Education

Scottsdale tutoring company joins growing online industry

SCOTTSDALE — From biology to bowling, officials with Scottsdale-based tutoring company AvidBrain said they offer lessons for a variety of subjects.

Students studying

Report: Arizona college grads’ student debt among lowest in nation

WASHINGTON - Arizona college graduates in the class of 2014 had the fifth-lowest student debt in the nation, finishing their schooling at four-year, non-profit schools with an average bill of $22,609, according to a new report.


Arizona education board reverses Common Core adoption

The Arizona State Board of Education voted to reject the standards of Common Core on Monday in its politically charged monthly meeting.


Arizona legislature school funding lawsuit could come to end

GOP legislators are being briefed this week on a possible settlement to a lawsuit over school funding in Arizona Public School after years of legal battles.


Panel explores economic impact of Arizona childhood trauma

Increased early childhood programs, parenting programs and bringing puppies into schools were just a few of the solutions a panel of Arizona businesspeople suggested to combat the effects of childhood trauma.


School field trips get a facelift to match focus on STEM subjects

The lighting is dim, the wall paint is funky. Music is playing and the disco ball is swirling as eighth graders from Anthem School roll their way around the rink at Glendale Great Skate. Their laughter and exuberance brings back memories of school field trips in years past.


Bomb threats at Valley schools may be connected to outstate threats

Three Valley elementary schools received computer-generated bomb threats on Tuesday. Police are looking into them.


In need of classroom supplies, teachers turn to online crowd-funding

The dictionaries in the language arts classrooms at Sunnyslope Elementary School carry the wear-and-tear of some 10 years, but replacements are coming soon, thanks to a new ally: GoFundMe.

The reference books in Sunnyslope Elementary’s language arts classrooms are showing their age. (Photo by James Anderson/Cronkite News)

Charlie Rose honored at Cronkite luncheon

Veteran broadcast anchor and reporter honored for lifetime of work in journalism.


Green homes being built for needy families in the Valley

Students and volunteers with Youth Build are constructing three homes.


Former Mercury star Gillom and Xavier reunite after five years apart

Standing in the rotunda of Xavier’s Activity Center, Jennifer Gillom heard students say “superstar” and “famous” as they walked by her after the bell rang.


Cardinals’ Stanton, former Tempe High School teacher share breast cancer stories

Tempe High School hosted its ninth-annual "Pink-Out" Game on Oct. 2. Arizona Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton, as well as breast cancer survivors and students, came out to support the cause and share their personal connections to breast cancer. (Video by James Ulrich/Cronkite News)