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More Home Education Stories from Apr 2014

A local school's academic decathlon team is heading to the national finals this weekend. Pictured is Caleb Yetman, one of Canyon del Oro High School's academic decathlete.

CDO's Academic Decathlon Team Heads to Natl Finals

Canyon del Oro High School attending event for fifth time in nine years; theme is WWI and competitors will be questioned on knowledge.

Apr 23, 2014
Technology in Brichta school

2 Tucson Schools Make Natl Top 10

Basis Tucson, University High School listed in top 10 best public schools in the U.S.; Basis ranked 5th, UHS 7th.

Apr 23, 2014

AZ Gets $10M to Boost Low-Performing Schools

Funds come from U.S. Dept. of Education's school improvement grants program; program has invested in more than 1,500 of country's lowest-performing schools.

Apr 22, 2014
TUSD children in classroom

House Kills 'Empowerment Scholarships' Bill

Lawmakers reject expansion of state's school voucher program; would have made eligible 120K low-income students.

Apr 18, 2014

UA President Says Tuition Stabilization Helps Students Plan

Tuition is part of budget picture, but state funding for UA still lags, Hart says; tuition will freeze for 4 years for incoming freshmen.

Apr 16, 2014

UA Goes Public with $1.5B Fundraising Campaign

More than half already in coffers; another $640M sought in next 4 years, President Hart says

Apr 12, 2014
TUSD children in classroom

AZ Week: District Charter Schools Struggle with Unstable Funds

Gov. Jan Brewer had asked for $33 million to fund public school district sponsored charter schools; state Legislature came up with about 75% of that.

Apr 11, 2014
Tucson High Magnet School theater teacher Art Almquist has been named People Magazine's "Teacher of the Year."

Local High School Teacher Wins National Award

Art Almquist, a drama teacher at Tucson High Magnet School, is recognized as Teacher of The Year by People Magazine.

Apr 10, 2014

UA Foundation Sets Fundraising Goal Friday

Campaign will raise at least $1 billion for university endowment; "quiet" efforts have already been underway on the campaign for about 3.5 years.

Apr 9, 2014
Various club from across campus gather to recruit new members.

Board of Regents Approves UA Tuition Increase

Higher tuitions also OK'd for ASU, NAU, including 4-year stabilized rates for freshmen entering in the fall.

Apr 3, 2014

PCC Probation Evaluation Visit Scheduled for Sept

A team is scheduled to visit the college as part of efforts to reaffirm its accreditations after being out on probation last year.

Apr 3, 2014

ASU Center Aims for Modern Governance Models

New Policy Informatics center plans to study how governments can adapt using technology.

Apr 2, 2014
Steve Rains and Kate Kenski discuss their recent study on discourse and civility in online comments with a grant from the National Institute for Civil Discourse.

Study: More Than 20% of AZ Daily Star Comments Uncivil

Name-calling, personal attacks noted during three-week academic study of 300 news articles.

Apr 1, 2014
A dinosaur exhibit at The Arizona Museum of Natural History, a museum that has multiple displays for people who are interested in science or nature, and it is stocked with with tens of thousands of objects and photographs.

Museum Houses AZ's Natural, Scientific, Cultural History

Arizona Museum of Natural History is located in Mesa and has multiple opportunities for education.

Mar 31, 2014
Inside Bicas, a local bike shop that not only fixes and builds bikes for customers, but shows them the ins and outs of bicycle maintenance.

Bike Fest Celebrates All Things Bicycle in S. AZ

Bicycle enthusiasts are encouraging more people to discover the benefits of "pedal power" by using bikes as a form of transportation.

Mar 31, 2014
Pima Community College, PCC.

PCC Hosts Immigration, Undocumented Students Forum

Activists, lawyers and an undocumented student talked about issue, options with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

Mar 27, 2014

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