A New York man suspected of placing numerous threatening phone calls to Flagstaff, Arizona, schools has been arrested.
Viktor Lisnyak, of Staten Island, New York, was arrested on July 17. He faces five counts of transmitting threatening communications in interstate commerce.
Officials say Lisnyak, who is 29 years old, made calls between March and May in which he threatened to kill school children. He made the calls to two elementary schools, one middle school and a preschool, police say.
A judge has granted the state Board of Education's request to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas over authority to oversee and fire the board's staff.
Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Patricia Starr ruled Tuesday that part of Douglas' suit was a "political question" inappropriate for a court to decide. The judge also said other parts of the suit were too abstract to warrant a court ruling.
The state’s top educator is caught up in controversy, after she voted against removing teachers from schools if they’ve been convicted of sex crimes. As Arizona Public Radio’s Aaron Granillo reports, Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas voted no because she had a problem with the official paperwork.
Museum of Northern Arizona President Dr. Robert Breunig, Navajo educator and musician Jeneda Benally and First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House ceremony Monday awarding MNA the 2015 National Medal for Museum and Library Service.
The Museum of Northern Arizona has been awarded the 2015 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the award was presented Monday by First Lady Michelle Obama at a White House ceremony.
It’s probably safe to assume that when it comes to music, most elementary school kids are more familiar with Bieber than Beethoven. But, an education program run by Carnegie Hall aims to change that. As Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports, Link Up not only teaches kids about orchestral music, it gets them out of the classroom and performing with their local symphonies.
After Tuesday’s election, two statewide races and votes on a ballot proposition remain too close to call. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, thousands of uncounted ballots could have a significant impact on the outcomes.
Gov. Jan Brewer says state lawmakers should stop fighting public schools in court and come up with the money they are due to compensate them for inflation. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.
If the ongoing political debates about education funding have not convinced you, a new study might: this state is the sixth worst place in the nation to be a teacher. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.