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Feds giving states $260 million for highway safety

The federal government has announced that it is giving nearly $260 million in grants to states to beef up their highway safety - funding which will comes from the recently enacted bipartisan infrastructure law and be used to support a broad range of traffic safety priorities.... Read more»

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Lawsuits over bans on teaching critical race theory are coming – here’s what won’t work, and what might

Now that the furor over teaching kids about racism has reached a boiling point in communities across the country - and states and school districts are threatening teachers with disciplinary action - the question naturally arises: Does this violate the teachers’ First Amendment rights?... Read more»

El Condado Pima hace gratuita el pre-K para familias de bajos ingresos.

La Junta de Supervisores del Condado Pima aprobó un programa de becas para las familias de bajos ingresos que hace gratis la preescolar. ... Read more»

First steps in 2022 campaign for Arizona Dreamers’ tuition under way

The campaign to repeal a state law that forces Dreamers who graduated from Arizona high schools to pay out-of-state tuition at the state’s universities has begun, with the launch of a campaign committee that hopes to spend millions of dollars to support the measure on the 2022 ballot.... Read more»

Arizona Gov. Ducey vetoes 22 bills, says nothing will be signed until budget is approved

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is ratcheting up the pressure on GOP lawmakers to reach an agreement on the budget, vowing not to sign any other legislation that reaches his desk until he gets a budget, and backing up his threat by vetoing 22 bills.... Read more»

Protesting masks and racism education, the 'patriots' take on Arizona’s school boards

Arizona school board meetings have been seeing an unprecedented number of disruptions by far-right, angry and yelling crowds furious that students were required to wear facemasks in schools, many organized by outside groups led by Steven Tyler Daniels, a self-identified conservative “patriot” activist who is trying to launch a new fringe-right political party.... Read more»

Unable to win GOP support for a budget, Arizona lawmakers pause work for 2 weeks

The Senate on Thursday abandoned plans to vote on a budget and instead adjourned until June 10 amid a stalemate over a proposed budget deal and the massive income tax cut it includes, a day after the House did the same, though both chambers could return earlier if lawmakers reach a deal.... Read more»1

Commentary

If you don’t want critical race theory to exist, stop being racist

Conservative legislators across the country are passing laws to ban books and courses that espouse critical race theory, yet what lawmakers and pundits are really saying when they urge a prohibition is that they don’t want Black people to question second-class status.... Read more»

Controversial definition of anti-Semitism set for full Arizona Senate vote

A strike-everything amendment turned House Bill 2282 from a small business grant bill into legislation that would require a controversial definition of anti-Semitism when teaching about the Holocaust in Arizona schools, raising concerns about people’s First Amendment rights to criticize government and academic freedom.... Read more»

Brnovich, GOP AGs object to federal proposal on teaching critical race theory

More than two dozen Republican attorneys general, including Arizona AG Mark Brnovich, are voicing their disapproval over the Department of Education’s proposed priorities for teaching K-12 students about American history and civics education because they would include references to systemic racism and how the history of slavery has shaped the U.S. ... Read more»

Arizona voters will have opportunity to repeal in-state tuition ban for undocumented students

With a bipartisan vote, the Arizona House of Representatives passed a measure in favor of Senate Concurrent Resolution 1044, which will give voters next year an opportunity to repeal parts of a 2006 ban on in-state tuition for undocumented immigrant students.... Read more»

The gender vaccine gap: More women than men are getting COVID shots

More women than men are getting COVID vaccines, even as more men are dying of the disease. KHN examined vaccination dashboards for all 50 states and the District of Columbia in early April and found that each of the 38 that listed gender breakdowns showed more women had received shots than men. Public health experts cited many reasons for the difference, including that women make up three-quarters of the workforce in health care and education, sectors prioritized for initial vaccines. Also, women of all age groups, races and ethnicities generally use health services more than men — which is one reason they live longer.... Read more»

‘One generation away’: Diné College fights to keep Navajo culture alive during pandemic

A focus on community, tradition and lifelong knowledge and wisdom is exactly why Diné College continues to push so hard in the face of COVID-19 to give its students whatever resources they need to continue their education, both in the academic and in the traditional fields, President Charles M. Roessel said.... Read more»

Many Arizona schools reopen for in-person instruction

Schools across the state reopened Monday, and many were offering in-person instruction for the first time since being shut down by the COVID-19 pandemic last year. Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman expressed confidence that things will get back on track for students this year. “But by and large, the majority of our schools across the state will be offering in-person, either starting today, starting next week or by the end of March,” Hoffman said in an interview with KTAR News Monday.... Read more»

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

Arizona students haven’t been properly taught about the Holocaust in recent years, according to a recent poll. Among Arizona millennials surveyed in March 2020, 42% could not name a single concentration camp the Nazis built to detain and exterminate Jews and others deemed undesirable. ... Read more»

Bipartisan Senate coalition approves ballot measure to let dreamers pay in-state tuition

The state Senate on Thursday approved a measure that would allow undocumented students to pay in-state tuition and receive financial aid from Arizona universities if voters approve the change. The proposal aims to repeal parts of a 2006 voter-approved law that bars some immigrants from accessing public benefits.... Read more»

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