Education

Arizona universities to add 60,000 students by 2025

Expansion of student populations across Arizona’s three major universities is underway as the Arizona Board of Regents approved a new metrics goal for the year 2025.

Arizona State University is already the nation’s largest public institution. (Photo by Mitch Quesada/Cronkite News)

Schools gather canned goods to help food banks provide holiday meals

Many families will wake up to the smell of a turkey already roasting in the oven, potatoes boiling for mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie and apple pies in the oven with a stove full of pots cooking the traditional trimmings of a Thanksgiving meal, all thanks to help from some Valley schools and local charities.

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Arizona PIRG Education Fund reminds consumers to be cautious while shopping this holiday season

With Black Friday coming and Christmas in one month, buying toys will be at the top of the list for many parents.


Brophy College Preparatory student wins journalism award

One Brophy College Preparatory student is being recognized for excellence in journalism. Reece Krantz realizes creating a newspaper is a team effort.


ASU student coach excelling in wheelchair basketball

On advice of a physical therapist, David Gonzales took up the game and now coaches the ASU wheelchair team.

wheelchair basketball

Scholarships help families with special needs education

Arizona ranked No. 1 for the best state to live in because of how well state Medicaid programs serve those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, according to a study released this year by United Cerebral Palsy.


School district broadcast teaches students how ice cream is made

Ice Cream Factory, a four week-long live broadcast, teaches Paradise Valley School District first graders every step in the ice cream making process while featuring experts from local companies.


School garden grows sustainable students

TUCSON – A whistle blows and little feet run through the hallway and out to the open courtyard of Manzo Elementary that contains the school’s garden. A frenzy of chatter and chicken squawks fill the warm November air.

A child waters plants

State funding cuts endanger Joint Technical Education Districts, advocates warn

Hailey Adams surveys the equipment in the West-MEC Veterinary Sciences building: an array of kennels, surgical tables and X-ray machines.

Hailey Adams is a West-MEC Veterinary Sciences Instructor who teaches students to become certified veterinary assistants. (Photo by James Anderson/Cronkite News)

Nearly all Phoenix’s Central High seniors apply to college, bucking state trend

You might look at the month of November and think Thanksgiving and Christmas are around the corner.


A fair education – private school serves children of carnival workers

The mechanical roar of Galaxy Coaster combined with joyous screams blare over the faint scratch of pencils on paper. Dylan Lopez chips away at this week’s science homework; the din of the Arizona State Fair doesn’t faze him.


ME3 app helps students determine career path

Many high schoolers have trouble deciding their path in college and what they want to major in.

ME3 app on phone