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April 9, 2014

  • Native American Education  |   Video
    • Dr. Heather Shotton, former president of the National Indian Education Association and Dr. Bryan Brayboy, an ASU professor of indigenous education, will discuss Indian education issues, including student retention, graduation and higher education.

March 31, 2014

  • Charter Schools/Budget Battle  |   Video
    • Charter schools are being created by traditional public schools and that results in more money per pupil for the schools. The practice is being contested by some lawmakers as they work on the state budget. Chuck Essigs of the Arizona Association of School Business Officials will discuss how the practice works.

March 20, 2014

  • Clinton Global Initiative University  |   Video
    • The seventh annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative University will take place this weekend at Arizona State University in Tempe. Former President Bill Clinton, Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton will meet with more than 1,000 student leaders from around the world. The students will work at developing solutions to human rights abuses, women’s social and economic empowerment, and HIV/AIDS in the United States. Jacqueline Smith, ASU Executive Director of University Initiatives, will talk about the event, along with two of the student participants: ASU students Kathleen Stafanik and Josue Macias.

March 11, 2014

  • Voucher Expansion  |   Video
    • A bill has been proposed that would expand Arizona’s voucher system to pay for private schools and make it available to 73 percent of the state’s students. The bill’s sponsor, Representative Debbie Lesko, will discuss her bill with Representative Eric Meyer, who opposes it.

February 20, 2014

  • Arizona’s National Monuments   |   Video
    • The book “Arizona’s National Parks and Monuments” gives details about Arizona’s 20 federally-recognized parks and monuments. Donna and George Hartz will talk about their book.

February 10, 2014

  • Optimal Aging  |   Video
    • The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Arizona State University will hold a forum on “optimal aging.” Six speakers will present information on the latest research on the topic. Richard Knopf, director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in the ASU College of Public programs, will talk about the event and optimal aging.
  • Broadband for Schools  |   Video
    • Governor Jan Brewer has proposed expanding the state’s internet broadband infrastructure for schools at a cost of $350 million. However, the plan is meeting some resistance from school officials because it calls for schools to pay for it. Chuck Essigs, director of governmental relations for the Arizona Association of School Business Officials, will talk about the plan.

February 3, 2014

  • Arizona State of Education  |   Video
    • Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal delivers his Arizona State of Education speech, Monday, February 3, and will discuss the status of our education system on Arizona Horizon.

January 22, 2014

  • Author Thomas Moore  |   Video
    • Thomas Moore, author of the bestselling “Care of the Soul,” will talk about his new book, “A Religion of One's Own: A Guide to Creating a Personal Spirituality in a Secular World.” In a Religion of One's Own, Moore looks at the possibilities of creating a personal spiritual style, inside or outside of formal religion.

January 21, 2014

  • Historian/Author Jack August  |   Video
    • Arizona historian and author Jack August will discuss his latest work, “The Norton Trilogy," the story of three generations of Arizona's Norton family and their impact on western water supplies and policies.

January 6, 2014

  • Social Services/Legislature  |   Video
    • Budgets for social services in Arizona have been hard-hit in the past few years. Join social services advocates as they talk about what they would like to see from the Arizona legislature in its upcoming session. Dana Naimark, president and CEO of the Children’s Action Alliance, Andrew Morrill, president of the Arizona Education Association and Tara McCollum Plese of the Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers will discuss issues important to social services advocates.

December 30, 2013

  • Krauss on Science  |   Video
    • World-famous physicist Lawrence Krauss joins Arizona Horizon for his monthly look at the latest science news, including a comet that grazed the sun on Thanksgiving Day.

December 10, 2013

  • Krauss on Science  |   Video
    • Join Arizona State University physicist Lawrence Krauss as he explains the latest science news in his unique style.

December 4, 2013

  • ASU Downtown Law School  |   Video
    • Arizona State University announced plans for its new law college in downtown Phoenix. Dean of the ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Douglas Sylvester, will talk about the plans for the new law school.

December 3, 2013

  • Program for International Student Assessment  |   Video
    • The Program for International Student Assessment, otherwise known as PISA, will be released December 3. It will offer results on the 2012 international assessment measuring 15-year-old students' reading, mathematics and science literacy skills. President and CEO of Expect More Arizona Pearl Chang Esau will talk about where Arizona students ranked in the international assessment.

November 27, 2013

  • ASU Indian Legal Program  |   Video
    • Arizona State University’s Indian Legal Program is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The program was established in 1988 to provide legal education, scholarship in the area of Indian law and public service to tribal governments. Regents' Professor of Law and Executive Director of the Indian Legal Program Rebecca Tsosie, and Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community President Diane Enos, an Indian Legal Program alumna, will talk about the program and its impact on both tribes in Arizona and the state as a whole.

November 21, 2013

  • Disruptive Innovation  |   Video
    • Michael Horn is the Co-founder and Executive Director of Education at The Clayton Christensen Institute For Disruptive Innovation, a think tank that applies the theories of “Disruptive Innovation” to problems in social areas. He will talk about how Disruptive Innovation theories, where innovative, simpler and more affordable ideas replace older, more complicated and expensive ideas, can be used to improve education by identifying the root causes of schools’ struggles and suggest ways to customize learning for students.

November 13, 2013

  • State-of-the-University  |   Video
    • The Arizona Board of Regents is the governing board for Arizona’s three universities. Board President Eileen Klein will give a State-of-the-University address Wednesday, November 13, and will appear on Arizona Horizon to talk about the state of Arizona’s three universities.

November 7, 2013

  • Arizona Town Hall  |   Video
    • The latest Arizona Town Hall focuses on early childhood education. More than 170 Arizona leaders, businesspeople, educators, elected officials and students hammered out the latest town hall report to lay out ideas to foster improvements in our education system. President of Arizona Town Hall Tara Jackson and President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Todd Sanders will discuss the report.

November 4, 2013

  • Education Success Report  |   Video
    • A new report from The Annie E. Casey Foundation, “The First Eight Years: Building a Foundation for Lifetime Success,” addresses how states can help children thrive. The report shows problems children are facing and also points to solutions. Dana Naimark of the Children’s Action Alliance will discuss the report.

October 23, 2013

  • School Overrides  |   Video
    • More than 30 school districts in Maricopa County will turn to voters this year in school override elections which, if approved, allow schools to override their budget. Some district officials say they need money from local taxpayers to make up for cuts in state funding. Scottsdale Superintendent David Peterson and John Fischer, executive director of Stand for Children in Arizona, will discuss overrides and the reasons schools seek them.

October 22, 2013

  • After School Education  |   Video
    • The Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence is proposing quality standards for out-of-school-time programs. The standards, “School’s Out, Make It Count: Arizona Quality Standards for Out-of-School Programs,” were produced in partnership with the Valley of the Sun United Way. They were based on statewide input from out-of-school time providers, educators, families, business leaders and policymakers. Melanie McClintock, executive director of the Center, will discuss the standards.

October 9, 2013

  • Author Bill Bryson  |   Video
    • International bestseller Bill Bryson, author of “A Walk in the Woods, A Short History of Nearly Everything, At Home,” will talk about his latest book, “One Summer: America, 1927.” His new book details historical events of that summer.

September 19, 2013

  • Rodel Education Forum   |   Video
    • The Rodel Foundation of Arizona, which is committed to helping create a world-class system of public schools in Arizona, is hosting an education forum to foster a conversation about better education. Education leaders will act as “table hosts” to facilitate discussions with leaders from the business and education worlds. Also, a panel will discuss education reform. Jackie Norton, President & CEO of the Rodel Foundation will share details.

September 12, 2013

  • Education Funding  |   Video
    • A new report shows that Arizona had the third-highest state funding cuts per pupil since the recession started. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities shows state funding for school districts has fallen an inflation-adjusted 17-percent since 2008. Education-funding expert Chuck Essigs of the Arizona Association of School Business Officials will talk about education funding in our state.

August 7, 2013

  • Common Core  |   Video
    • New curriculum standards called “Common Core” go into full implementation this year at Arizona public schools. Arizona has joined 46 other states to use the Common Core standards for K-12 math and English. The standards will be tested using the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test. Schools are facing challenges in implementing the new standards and testing. Denise Birdwell, the superintendent of the Higley Unified School District, will talk about the challenges schools face in implementing the new standards.

August 5, 2013

  • Arizona Schools Report Card  |   Video
    • Letter grades have been issued for Arizona public schools by the Arizona Department of Education. State Superintendent John Huppenthal will talk about the grades, which have shown some improvement.

July 29, 2013

  • Reading Research  |   Video
    • New reading standards will take effect this year in Arizona. Move On When Reading will require third grade students to score better than the “falls far below” category in reading or be retained. Arizona State University researcher Carol Connor last month unveiled findings from a three-year study of several hundred students indicating that children need customized, sustained reading instruction from first through third grade in order to become capable readers. Connor will discuss her findings in light of the new reading standards.

July 22, 2013

  • Avondale Mayor/Education Secretary  |   Video
    • Avondale Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers met with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, other mayors and school superintendents in Washington, D.C. recently. They discussed partnership opportunities between cities and the U.S. Department of Education to create effective approaches to education reform. Mayor Rogers, the National League of Cities’ President, will talk about what was discussed in that meeting.

June 13, 2013

  • Rural Schools Survey  |   Video
    • More than 3,000 rural superintendents, principals and teachers were asked in a survey what rural schools need to teach math and science by the Arizona Department of Education. Science Foundation Arizona Chief Operating Officer Margaret Mullen will discuss the results of that survey.

June 10, 2013

  • Education Savings Accounts  |   Video
    • The Arizona Court of Appeals denied a request to block Arizona’s education savings account program recently, a ruling expected to be appealed. The program allows families to use money that would have been spent in traditional public schools for private schools, homeschooling or education therapy. Clint Bolick, the lead attorney from the Goldwater Institute, and Don Peters, an attorney representing the Arizona Education Association, will discuss education savings accounts.

June 4, 2013

  • American Indian History/Education  |   Video
    • Arizona State University Professor Donald Fixico will be teaching a new class in the fall that includes American Indian views and values with tools to succeed at the university. Fixico will talk about that and his new book, “Call for Change: The Medicine Way of American Indian History, Ethos & Reality.” His book argues that the current discipline of American Indian history is insensitive to Native people’s view of history.

May 23, 2013

  • Education Town Hall   |   Video
    • The latest Arizona Town Hall dealt with higher education in Arizona. The percentage of Arizonans with college degrees remains below the national average, funding for higher education is declining, and access to postsecondary education remains a challenge for many. Panelists who attended the Arizona Town Hall on higher education will talk about solutions offered at the event.

May 2, 2013

  • Arizona Education Issues  |   Video
    • An Education Nation Summit will be held in Phoenix to discuss Arizona education. Education Nation is an NBC program that looks at local education needs. Paul Luna of the Helios Education Foundation will talk about Arizona's education issues.

March 25, 2013

  • Common Core Education Standards  |   Video
    • A bill being tied into the new “Common Core” education standards is facing strong criticism from those who see it as a national takeover of education. The bill, while not mentioning Common Core, would allow the state to transition from the AIMS test to another as a high school graduation requirement. Representative Heather Carter and Laddie Shane of the Maricopa County Republican Party discuss the pros and cons of the issue.

March 20, 2013

  • Sparky Controversy  |   Video
    • Arizona State University recently unveiled a revised look for its Sparky mascot. The new design has been scrapped after a huge backlash. Arizona Republic reporter Anne Ryman and ASU Downtown student government President Joseph Grossman discuss the changes.

March 19, 2013

  • Performance Based Education Funding  |   Video
    • A bill has been introduced that would give high performing or improving schools more money. Dale Frost, Governor Brewer’s Education Policy Advisor, and Dr. David Garcia, Associate Professor of Education at Arizona State University, discuss the pros and cons of the idea.

March 4, 2013

  • New ASU Business School Dean  |   Video
    • Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business has a new Dean. She is Amy Hillman, the first female dean of the school. Previously, she was Executive Dean of W.P. Carey, a world-renowned management expert, popular teacher and noted researcher. Hillman will talk about her new role and her goals for the school.

January 15, 2013

  • Common Core Education Standards  |   Video
    • This fall, Arizona schools will implement rigorous new academic standards. Find out more about the Common Core Education Standards from State Board of Education President Jaime Molera and Higley Unified School District Superintendent Denise Birdwell.

January 9, 2013

  • Adult Education  |   Video
    • The East Valley Institute of Technology’s career training programs aren’t just for high school students. They’re also for adults making a career change or wanting to acquire skills that will help them compete in today’s competitive job market. EVIT’s Adult Education Consultant and State Senator David Schapira talks about the state of adult education in Arizona.

December 13, 2012

  • Arizona’s School Choice Policy   |   Video
    • ASU professor David Garcia, director of the Arizona Education Policy Initiative for ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, comments on his research on the effectiveness of Arizona’s school choice policies.

November 29, 2012

November 14, 2012

  • Education Funding  |   Video
    • The temporary 1-cent sales tax approved by voters in 2010 to fund public education expires next year. Prop 204, which would have permanently extended that tax, failed at the ballot box this November. We’ll take a look at how that affects the funding of public schools with John Arnold, Director of the Governor’s Budget Office; Chuck Essigs, Director of Governmental Affairs for the Arizona Association of School Business Officials; and Timothy Ogle, Executive Director of the Arizona School Boards Association.

October 16, 2012

  • New UA President  |   Video
    • Ann Weaver Hart talks about the challenges and opportunities she faces as the University of Arizona’s new president.

September 19, 2012

  • Move on When Ready  |   Video
    • More Arizona schools are getting involved in the second year of a national pilot program designed to allow high school students to move on to college or advanced coursework as early as their sophomore year. Dr. Sybil Francis, Executive Director of the Center for the Future of Arizona, provides an update on the Move on When Ready initiative.

September 10, 2012

  • Arizona Common Core Education Standards  |   Video
    • Arizona is implementing new, more rigorous education standards this year. The Common Core Educational Standards have been adopted by 44 states to improve math and language skills among students. Arizona State Superintendent John Huppenthal and Arizona Education Association President Andrew Morrill will discuss the common core standards.

September 6, 2012

  • Champion of the Earth  |   Video
    • The dean of ASU’s School of Sustainability, Sander van der Leeuw, has been selected as a winner of the 2012 United Nations Champions of the Earth award. Professor van der Leeuw talks about his work that earned him the honor.

July 26, 2012

  • Education Sales Tax Initiative  |   Video
    • Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett is asking the State Supreme Court if a state sales tax initiative should be placed on the November General election ballot. Bennett explains why he’s appealing a lower court’s ruling that said the initiative should be placed on the ballot.

July 25, 2012

  • Power Knowledge Corridor  |   Video
    • Mesa Vice Mayor Scott Somers explains what’s being done to transform a heavy concentration of educational institutions along Power Road into a knowledge-based economic engine for the city.

July 17, 2012

  • Maricopa Community College District  |   Video
    • As the Maricopa Community College District is celebrates its 50th anniversary, Dr. Rufus Glasper, the Chancellor of Maricopa Community Colleges, talks about the role of community colleges in Arizona.

July 11, 2012

July 3, 2012

  • Arizona High School Graduation Rate  |   Video
    • Arizona's high school graduation rate has jumped 24 percent over the past decade, the highest increase in the nation. Part of that growth can be attributed to a ten percent increase in the Latino graduation rate from 2005 to 2011. Bill Hart of ASU's Morrison Institute and Dr. Kent Scribner, Superintendent of the Phoenix Union High School District, will discuss what led to the increase.

June 26, 2012

  • Education Sales Tax Initiative Disqualified  |   Video
    • Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett disqualified a voter initiative from going to the ballot because the petitions were not filed properly. Find out what happened, and what’s next for the initiative that seeks a permanent sales tax increase to pay for education, from Ann-Eve Pedersen Chairman of the Quality Jobs and Education Committee that’s backing the initiative

June 19, 2012

  • Spanish-language Media: SB 1070 Education  |   Video
    • Spanish-language media across Arizona are uniting as “Hoy Somos Arizona” (Today We Are Arizona) to present a 30-minute program designed to educate and prepare Latino viewers for the forthcoming Supreme Court ruling on SB 1070. Abigail Duarte of “Mi Familia Vota” talks about the program that will be shown statewideJune 20th at 5pm .

June 13, 2012

  • Champion of the Earth  |   Video
    • The dean of ASU’s School of Sustainability, Sander van der Leeuw, has been selected as a winner of the 2012 United Nations Champions of the Earth award. Professor van der Leeuw talks about his work that earned him the honor.

June 7, 2012

June 6, 2012

  • Public Education: U.S. vs. China  |   Video
    • After visiting more than 20 public schools in China and India, San Diego school teacher Keith Ballard, a 2003 Milken U.S. National Educator of the Year, launched a public awareness campaign to improve public education. Ballard talks about the campaign and what he’s hoping to accomplish.

May 24, 2012

  • McCain Institute for International Leadership  |   Video
    • Arizona State University is launching the nonprofit McCain Institute for International Leadership. ASU President Michael Crow talks about the mission of the new nonpartisan education and research institute that is funded initially by a $9 million gift from a charitable trust established by Arizona Senator John McCain.
  • AZ Vocational Education in TIME Magazine  |   Video
    • Arizona Superintendent of Public Education John Huppenthal discusses Arizona’s Career and Technical Education programs that were featured in a recent issue of TIME Magazine.

May 8, 2012

April 17, 2012

  • Charter Schools vs. Traditional Public Schools  |   Video
    • Join Arizona Horizon for a conversation about charter schools & traditional public schools’ differences, similarities, advantages, disadvantages and shared challenges with Eileen Sigmund, Executive Director of the Arizona Charter Schools Association and Jeff Smith, Superintendent of the Balsz Elementary School District in Phoenix.

April 9, 2012

  • Tuition Freeze at ASU  |   Video
    • For the first time in about 20 years, the Arizona Board of Regents voted to freeze undergraduate in-state tuition at ASU. Glen Nelson, the Board’s chief operating officer, explains the current tuition plans at ASU, UA and NAU.

March 21, 2012

  • Education Excellence   |   Video
    • Marc Tucker, President and CEO of the National Center on Education and the Economy, talks about Arizona’s participation in the “Excellence for All” pilot program that’s sponsored by the NCEE.

March 14, 2012

  • Improving Public Education  |   Video
    • As Arizona joins other states in seeking federal approval to opt-out of certain requirements of No Child Left Behind, Horizon takes a look at what Arizona is doing right, what it’s doing wrong, and what it must start doing to improve public education. Guests are: State Representative Heather Carter and AEA President Andrew Morrill.

February 15, 2012

  • Arizona’s Science Standards  |   Video
    • Science Standards for Arizona’s public schools recently received a “D” grade from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, a Washington-based education think tank. Darcy Renfro of Science Foundation Arizona comments on the findings.

February 6, 2012

  • Project Humanities  |   Video
    • Dr. Neal Lester, Dean of Humanities for ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences talks about the launch of “Project Humanities”.

January 18, 2012

  • Arizona Technology and Innovation: Physicist and Author Lawrence Krauss
    • Arizona State University physicist Lawrence Krauss will talk about two new books he has written. One is about famed physicist Richard Feynman's life in science, titled "Quantum Man: Richard Feynman's Life in Science." The other covers the possible origins of the universe: “A Universe from Nothing: Why There is Something Rather than Nothing.”

January 17, 2012

January 12, 2012

  • Tucson School District Ethnic Studies  |   Video
    • Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal discusses his final ruling that the Tucson Unified School District’s Mexican American Studies Program violates state law.
  • Storing Nuclear Waste to Fund Education  |   Video
    • State Senator Al Melvin, Tucson Republican and Chair of the House Commerce and Energy Commission, explains his plan to raise money for public education by storing nuclear waste in Arizona.

January 3, 2012

  • Entrepreneur Magazine's College Entrepreneur of 2011  |   Video
    • ASU biomedical engineering junior Gabrielle Palermo is Entrepreneur Magazine's College Entrepreneur of 2011. Palermo and a team of ASU engineering students were honored by the magazine for their work on G3Box, a company they started that converts steel shipping containers into mobile medical clinics. Palermo and G3Box partners Susanna Young and Clay Tyler talk about the business.

January 2, 2012

  • 2012 Education Priorities  |   Video
    • Education advocates share their views on the state of public education in Arizona and what state lawmakers should focus on in 2012. Guests include Arizona Education Association President Andrew Morrill, Arizona School Administrators Executive Director Dr. Debra Duvall and Arizona Business and Education Coalition Executive Director Susan Carlson.

December 15, 2011

  • Move on When Ready  |   Video
    • 14 Arizona schools are participating in the Move on When Ready initiative designed to prepare students for college and careers as early as their sophomore year of high school. It’s part of a national pilot program that seeks to make American high schools more globally competitive and more responsive to students' individual needs. Learn more about the program from Center for the Future of Arizona Executive Director Dr. Sybil Francis, Yuma Union High School District Superintendent Toni Badone and Helios Education Foundation President and CEO Paul Luna.

December 12, 2011

  • 2012 Education Priorities  |   Video
    • Education advocates share their views on the state of public education in Arizona and what state lawmakers should focus on in 2012. Guests include Arizona Education Association (AEA) President Andrew Morrill, Arizona School Administrators (ASA) Executive Director Dr. Debra Duvall, and Arizona Business and Education Coalition (ABEC) Executive Director Susan Carlson.

November 29, 2011

  • Education Empowerment Savings Accounts  |   Video
    • Attorneys on opposite sides of a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Arizona’s education empowerment savings accounts make their cases for and against the program.

November 25, 2011

November 16, 2011

  • Education and Economic Growth  |   Video
    • The relationship between education, jobs and economic growth is the focus of the Developing Human Capital Conference taking place November 17 and 18 in Phoenix. Conference speaker Dr. Michael Mandelbaum discusses his recently published book titled “That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back”, and what it says about the ties between education and economic security.

November 15, 2011

  • The Future of Journalism  |   Video
    • Eric Newton, Senior Advisor to the President of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, discusses the future of journalism.

November 14, 2011

  • ASU Morrison Institute Poll  |   Video
    • Poll Director Bruce Merrill and Associate Director Tara Blanc discuss the results of their latest poll on immigration and a proposal change to Arizona’s primary elections.

November 10, 2011

  • Teaching Patriotism  |   Video
    • Lucian Spataro, President and CEO of the Scottsdale-based Joe Foss Institute talks about how the organization is teaming-up with veterans to teach elementary students about the values of patriotism and public service.

October 26, 2011

  • Saving for College  |   Video
    • Dr. April Osborn, Executive Director of the Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education, talks about the value and affordability of a college education and programs that help families pay for college.

October 20, 2011

  • Ocean Chemistry Research  |   Video
    • Professor Ariel Anbar of ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration talks discusses how ASU and the University of Cincinnati are planning to use a new geo-chemical technique to study ocean chemistry in an effort to study a mass extinction that hit the Earth 250-million years ago.

October 12, 2011

  • Teacher Quality Documentary   |   Video
    • “Mitchell20: Teacher Quality is the Answer”, a new documentary that explores issues of teacher quality, was filmed at Mitchell School in Phoenix’ Isaac Elementary District. Executive Producer Kathy Wiebke, who also serves as Executive Director of the Arizona K12 Center, and Barnett Berry, the Founder and President of the Center for Teaching Quality discuss some of the issues the film brings to light.

October 5, 2011

  • University Funding  |   Video
    • Arizona Board of Regents Chairman Fred DuVal talks about the Board’s $800 million budget request to fund Arizona University System operations in fiscal year 2013.

September 29, 2011

  • ASU and Mayo Clinic  |   Video
    • The latest news on the partnership between ASU and the Mayo Clinic with ASU President Dr. Michael Crow and Dr. Wyatt Decker, CEO of the Mayo Clinic in Arizona.

September 28, 2011

  • Civic Leadership Academy  |   Video
    • The Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy is designed for individuals who are interested in becoming elected officials, policy advisors and government leaders. Learn more about the program from Nancy Welch, Director of the Flinn Foundation’s Arizona Center for Civic Leadership and David Martinez, a graduate of the leadership academy.

September 27, 2011

  • ASU Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative  |   Video
    • Learn more about this program that helps ASU students learn how to start a business. Guests include Brent Sebold, the initiative’s Program Manager, and ASU students Gabrielle Palermo and Susanna Young, two founders of G3Box, a company that turns steel freight containers into mobile medical clinics that has been named a finalist for Entrepreneur magazine’s 2011 College Entrepreneur of the Year award.

August 29, 2011

  • Arizona School Nutrition   |   Video
    • Mary Szafranski, Deputy Associate Superintendent in charge of Health and Nutrition Services for the Arizona Department of Education talks about school nutrition in Arizona.

August 18, 2011

  • UofA President  |   Video
    • Interim University of Arizona President Eugene Sander discusses his role and priorities at the UofA.

July 27, 2011

  • Consolidating Arizona School Districts  |   Video
    • A special legislative committee has started looking at possible ways to consolidate Arizona school districts. Hear from members of that committee, Senator Rich Crandall and Superintendent of the Tolleson Union High School District Margo Seck.

July 25, 2011

  • Downtown Smart App  |   Video
    • Students from Arizona State University’s Cronkite New Media Innovation Lab have developed a smart app to help people navigate attractions and businesses in downtown Phoenix. Lab director Retha Hill will talk about the new smart app.

July 13, 2011

  • AIMS Test Results  |   Video
    • Arizona’s Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal discusses the results of the 2011 AIMS test.

June 30, 2011

  • Higher Education Funding  |   Video
    • Incoming Chairman of the Arizona Board of Regents Fred DuVal talks about his priorities which include a one-year tuition freeze and predictable levels of state funding at Arizona’s public universities.

June 28, 2011

  • Grand Canyon Institute  |   Video
    • Board members of the new think tank explain how it’s nonpartisan, centrist approach to research and education will help guide Arizona’s economic future.

June 22, 2011

June 20, 2011

  • TUSD Mexican American Studies  |   Video
    • Tucson Unified School District’s Governing Board President, Mark Stegeman, discusses the ruling by State Schools Chief John Huppenthal that the district’s Mexican American Studies program violates a new state law.

June 15, 2011

  • Mexican American Studies  |   Video
    • State Superintendent of Schools John Huppenthal discusses his determination that Tucson Unified School District’s Mexican American Studies program violates a new state law.

June 2, 2011

  • Cronkite News Service Washington, D.C. Bureau  |   Video
    • This week, the Cronkite News Service launched a bureau in Washington, D.C. giving ASU journalism students an opportunity to cover news and politics in the Nation’s capital. Find out more about it from Chris Callahan, the Dean of ASU’s Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

May 25, 2011

  • Arizona Technology & Innovation: STEM club  |   Video
    • Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary School in Chandler is getting kids interested in learning about math and science in an afternoon STEM club. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education. The school is taking part in the 21st Century Learning Centers. That’s a program approved by Congress that provides support for learning opportunities outside school hours. Hartford Sylvia Encinas teacher Eileen Carey will tell us more how the science club is helping kids learn.

May 23, 2011

  • Learning From China's School  |   Video
    • State Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal recently visited schools in China. He’ll discuss what he discovered, and what Arizona can learn from China’s schools.

May 4, 2011

  • High School Mock Trial Program  |   Video
    • Phoenix is hosting the National High School Mock Trial Championship May 5-7. Horizon takes you into classrooms and courtrooms as Arizona students compete to represent the State at Nationals. Guests include U.S. District Judge Stephen McNamee and Dewain Fox, a board member of the National High School Mock Trial Championship.

April 26, 2011

  • Legislative Wrap-up: Education  |   Video
    • We take a look at the impact of budget cuts and other legislation on public education with Senator Rich Crandall, Chair of the Senate Education Committee; Ann-Eve Pedersen, president of the Arizona Education Network; and Chuck Essigs of the Arizona Association of School Business Officials.

April 18, 2011

  • Career and Technical Education  |   Video
    • The FY2012 state budget eliminates career and technical education funding for 9th grade students. Find out how that impacts Arizona’s efforts to prepare high school students for the workforce. Guests include Carolyn Warner, co-chair of the Arizona Skill Standards Commission; Jac Heiss, superintendent of the Coconino Association for Vocations, Industry and Technology; and Brandon Ames, CEO of ABLE Information Technologies.

April 12, 2011

  • iPads in the Classroom  |   Video
    • Students in ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business were part an experiment designed to test the viability of tablet computers as a substitute for books and other printed materials. Professor Beth Walker, associate dean for the W.P. Carey MBA, explains what the school learned from the trials.

March 31, 2011

  • K-12 Budget Cuts  |   Video
    • School officials explain how budget cuts proposed by the Governor and the State Senate will impact schools and students. Guests include Dr. Ron Richards, Superintendent of the Pendergast Elementary School District in the West Valley and David Peterson, Assistant Superintendent and Business Manager for the Scottsdale Unified School District.
  • Higher Education Budget Cuts  |   Video
    • Northern Arizona University President John Haeger talks about how the proposed budget cuts will impact his university.

March 24, 2011

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Ear Candy Charity  |   Video
    • When schools are short on funding, arts education is often the first to get cut. The Phoenix non-profit Ear Candy Charity is helping to ensure that Arizona’s youth have access to a music education. The organization’s founder Nate Anderson discusses its work and how it is making a difference.

March 2, 2011

  • Arizona Board of Regents  |   Video
    • The Arizona Board of Regents oversees the state's universities. Hear what Regent leadership has to say about a bill to abolish the board.

March 1, 2011

  • State Audit: Classroom Spending  |   Video
    • According to a new audit, the percentage of education spending that makes it into Arizona classrooms is the lowest it's been in ten years of tracking that data. Tara Lennon of the Arizona Auditor General's office discusses the findings.

January 24, 2011

  • School Choice  |   Video
    • We kick-off National School Choice Week with a discussion about Arizona’s experience with school choice. Guests include Lisa Graham Keegan, a former Arizona Schools Superintendent and Founder of the Education Breakthrough Network, and ASU Professor David Garcia, director of the Arizona Education Policy Initiative for the Mary Lou Fulton Teacher’s College.

January 4, 2011

  • History Detectives  |   Video
    • ASU History Professor Eduardo Pagan, a co-host of the PBS series History Detectives talks about his love of history and some of the topics he's explored, and hopes to explore, on the program that's now entering its 9th season.

January 3, 2011

  • State Budget/Public Education  |   Video
    • A look at the fiscal challenges facing public education. Guests include State Representative John Kavanagh and Chuck Essigs of the Arizona Association of School Business Officials.

December 31, 2010

  • State Budget/Public Education  |   Video
    • A look at the fiscal challenges facing public education. Guests include State Representative John Kavanagh and Chuck Essigs of the Arizona Association of School Business Officials.

November 22, 2010

  • University Realignment  |   Video
    • The Arizona Board of Regents members Anne Mariucci and Fred DuVal discuss the Board’s plan to realign the Arizona University System into an enterprise model.

November 15, 2010

November 4, 2010

  • For-profit Universities  |   Video
    • Grand Canyon University’s Brian Mueller discusses the role and economic impact of Arizona’s private, for-profit institutions of higher education.

September 30, 2010

September 27, 2010

  • Higher Education  |   Video
    • New York Times writer Claudia Dreifus discusses Higher Education?, a new book she co-authored about the rising costs of higher education and the value students receive in return.

September 14, 2010

  • Federal Education Fund  |   Video
    • Arizona Education Association President Andrew Morrill discusses the nearly $212 million Arizona has been awarded from the federal government to help keep teachers employed.

September 13, 2010

  • English Learner Lawsuit  |   Video
    • The legal challenge to Arizona’s program for educating English learners is back in federal district court in Tucson. Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Education has issued a determination that parts of the program violate federal law. We’ll hear from Tim Hogan, the attorney representing plaintiffs’ in the ELL lawsuit, and Tom Horne, one of the defendants.

August 16, 2010

  • Race to the Top  |   Video
    • Arizona is in the running to win nearly $250 million for public education in the federal Race to the Top competition. As one of 19 finalists, the state recently defended its application in Washington, D.C. Now, it waits to find out if it’s a winner. Eileen Klein, the Governor’s Chief of Staff, and Paul Koehler of WestEd discuss the state’s application.

May 6, 2010

  • Move on When Ready  |   Video
    • State lawmakers passed a bill that allows high school students to advance academically and move on to college or career and technical study when they prove they’re capable of doing so. Learn more about “Move on When Ready” with program advocate Sybil Francis, executive director of the Center for the Future of Arizona.

April 7, 2010

  • First Things First  |   Video
    • State lawmakers have referred a measure to the 2010 general election ballot asking Arizona voters to repeal First Things First, an early childhood development and education program, funded by a tax on cigarettes, that was passed by voters in 2006. If approved, the measure would redirect tax money collected for First Things First to the state general fund. Rhian Evans Allvin, Executive Director of First Things First, discusses the referendum.

April 5, 2010

  • Race to the Top  |   Video
    • Arizona didn’t exactly race to the top in its effort to win federal education funding in round one of the national “Race to the Top” grant competition. In fact, Arizona’s grant application was very near the bottom. Find out what went wrong, and what Arizona must do to become more competitive in round two.

February 18, 2010

  • Educating Like Florida  |   Video
    • Improvements on test scores for Florida’s K-12 students are linked to education reforms enacted in that state more than a decade ago. But, can Florida’s success be exported to the Grand Canyon State? Some Arizona lawmakers think so. We’ll take a look at bills they’re considering that follow Florida’s lead.

February 11, 2010

  • The Great American University  |   Video
    • Jonathan Cole, author of “The Great American University”, discusses how great American universities have transformed the Nation, why they’re under attack and what must be done to protect them.

February 4, 2010

  • Education Solutions  |   Video
    • An exchange of ideas to improve public education with Chairman of the House Education Committee Representative Rich Crandall; Jack Lunsford, President and CEO of Westmarc; and John Wright of the Arizona Education Association.

February 1, 2010

  • ASU Teacher Education  |   Video
    • Dr. Mari Koerner, Dean of ASU’s College of Teacher Education and Leadership talks about the College’s efforts to improve teacher education, including a new partnership with Teach for America.

October 15, 2009

  • University Presidents  |   Video
    • The Arizona Board of Regents has challenged university presidents to come up with ways to make higher education more affordable. Arizona State University President Michael Crow, University of Arizona President Robert Shelton, and Northern Arizona University President John Haeger share their ideas for lower cost alternatives to the traditional 4-year university degree.

October 5, 2009

  • English Language Learners Lawsuit  |   Video
    • A new motion has been filed in the long legal battle over the adequacy of Arizona’s educational programs for English Language Learners. Tim Hogan, an attorney for the plaintiffs in Flores v. Arizona, discusses his motion for an evidentiary hearing in the case.

October 1, 2009

September 17, 2009

  • Civic Education  |   Video
    • Director of ASU’s Center for Civic Education and Leadership, Sherman Elliott, talks about the center’s mission to enhance civics education in Arizona’s public schools. He’ll comment on the Center’s Study of Civic Education in Arizona which indicates that civic education has been pushed to the back burner and is not being effectively delivered in Arizona.

September 16, 2009

  • Race to the Top  |   Video
    • Find out what Arizona’s doing to get a slice of more than $4 billion in federal “Race to the Top” money that will be awarded to states that implement educational reform and bring innovation into the classroom. Representative Rich Crandall, Chair of the House Education Committee, and Debra Duvall, a Special Advisor to the Governor, back from a trip to Washington, D.C. to meet with “Race to the Top” officials, discuss Arizona’s effort to compete for the money.

September 3, 2009

  • Community-College Growth  |   Video
    • Community-colleges in Maricopa County are showing an increase in enrollment this year. Dr. Maria Harper-Marinick, Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs for the Maricopa Community College District, talks about what the district is doing to keep up with the growth.
  • Chandler History Program  |   Video
    • We’ll take a look at the City of Chandler’s History in Your Own Backyard Program that shares local history with permanent signage in city parks featuring stories and photographs of the people and places that once existed in the surrounding area. The program is a winner of an Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History.

August 18, 2009

  • Schools and Swine Flu  |   Video
    • Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne updates us on what schools are doing to prepare for what could be a swine flu outbreak this school year.

August 17, 2009

  • School Tuition Organizations  |   Video
    • The East Valley Tribune recently completed a series about how School Tuition Organizations, which funnel money from tax credit eligible charitable contributions to students, might be violating the law. The Tribune's Ryan Gabrielson will tell us more about his reports.

August 6, 2009

  • A Lower-Cost University Education  |   Video
    • The Arizona Board of Regents has challenged university presidents to come up with ways to make higher education more affordable. Arizona State University President Michael Crow, University of Arizona President Robert Shelton, and Northern Arizona University President John Haeger share their ideas for lower cost alternatives to the traditional 4-year university degree.

July 21, 2009

  • Dr. Bernard Harris  |   Video
    • Ted Simons talks with Dr. Bernard Harris, the first African-American to walk in space. Dr. Harris is also the founder of the Harris Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports math and science education and crime prevention programs for children. The Foundation is co-sponsor of the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp taking place at ASU.

July 16, 2009

  • AIMS Test Results  |   Video
    • Arizona Superintendent of Schools Tom Horne talks about the latest results of the AIMS test.

July 15, 2009

  • Chess Camp  |   Video
    • Visit the 2009 Summer Chess Academy in Tempe where all the kids are winners.

July 7, 2009

  • Education Funding  |   Video
    • Chuck Essigs of the Arizona Association of School Business Officials talks about the budget challenges that continue for public education even after lawmakers restored K-12 funding.

July 1, 2009

  • Lower-cost College Education  |   Video
    • Arizona Board of Regents President Ernest Calderon discusses ideas for a cheaper alternative to the traditional four-year degree from one of Arizona’s three state universities.

May 28, 2009

  • Arizona Education Funding  |   Video
    • How much does Arizona spend on public education? It depends on how you do the math. Comparisons of how much states spend, per pupil, on K-12 education often list Arizona at, or near, the bottom. Typically, Arizona is shown to spend around $6,000 per student compared to a national average of more than $9,000, but the Goldwater Institute is reporting that Arizona spends more than $9,500 per student.

May 13, 2009

  • School District Cash Balances  |   Video
    • Arizona State lawmakers passed a plan to use $300 million in school district cash balances to help erase the state’s remaining $650 million dollar budget shortfall in FY 2009. Chuck Essigs, Director of Government Relations for the Arizona Association of School Business Officials explains why the move will result in a property tax increase for some Arizonans.

May 11, 2009

  • AIMS Task Force Recommendations  |   Video
    • Passing the AIMS test should continue to be a high school graduation requirement according to newly released recommendations by the AIMS Task Force. The Chairman of the task force talks about the recommendations which include a new exam for eleventh graders that measures college and career readiness. AIMS Task Force final recommendations

April 22, 2009

  • Education Legislators  |   Video
    • Members of the House Education Committee discuss the outlook for public education as legislators try to balance the 2010 state budget while facing a $3 billion dollar shortfall.

April 21, 2009

  • Arizona Education Funding  |   Video
    • How much does Arizona spend on public education? It depends on how you do the math. Comparisons of how much States spend, per-pupil, on K-12 education often list Arizona at, or near, the bottom. Typically, Arizona is shown to spend around $6,000 per student compared to a national average of more than $9,000, but the Goldwater Institute is reporting that Arizona spends more than $9,500 per student. We’ll take a look at what may account for the differences.

April 13, 2009

  • State Schools Superintendent  |   Video
    • Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne talks about the state budget crisis’ affect on education. He also addresses the lawsuit over the state’s English Language Learner spending, which is heading to the U.S. Supreme Court.

March 25, 2009

February 12, 2009

  • State of Education  |   Video
    • Arizona K-12 schools were hit hard by budget cuts. Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne addresses the state of K-12 education.

February 10, 2009

  • School Choice  |   Video
    • Arizona School Tuition Organization Association President Harry Miller talks about the state's tuition tax programs, some of which are facing legal challenges.

February 4, 2009

  • Education  |   Video
    • Dr. Jim Zaharis, Vice President for Education for Greater Phoenix Leadership, a CEO business group whose mission is to improve economic vitality and the quality of life in our state, talks about investing in public education in light of recent state budget cuts.

January 27, 2009

  • Legislature A to Z: Education  |   Video
    • With a $1.6 billion budget shortfall this year and a deficit as high as $3 billion in 2010, state lawmakers are considering cutting K-12 and higher education by as much as $1.5 billion over the next 18 months. Education Committee Chairman, Rep. Rich Crandall and Rep. David Schapira, a former teacher, talk about how the budget may affect education.

January 22, 2009

  • KidsCare  |   Video
    • The state-run health insurance program that provides affordable coverage for children and adults who do not qualify for Medicaid celebrates its 10th birthday as lawmakers consider eliminating the program completely. Guest: Matt Jewett, Children's Action Alliance.

January 21, 2009

  • University Presidents  |   Video
    • Legislative leaders are recommending hundreds of millions of dollars in budget cuts for the state's three universities. Arizona State University President Michael Crow, University of Arizona President Robert Shelton and Northern Arizona University President John Haeger join Ted Simons to talk about the proposed funding cuts and what it would do to the future of the universities.

December 11, 2008

  • The State of Education in Arizona  |   Video
    • As a follow-up to the PBS documentary Where We Stand: America's Schools in the 21st Century, HORIZON asks John Wright, president of the Arizona Education Association; Eugene Garcia, VP of Education Partnerships at ASU; and Michael Block, co-founder of BASIS charter schools how to improve public education in Arizona.
  • ASU charter school  |   Video
    • We visit a charter school operated by ASU's non-profit division and examine the success behind BASIS charter school in Tucson.
  • Phoenix's Roosevelt School District  |   Video
    • A review of the latest on the state's unsuccessful attempt to take over Phoenix's Roosevelt School District.

December 10, 2008

  • Oral Arguments: School Vouchers  |   Video
    • On Dec. 9, the Arizona Supreme Court heard oral arguments on a constitutional challenge to Arizona's school voucher programs for disabled and foster kids. HORIZON presents the highlights.
  • school District Redistricting  |   Video
    • Marty Shultz, chairman of the Arizona School District Redistricting Commission, discusses the outcome of recent elections to unify some state school districts and future plans to further consolidate school districts across Arizona.

November 26, 2008

  • University Tuition  |   Video
    • Arizona Board of Regent Fred DuVal talks about a pending tuition increase for university students and other university-related issues.

November 19, 2008

  • The State of Education in Arizona  |   Video
    • As a follow-up to the PBS documentary Where We Stand: America's Schools in the 21st Century, HORIZON asks John Wright, president of the Arizona Education Association; Eugene Garcia, VP of Education Partnerships at ASU; and Michael Block, co-founder of BASIS charter schools how to improve public education in Arizona.
  • ASU charter school
    • We visit a charter school operated by ASU's non-profit division and examine the success behind BASIS charter school in Tucson.
  • Phoenix's Roosevelt School District  |   Video
    • A review of the latest on the state's unsuccessful attempt to take over Phoenix's Roosevelt School District.

November 18, 2008

  • School District Unification  |   Video
    • According to the unofficial election results, voters in six West Valley school districts have voted to combine their districts into one unified district. The superintendent of one of those districts (Tolleson Elementary) explains why the outcome of the vote is being questioned and how the districts are preparing for the process of unification. School District Redistricting Commission

November 13, 2008

September 17, 2008

  • The State of Education in Arizona  |   Video
    • As a follow-up to the PBS documentary Where We Stand: America's Schools in the 21st Century, HORIZON asks John Wright, president of the Arizona Education Association; Eugene Garcia, VP of Education Partnerships at ASU; and Michael Block, co-founder of BASIS charter schools how to improve public education in Arizona.
  • ASU charter school  |   Video
    • We visit a charter school operated by ASU's non-profit division and examine the success behind BASIS charter school in Tucson.
  • Phoenix's Roosevelt School District  |   Video
    • A review of the latest on the state's unsuccessful attempt to take over Phoenix's Roosevelt School District.

August 13, 2008

  • The End of AIMS?  |   Video
    • A new state task force will consider changing or replacing the AIMS test. The Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards is a high stakes exam that high school students must pass in order to graduate. Join Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Horne, Arizona Education Association President, John Wright, and Dr. Karen Nicodemus, a member of the Governor's P-20 Council as they talk about the future of the AIMS test for measuring student achievement in Arizona. AZ Dept. of Education's AIMS Information Center

July 30, 2008

  • e-Learning  |   Video
    • Because of the Internet, students don�t have to sit in a traditional classroom to get an education. We examine the variety of e-Learning opportunities that exist in Arizona.
  • The Cost of School Utilities  |   Video
    • Facing the loss of $94 million they use to pay utility bills, some Arizona school districts were concerned that they would have to cut teachers and programs. But now, a provision in the new state budget provides financial relief. We take a look at how it helps.

July 9, 2008

  • school Vouchers  |   Video
    • state lawmakers have eliminated funding for school vouchers that help disabled and foster children attend private schools. Meanwhile, Arizona's court system is testing the constitutionality of these voucher programs. Do the funding cuts affect the case? Well talk with the attorney fighting to preserve Arizona's school vouchers.

June 25, 2008

  • school District Redistricting  |   Video
    • This November, voters will be asked to decide if 76 school districts should be consolidated into 27. Join us as we examine the pros and cons of school district unification.

May 28, 2008

May 22, 2008

  • school Vouchers  |   Video
    • The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled that Arizonas school voucher programs violate a provision of the state constitution that prohibits tax dollars from being appropriated to aid private or religious schools. The affected programs provide public grants and scholarships to foster and disabled children allowing them to attend a school of their choice. Well talk with an Institute for Justice attorney representing families who use these vouchers, and a representative of the Arizona Education Association, a plaintiff in the case. Read the Appeals Court Opinion in the school vouchers case.

May 15, 2008

May 7, 2008

  • school District Mismanagement  |   Video
    • Governor Janet Napolitano recently signed a bill allowing the state to take over an entire school district for what the bill terms systemic educational mismanagement. The Roosevelt Elementary District in Phoenix could be the first district to which the law is applied. A representative of the Roosevelt District and a legislator who sponsored the bill join us to discuss the issue.

May 1, 2008

  • school take over bill  |   Video
    • A new law has just been created that will let the state take over underperforming school districts. Hear from Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne on what's next now that the law has been passed.

April 24, 2008

  • Anti American teaching ban  |   Video
    • A bill has been introduced by State Representative Russell Pearce that would prohibit teaching of course matter in public schools that was anti-American or against Western values. Pearce will talk about his bill with State Representative David Lujan speaking against it.

April 23, 2008

  • Teacher Shortage  |   Video
    • Ron Marx, Dean of the University of Arizona College of Education, talks about the report his college has prepared for the upcoming Arizona Town Hall. He also discusses some of the challenges Town Hall participants face as they try to recommend ways Arizona can best recruit and retain quality teachers.

April 9, 2008

  • AIMS Test  |   Video
    • State Superintendent of Schools Tom Horne and Matthew Ladner of the Goldwater Institute talk about the AIMS Test and other education issues.

April 8, 2008

  • Beat the Odds   |   Video
    • We profile Beat the Odds, an initiative created for schools to increase student achievement among minorities.

April 2, 2008

  • School Utility Dilemma  |   Video
    • In the face of rising utility bills, Arizona school districts are becoming more energy efficient because the major source of money for paying utility costs ($85 million worth) will soon disappear. Without financial assistance, districts fear they may have to cut teachers, programs or both. Should the state help them out? Hear from two legislators with different ideas about how to deal with unfunded school utilities.

April 1, 2008

  • No Child Left Behind  |   Video
    • State Representative Mark Anderson talks about his opposition to a bill to opt out of the federal No Child Left Behind program.

March 27, 2008

  • No Child Left Behind  |   Video
    • state lawmakers have a bill that would make Arizona the first state to opt out of No Child Left Behind. If the bill is successful, Arizona would lose $600 million dollars in federal education funds. State Representative David Schapira will be on to talk about his bill.
  • Political Academy  |   Video
    • More than 50 Arizona high school students recently joined more than 400 students from around the world for a behind-the-scenes look at the relationship between science, technology and politics in the Honeywell Scholars at the Presidential Classroom program in Washington, D.C. Don Wilt of Honeywell and Chandler student Brianna Arendt talk about the program.

February 21, 2008

February 14, 2008

  • Improving Education  |   Video
    • What must be done to improve education in Arizona? Join our panel of education leaders as they discuss options and opportunities to make the state more responsive to the needs of its students. Guests include former Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Lisa Graham Keegan, Arizona Business and Education Coalition Executive Director Susan Carlson and Arizona Board of Regents Vice President Ernest Calderon.

February 6, 2008

  • Career and Technical Education  |   Video
    • HORIZON examines how high schools are teaching students the latest technical skills to prepare them for career opportunities related to the growing needs of Arizonas industry and business. Guests are: Rep. Mark Anderson, Chair, House Education Committee Gregory Donovan, Superintendent, Western Maricopa Education Center (West-MEC)

January 30, 2008

  • state of Education  |   Video
    • Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne talks about key issues affecting public education.

January 24, 2008

  • Improving Education  |   Video
    • What must be done to improve education in Arizona? Join our panel of education leaders as they discuss options and opportunities to make the state more responsive to the needs of its students. Scheduled guests include former Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Lisa Graham Keegan, Arizona Business and Education Coalition Executive Director Susan Carlson and Arizona Board of Regents Vice President Ernest Calderon.

November 29, 2007

  • Proposed High School Graduation Requirements
    • The Arizona State Board of Education is considering a plan to increase the number of math and science credits required to earn a high school diploma. Its also considering a new rule that establishes a dual diploma system. The Board President and a Marana Unified School District official talk about the proposals. Proposed Board of Education rules

October 31, 2007

  • Career Ladder Lawsuit
    • Career Ladder is Arizonas performance-based pay program for teachers. Twenty-eight Arizona school districts participate in the program while more than 200 others do not. They couldnt participate if they wanted to because the State legislature hasnt approved new Career Ladder funding since 1994. Gilbert Public Schools, a nonparticipating district, has filed a lawsuit claiming the program violates the State Constitutions general and uniform requirement for public education. A Gilbert Public Schools representative and the President of the Arizona Education Association discuss the lawsuit. Read the lawsuit. [pdf file] 598 KB Arizona Education Association Web site

September 12, 2007

August 30, 2007

  • The Cost of Teaching English Part 4
    • A panel is working on a model to instruct ELLs in Arizona. Find out more about the model and how close the panel is to completing this project.

August 29, 2007

  • The Cost of Teaching English Part 3
    • English Language Learners (Legislative Action) Find out what state lawmakers have done to provide English Learners with the educational resources they need to succeed in school.
  • spanish Immersion
    • English-speaking students in grades 1-5 at Desert Willow School in Cave Creek learn about math, science and social studies, but all of their instruction is in Spanish. The school was recently awarded a half-million dollar federal grant for its Spanish Immersion program.

August 28, 2007

  • The Cost of Teaching English Part 2
    • state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne and Tim Hogan, executive director of the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest, revisit Flores v. Arizonathe original court case that questioned the adequacy of the states education of English Language Learners. They discuss the primary points of contention and how the state has addressed the problem.

August 27, 2007

August 15, 2007

  • Education Special
    • This HORIZON special takes a look at several issues facing Arizonas students and schools. Learn about plans to reduce the number of school districts in the state. Find out how a school can be labeled as both passing and failing, plus the latest results of the AIMS test, and one schools efforts to help its students learn English.

August 1, 2007

July 18, 2007

July 12, 2007

  • Teacher Space Camp
    • A space camp for teachers was held in Huntsville, Alabama recently. The Honeywell-sponsored camp exposes teachers to astronaut training and teaches them lessons that they take back to the classroom. Phoenix teacher Lynn Pinda will talk about her experience at space camp.

June 20, 2007

  • English Learners program
    • The English Learners Program once again became an issue, with a U.S. Court ruling that the State Government needs to come up with a comprehensive plan by the end of the legislative session. Tim Hogan, Executive Director of the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest was on hand to discuss this ruling and its impacts.

May 16, 2007

May 9, 2007

May 2, 2007

April 4, 2007

  • school Choice Debate
    • ASU law professor Paul Bender and the president of The Alliance For School Choice, Clint Bolick, debate the school choice issue. An excerpt will play on HORIZON, and the full debate can be seen on the HORIZON Web site.

March 28, 2007

  • English Language Learner / Flores v. Arizona
    • Arizona State lawmakers respond to a federal judges most recent court order in the 15-year-old Flores v. Arizona lawsuit. The judge ruled that the State continues to violate federal law by not providing adequate educational programs for English Language Learners. Guests: Rep. Tom Boone, (R) House Majority Leader Rep. David Lujan, (D) Phoenix, District 15

March 20, 2007

  • Wildcat School
    • We have an update on an Arizona charter school and its goal to further students academic careers.

February 26, 2007

  • ASU Engineering School
    • Upon entering its 50th year, the Arizona State University Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering has a new dean, Deirdre Meldrum. Meldrum will discuss the school and the role of women in engineering.

February 22, 2007

  • Immigration March
    • Another immigration march is planned for May 1st. State representative Ben Miranda, one of the organizers of the march, will tell us about plans for the march and other events.
  • ASU School of Computing Informatics
    • Well talk to Dr. Sethuraman Panchanathan, director of the Arizona State University School of Computing Informatics. The school combines computer and information sciences with other academic disciplines such as geography, anthropology, public health, urban planning and biology.

February 20, 2007

  • school Vouchers
    • A group of education and political organizations filed a lawsuit Tuesday to stop state scholarships, which pay for some children to attend private or religious schools. We hear both sides of the school voucher issue from John Wright, President of the Arizona Education Association which supports the lawsuit filed against school vouchers. Also joining us is Tim Keller, Executive Director of the Institute for Justice, which plans to intervene in the suit on behalf of parents and children to defent the voucher programs.

January 24, 2007

  • state of the Education
    • Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne gives his State of Education speech to the Arizona Senate, and he appears on HORIZON to discuss his agenda.

January 18, 2007

  • Education Issues
    • susan Carlson of The Arizona Business and Education Coalition will talk about the governor's plans for education.

December 20, 2006

  • NAU President John Haeger
    • The president of Northern Arizona University discusses the new Arizona Universities Network that will allow students to enroll in online courses from any of the Arizona state universities. Through this consortium, students will have access to nearly 1,500 online classes.

December 14, 2006

  • BASIS School
    • A charter school in Tucson was recently named as the third-best high school in the country. Hear from the founders of the BASIS School, Michael and Olga Block, as they tell us how they achieved such a high level of success.

November 29, 2006

  • Regional School District Woes
    • Former State Schools Superintendent Lisa Graham Keegan talks about the current problems the District is having dealing with the Sandra Dowling fallout and the future of the Pappas Schools For the Homeless.

November 15, 2006

  • Voucher lawsuit
    • Last session, two laws were passed creating $5,000,000 in education vouchers for disabled students and students who are foster children. The voucher laws are being challenged in court on the grounds that they violate Arizona's constitution. State Representative Rich Murphy, who sponsored on the bills, and Don Peters, a lawyer for those suing, debate the issue.

October 18, 2006

  • school of Sustainability
    • Arizona State University is opening the world's first School of Sustainability in January 2007. The school will include a wide variety of disciplines that deal with sustaining human life on the planet. ASU President Michael Crow joins HORIZON to talk about the new school.

October 16, 2006

  • Education Special
    • From All Day Kindergarten and the AIMS test to the cost of a college education today, experts discuss our children's current education environment and what they'll face in the future.

September 6, 2006

August 31, 2006

August 30, 2006

August 29, 2006

  • Arizona Education Update: Arts Education Part two of four
    • Few will argue against arts education as a way to develop imaginative, higher-level thinking skills. But what are the standards for arts education in public schools? How widely does funding and program framework for arts education vary from district to district and school to school? Vivian Wessel, executive director of the Arizona Alliance for Arts Education and Darcy Olsen, president of the Goldwater Institute join the studio discussion.

August 28, 2006

  • Arizona Education Update: All Day K Part one of four
    • In June, the governor signed legislation making money available to expand the availability of all day kindergarten across the state. Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Horne, joins HORIZON to discuss the issue.
  • school Redistricting
    • During the 2005 legislative session, a bill established a 13-person School District Redistricting Commission. The commission meets on Monday to continue its work on crafting K-12 unification redistricting plans that will be placed on the November 2008 ballot. Commission Chair Marty Schultz and Commission member Rita Leyva of the Yavapai County Education Service Agency join the studio discussion.

August 17, 2006

August 16, 2006

  • AIMS Test
    • The Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) is designed to provide educators with information about students knowledge and understanding of various subjects, including math, reading and writing. While many support such standardized testing programs, others say the AIMS test is neither fair nor accurate in determining a student's potential. James Middleton, Division Director of Curriculum and Instruction at ASU College of Education and David Berliner, Regents Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at ASU College of Education will discuss the issue.

August 3, 2006

  • A Decade of Education and Innovation
    • Dr. Peter Likins, retired president of the University of Arizona, visits HORIZON for a look back at his decade-long tenure at the university and his future plans.

August 2, 2006

June 27, 2006

  • A Decade of Education and Innovation
    • Dr. Peter Likins, president of the University of Arizona will be retiring soon from the post he's held for nearly 10 years. Likins offers a look back at his time at the UofA and talks about his future plans.

January 4, 2005

  • State of Education
    • Help is on the way for Arizona high school students who fail the AIMS test. The state board of education approved $10 million for tutoring. Superintendent of public instruction, Tom Horne will talk about that and other education issues.

December 31, 1969

  • Lunch Wars
    • Author Amy Kalafa discusses her book “Lunch Wars: How to Start a School Food Revolution and Win the Battle for Our Children’s Health.”

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