Sponsored by
teachers

teachersRSS

The winners and losers in Arizona’s $11.8 billion budget

Arizona’s $11.8 billion budget for fiscal 2020 — which was passed late Monday only after Republican lawmakers demanded changes to child sex-abuse laws — includes money for schools, infrastructure and health care. But other measures, including one that would have funded pregnancy crisis centers, were left out.... Read more»

 1 2 >

Rural schools face challenges in teaching STEM

Less than 10 percent of students at 174 rural charter and public schools passed the math section of the AzMERIT test last year, according to the Arizona Department of Education.... Read more»

U.S. Teacher of the Year got 'master class in culture' from refugees

Texan Shanna Peeples, the 2015 National Teacher of the Year, is an English teacher in Amarillo,Texas — which has seen an influx of refugees from countries like Myanmar in recent years. ... Read more»

Education secretary encourages teachers’ colleges to follow Az model

Education Secretary Arne Duncan cited Arizona State University as a school that is 'raising the bar' on teacher education, as he unveiled a plan to strengthen teacher training, The new rules will undergo a 60-day comment and could take effect by the middle of 2015.... Read more»

Commentary

Against tenure? Why you should make an exception for your child’s teacher

Commentary: I get it. When a worker consistently fails to measure up to standards on the job, that worker deserves to be fired. Yet in the public school system, a very different code is in operation.... Read more»1

Arizona schools look overseas for teachers to fill vacant positions

In Arizona, school districts look overseas to fill chronic vacancies that educators say are aggravated by lingering budget cuts. ... Read more»1

Nat'l report card gives Az schools a D for academics

Arizona schools got a ‘D’ for their overall academic achievement on a national report card released Thursday by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. In all, 20 states got a D or worse for students' academic achievement, and U.S. schools again trailed other countries.... Read more»

Schools look to first payment on $1.6B ruling

Gov. Jan Brewer has said the state will appeal a judge's decision that Arizona must make a first payment of $317 million to make up for shorting school districts during the Great Recession. ... Read more»

Gun Wars

Armed teachers aim to defend K-12 schools

In 28 states, adults who legally own guns will be allowed to carry them in public schools this fall, from kindergarten classrooms to high school hallways. But a News21 investigation in those states found that teachers or staff who choose to carry a firearm into their classrooms are not required to tell principals, other teachers or parents.... Read more»1

Az ranks poorly in nat'l 'educational opportunity' report

Arizona's public schools do not fare well when it comes to access to experienced and certified teachers, or to advanced math and science classes, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Education. ... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: State election laws face challenges

Arizona Education Association President Andrew Morrill, Arizona Capitol Times reporter Hank Stephenson, Tucson Weekly Editor Dan Gibson, Community Food Bank CEO Bill Carnegie, Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne, and Republican state Rep. Ethan Orr.... Read more»

Report: Az teacher attendance better than nat'l average

A recent report says that one in three Arizona teachers was absent for more than 10 days in the 2009-2010 school year, slightly better than the national rate of 36 percent. Vice president of the Arizona Education Association, called the report “interesting” but said he does not believe it represents teachers fairly. ... Read more»

Tucson Water offers internships for teachers

Tucson Water is offering a summer internship program for high school and middle school teachers who are interested in learning more about utility and water management.... Read more»

Teacher drought plagues Az's rural schools

Attracting and retaining quality teachers is a problem in Arizona’s rural schools, and there seems to be no easy fix in sight.... Read more»

Bill would have Bible in schools, ban other texts

Some Arizona legislators want Bibles in the classroom, but state teachers could find themselves punished if they bring other texts into public and charter schools. ... Read more»2

4 ways community schools can support effective teaching

While there is research on the potential for wraparound services, including health care services, family involvement programs, and expanded food assistance programs to eliminate barriers to student learning, there is little known about the possible connection between those services and teacher efficacy. ... Read more»

 1 2 >