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En este nuevo panorama legal, los programas de residencia deben equilibrar la obediencia a las leyes estatales con el cumplimiento de los estándares de acreditación de su campo.

Los futuros médicos ahora enfrentan barreras para acceder a la capacitación clínica en la atención del aborto, y eso podría limitar el acceso al aborto y a toda la atención obstétrica y ginecológica, incluso cuando advierten sobre una creciente escasez de obstetricia y ginecología. Read more»

Education advocates hold a sign during a press conference Sept. 15 as Democratic Rep. Reginald Bolding, at the podium, calls out Republicans for failing to call a special session to lift the school Aggregate Expenditure Limit.

Arizona Democrats and public education advocates are urging Gov. Ducey and his fellow Republicans in the state Legislature to keep their promise to lift the state’s annual school spending cap, allowing districts across the state to spend around $1.3 billion already allocated to them. Read more»

The physical, emotional, sexual and spiritual abuse of Indigenous children caused by the compulsory attendance mandate employed by the federal boarding school system has finally prompted an investigation by the Department of Interior - but there remain countless untold histories. Read more»

Coinciding with International Day of Democracy, roughly 386 media partners will publish stories drawing attention to the crisis facing U.S. democracy and sounding the alarm that democracy is on the cusp of collapse. Read more»

Schools nationwide are considering switching to four-day-instructional weeks to help retain and attract teachers amid a national teacher shortage exacerbated by COVID-19 and battles over critical race theory, but low-income and special needs students are often the most affected. Read more»

Teaching residents like Chelsey Mickelson, 27, receive a stipend, covered tuition costs, a job after the Arizona Teacher Residency program, and a master’s degree from Northern Arizona University.

With schools getting back to full swing, districts across Arizona continue to struggle with a severe shortage of teachers and administrators, but an innovative program to help recruit, prepare, support and retain teachers in elementary, middle and high schools is beginning to pay off. Read more»

The first year of publicly funded free preschool in Pima County was “successful,” with almost 900 children from low-income families enrolled at more than 100 high-quality pre-K locations, officials said. The PEEPS program is keeping its goals modest this year, as schools are still having trouble recruiting teachers. Read more»

In this new legal landscape, residency programs must balance obeying state laws with staying in compliance with their field’s accreditation standards.

In a post-Roe world, thousands of future doctors now face roadblocks to accessing clinical training in abortion care, and experts say these barriers could limit access not just to abortion, but to all obstetric and gynecological care - even as they warn of a growing OB-GYN shortage. Read more»

Tucson City Manager Mike Ortega stands to get a $75,000 per-year raise after seven years on the job.

The Tucson City Council is set to vote Tuesday on paying City Manager Mike Ortega $300,000 per year, but the they're being needlessly shifty about it. Plus a plethora of other local government meetings this week. Read more»

One of the peaks at the Santa Rita Mountains, about 40 miles south of Tucson, will be renamed to Santa Rita Peak to eliminate the use of a racist and sexist slur against Native Americans. The U.S. Department of Interior announced Thursday that almost 650 sites on public lands nationwide will remove the term from their names.

Hundreds of geographic sites nationwide, including two locations in Southern Arizona and 66 across the state, have been renamed to remove a racial and sexist slur against Native Americans, the U.S. Interior Department announced Thursday. Read more»

Schools in Arizona could lose access to more than $1 billion lawmakers gave them this school year if the state doesn't take action to lift a 40-year-old spending limit placed on school districts. Read more»

The head of the U.S. Department of Education said Wednesday that America is reaching a teacher pay crisis.

Amid K-12 teacher shortages, book bans and attacks over critical race theory, U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona at a meeting with reporters on Wednesday stressed the need for higher salaries to attract prospective educators to the profession. Read more»

Flags from all of Arizona’s 22 tribal nations are hung in the bookstore at the University of Arizona Student Union Memorial Center.

Entrepreneurs from Arizona's tribal nations can develop their small businesses with help from the University of Arizona through a new program aimed at providing support for developing tribal economies. Read more»

Transparency legislation has been introduced in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio and West Virginia.

Children are headed back to the classroom and finding themselves in Ground Zero of a culture war that has produced a torrent of legislative skirmishes over what teachers can say about race and gender — but may be getting in the way of addressing students’ more serious problems. Read more»

After two years in which COVID-19 relief funds helped pay for free meals for all students, school districts find themselves this fall trying to deliver meals with less support and much-higher prices than before, due to inflation.

Officials in school districts across Arizona are scrambling to figure out how to afford meals for students at a time when inflation nationwide is running at the highest level in decades - with even the rising cost of food storage putting the pinch on school districts. Read more»

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