Arizona Board of Regents announced it would continue to offer in-state tuition for DACA students.


ASU initiative aims to ‘CounterAct’ sexual violence through the arts

The CounterAct initiative, a new project through ASU, aims to catalyze 880 creative actions to counter the 880 acts of sexual violence that occur in the U.S. each year.


#RedForEd teachers protest low education funding in ‘walk-in’ demonstrations

Arizona teachers demonstrated throughout the Valley Wednesday in the first of a series of planned “walk-ins” designed to raise awareness and support for the growing #RedForEd movement.


School resource officers called a key safety tool, but critics fear discrimination

After the Parkland shooting, school resource officers have come under the public spotlight. Arizona has more than 100 officers at schools from Paradise Valley to Tolleson and Gov. Doug Ducey has pushed for more funding for officers on school campuses, while activists question the role of police at schools.


Arizona teachers plan walk-ins demanding pay raise, additional education funding

Rather than close classrooms, Arizona teachers hold walk-ins for teachers and parents to show solidarity in the education funding fight.


What are your thoughts on #RedforEd?

Arizona teachers, among the lowest paid in the nation, are demanding a 20 percent pay raise and more resources for the classroom. Cronkite News wants to know, what do you think about the demands of the Red for Ed movement and the governor’s response?


Arizona Supreme Court hears arguments on in-state tuition for DACA recipients

Dozens of DACA recipients rallied outside of the Arizona Supreme Court Monday advocating their right for in-state tuition rates.


Grading teacher salary: See how other states pay educators

Cronkite News looked at how Arizona teacher pay stacked up against the national averages.