People and books

‘Más,’ the play about the ethnic studies ban in Tucson, premieres in Phoenix

Tooker House

New ASU dorm features Amazon Echo Dots, other new tech to create ‘engineering mindset’

‘Pay to Play’ an increasing burden for parents of Arizona high school athletes

Challenger Space Center exhibit to highlight Diamondbacks STEM Showcase

In record time, Queen Creek’s Casteel High becomes dominant football program

After Montana outcry derailed career, Phoenix College coach Pflugrad looks for second chance

Diane Douglas

Schools’ chief Diane Douglas remains lukewarm about AzMERIT test

Tupac? Bette Midler? Valley high school pregame football music runs gamut


ACLU says minority students, those with disabilities unfairly punished at school

Accomplished ASU women’s triathlon team attracting large-scale interest


AzMERIT scores show modest gains, decreases in Phoenix school district

USEE meeting

ASU’s DACA students meet, plan action

As GCU completes Division I transition, relationship with Pac-12 remains complicated

ready to march

Arizona higher education administrators work to reassure DACA students

Now Division I, advancing to NCAA Tournament is GCU’s ‘sole focus’


Students mark moment of peace and unity at Maryvale High School

Soccer field

Soccer team provides safe outlet for African refugees in the Valley

Reflections of Tillman accompany unveiling of bronze statue

International signees could help accelerate rebuilding process of ASU men’s tennis

Arizona cuts to college student support still among steepest in nation


Gender equity program brings women of color into STEM fields

Academies over club soccer? Casa Grande program leads the charge

cardboard school bus

Arizona group wants $57 million Volkswagen settlement to go toward electric school buses

International students find assistance adjusting to life at U.S. universities


Rural schools face challenges in teaching STEM

Majority of state’s Native Americans now speak only English at home

Arizona colleges strive to increase state’s graduation rate

Valley sports hazing incidents put spotlight on coaches and culture

GCU’s profile continues to rise with doubleheader invite

Former Tucson area firefighter devoted to educating bicyclists about safety

Officials: Summer meals program rebounding after years of decline

What’s your take on collegiate eSports?

Group hopes to stop school voucher expansion before it takes effect

Hundreds turn out to remember ‘bigger than life’ Kush

Arizona junior colleges provide viable route to professional baseball for players

DACA students: How will you handle the in-state tuition repeal?

Share your college experience

Youth hockey photo

Experienced a sport injury, but continue to play?

Chemical attraction: Scottsdale teen in national chemistry competition

Bullying and Hazing in youth sports: What’s your story?

Arizona students looked to make some history at National History Day

Arizona residents mark Juneteenth, say schools need to teach about delay in Emancipation Proclamation

Hamilton graduate Andersen and father take on U.S. Open

Kids Count report: AZ ranks 46th in U.S. in child education, health and family

Low pay for Arizona teachers lowers morale, retention

Do you have experience with recruiting student athletes for high school sports?

Has your child or student experienced bullying in elementary school?

Law of the letters: Two Arizona girls compete at National Spelling Bee

Why do rural areas of Arizona have a shortage of STEM teachers?

Officials hope new Mayo Clinic medical school in Scottsdale will help ease state’s doctor shortage

Arizona universities push for gender equality when hiring faculty

Teachers speak out about working conditions, and they’re not happy

Navajo school instills resilience in Diné youth through language continuance efforts

Cronkite News special : Education in Arizona

As textbook prices rise, college seeks alternatives for students

From Ireland to Tempe: ASU golfer adjusting to new life

Organization fights to revive Ajo’s economy after decades of recession

ASU athletes rely on online classes for high-demand schedule

In a Pew Research Center survey, 11 percent of the teens survey indicated they expect to hear from their boyfriend or girlfriend hourly. (Photo by Megan Bridgeman/Cronkite News)

Phoenix teams up with school officials to teach students about healthy relationship

Grading Schools

High school seniors appear to be acing first-ever civics requirement

How social media may be contributing to gang interest among AZ teens

Renovated Sun Devil Stadium could be a candidate for a naming-rights deal

New bylaw allows high school coaches to hold year-round practices

Arizona universities recognized as national leaders in composting

Winning the next battle: Report shows vets succeeding in college

In Focus, episode 8: Thriving without sight in Arizona

Growing at a gallop: Equine therapy connects horses, children with disabilities

Arizona’s open-enrollment policy can make choosing high schools complicated for athletes

May 3, 2017 Newscast

DACA teachers, used to comforting, find themselves in need of comfort

University of Arizona hopes new student fee for athletics can be game-changer

Hopi Jr./Sr. High School hires investigators to examine special education

‘Brain drain’ persists in Arizona


Phoenix teacher takes in sights as she takes message to White House

Eight things to know about school lunches in Arizona

Complete data: Percentage of expenditures on food in Maricopa County school districts

Arizona charters sweep top spots in ‘best high schools’ report

Southern California All-American lends big hand to young yoga students

In Focus, episode 5: Finding ‘hidden resources’ for autism care

Rich student, poor student: Tempe to offer free preschool program to improve education

Making the grade, missing meals: Community college students go hungry

Starbucks VP: ASU tuition program ‘great’ for business, employees and country

Is immigration affecting education?

In Focus, episode 4: Student triathlete swims, bikes and runs his way out of depression

Homeschooled but not home alone: Homeschooled teens head to prom

Girl Scouts open $18 million leadership center in Phoenix

Gonzaga’s Mathews an impact player, on and off the court

Lenders reassure students, after feds allow collection fees on defaults

Arizona native Benson hoping to continue winning ways in Glendale

Arizona teacher of the year semifinalist finds beauty in words, from Frankenstein to Coldplay

Parents, teachers and students learn grassroots advocacy at the Capitol

In Focus, episode 1: Service dog helps navigate life with autism

Trump budget targets grant benefiting 35,000 Arizona college students

Arizona bill would allow schools to stock and administer asthma medication

What is the future of public education under Betsy DeVos?

March 8, 2017 Newscast

Education board revokes, suspends licenses of AZ teachers

Two ‘non-traditional’ candidates reach short list for new UA president

Ducey presses governors on need for civics education like Arizona’s

Lollipops teach students what segregation feels like during Black History Month

State officials welcome feds’ reversal of transgender students rule

Legislator wants to add computer coding to Arizona’s public and charter schools

Stepping into Glendale mosque, leaving with education about Muslim faith

Close, but no futuristic cigar: Teens finish second in engineering contest

Over 60 with student loan debt? Share your story

Kids compete to make the world a better place – and learn, too

Teachers, families rally at state Capitol to ask for more education funding

From classroom to chatroom: how teachers risk crossing the line with students

3-D printer items and sign that says ASU Polytechnic Campus

ASU campus hosts largest 3-D printing research facility in Southwest

Navajo official worries cuts under Trump will hurt tribal schools

‘What’s one more?’ The revolving door of a foster family

Legislator wants to add dyslexia handbook to schools

Softball pioneers laid the groundwork for today’s athletes

Library coding clubs prepare kids and teens for growing job market

Navajo Nation partners with ASU professor to bring science and technology education to reservation

Students colonize Mars moon in Honeywell Aerospace Challenge

200-year-old invention with a twist: Elementary-school students learn while standing

ASU’s James Baldwin mural aims to reclaim stereotypes

No more line up to sign up: Thousands jump at expedited FAFSA form

Olympic Village plan another step in ASU’s goal to become ‘Olympic training ground’

‘Hockey Scholars’ learn science, math from hockey models

‘You’re not alone:’ Students, experts give advice on how to fight bullies, depression

Report: Teachers rated ‘effective’ may lag in student growth standard

Cursive, classic literature and phonetics: AZ schools leader sounds out new curriculum

Higher education leaders stress degrees as important for Arizona economy

During National School Choice Week, one family shares insights on home-schooling

Scottsdale pro spreads his love and knowledge of golf to hundreds of Valley kids

Hundreds of middle schoolers gather for MLK March on West

Lawsuit claims Havasupai students are deprived of ‘basic general education’

Arizona charters excited by DeVos nomination, public schools wary

Teaching the teachers to stay in Arizona

Arizona programs prioritize education for refugee children

January 6, 2017: Education Special

‘Godfather’ of Saguaro HS football back for Fiesta Bowl as key member of OSU staff

December 28, 2016: Education Special

Trump talk of eliminating gun-free schools a long shot, experts say

Walter Cronkite’s legacy and the future of journalism

Helmet improvement not perfect solution to concussions

ASU Mariachi Ensemble celebrates culture, music of Mexico

December 16, 2016: Education Special

Duties and dreams: Arizona Latina struggles to balance education, family

Refugee students gain freedom, then learn English in AZ

Driven: Immigrant mom travels 200 miles weekly to study for GED

Skateboard program boosts confidence, achievement in low-income schools

Faculty, students see new role for Latin American studies in AZ, U.S.

December 7, 2016: Education Special

Fairfax boys basketball team rallies around memory of Isia Slater

Grading Schools

Educators optimistic after seeing final federal rules on school success

Arizona 16-year-old lands perfect ACT score

Award-winning football player overcomes cystic fibrosis to find success on and off field

Corporal Punishment

Arizona officials unlikely to push statewide corporal punishment ban

Rural high schools confront low college completion rates

Four Arizona schools honored as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2016

Head Start

Head Start makeover offers opportunities, challenges to program’s backers

Fighting to regulate full-day kindergarten in Arizona

New Math

State saw largest science test score gains, still lags nation overall

Marcos de Niza kicker more than just a girl playing football

Arizona PBS will launch 24/7 channel for kids

Despite language barrier Chinese coaches learn from Arizona State staff

Schools out on Fridays as AJ students adjust to four-day school week

Whiz Kid

Goodyear seventh-grader goes to White House as ‘kid science adviser’

STEM internships give research opportunities to teens

Hurley and Final Four come together to encourage Arizona kids to read

A decade after recession, Arizona schools still suffer from budget cuts

Graduation Gains

Graduation rates reach new high; Arizona rate lags behind nation

Teacher Teacher

Who teaches the teachers? Rules would hold teacher colleges accountable

Arizonans: Do you have a passion for improving your community?

Goodbye Columbus

Renaming, reframing, reclaiming: Tribes’ different view of Columbus Day

Social media in the classroom: Communication or complication?


How do you meet demand to fill tech-related jobs in AZ? Get kids interested

Phoenix schools combat truancy

Extra credit: involved parents can improve student grades

Hundreds of books challenged each year by those who want them banned

AZ educators get creative in finding solutions to growing teacher shortage

Phoenix Rescue Mission cooks up jobs for unemployed moms

Scattered Schools

Navajo, feds sign agreement giving tribe greater control over schools

A game without borders: Suns’ Bledsoe helps grow basketball overseas


Former MLB catcher Chad Moeller finds passion in teaching

Ducey: College, trade school education improves Arizona economy

Slack for iOS Upload-3-800

Not shop class: Vocational education classes now focused on technology

Confused by elections? Ask a kid. Report lauds state civics program

Glendale schools closed for repairs, lead to half-day classes

Changes loom for grading Arizona schools

Arizona teachers: What matters to you right now?

Senate panel gives preliminary OK to school choice for tribal students

College students face unique challenges voting

Arizona earns praise for teacher training database, despite pay concerns

Childcare pays poverty-level wage, but Arizona still tops most states

Group home caters to LGBT foster children

What I learned reporting on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border

Arizona official says proposed school regulations need tweaking

ASU hopes to turn the athletic department into an Olympic training ground. (Blake Benard/Cronkite News)

ASU looks to become Olympic training destination

Rate of spending for prisons outpaces that of education in Arizona

Jamie Winterton, director of strategy for Arizona State University’s Global Security Initiative, is a mother of two young boys, ages 6 and 12. She says teaching kids about online safety is crucial in today’s digital space. (Photo by Alexa Salari/Cronkite News).

Risk to children’s online safety rises in summer

Arizona Democrats: Does Hillary Clinton represent you?

child coloring picture book

How do bilingual immersion programs affect students?

Court restores students’ free-speech lawsuit against Board of Regents

Lots of rehearsing, lots more fundraising, lands Nogales band in Washington

phone apps

Arizona parents and teachers: Are you worried about kids’ online activity?

Professors from Vietnam learn teaching methods from ASU

Bye, Bee: Arizona student can’t advance in National Spelling Bee finals

Scottsdale middle schooler advances to National Spelling Bee finals

phoenix suns assistant general manager answers media questions

NCAA rule change gives underclassmen more time to decide on NBA draft

Arizona education leaders call Prop 123 first step, still not enough to fund K-12 schools

Arizona teacher survey: Use Prop 123 to raise salaries

So close: Phoenix eighth-grader misses National Geographic Bee finals

A sign showing support for Proposition 123 on the day of the special election.

Ducey claims victory for Prop 123, opposition leader claims unfair fight

Cronkite News Education Special: May 20, 2016

Phoenix teacher joins White House call for action on court nominee

arizona voter in the special election

Election officials still counting Prop 123 votes, approval holding small lead

voting rights ambassador registering students to vote

Teaching young people the importance of voting in elections

Debate over Prop 123 rages on as election on education funding approaches

Teacher of the year uses White House visit to urge school support

8-year-old Valley girl launches ‘Buddy Bench’ to make sure every kid has friend

Legislators: State budget proposal slices education funds

Track legend Jesse Owens left lasting legacy on Valley

Gila Monster genome project uses crowdfunding to learn the reptile’s secrets


Son accused of bullying at West Valley high school leads to court, parent says

Coolidge junior college a breeding ground for rodeo success

school spending blackboard

Audit: 19 tribal schools in Arizona went uninspected for four years

police badge

Tempe students meet with police to dispel growing stereotypes

Arizona families get help to bridge the digital divide

Riley Danler, student at Primaver Online High School, creator of the Arizona High School Citizen App. (Photo by Alexis Dominguez/Cronkite News)

16-year-old develops free app to help students pass Arizona civics test

White House honors young inventors motivated by ‘hotshot’ firefighter deaths

Diné College official asks Congress – again – for construction funds

Phoenix Indian School property will get more renovations to honor its history

Arizona schools make up half of priority list for tribal school repairs

Begay urges Senate panel to back bill giving Native students school choice

autism awareness

Arizona Cardinals team up with students for autism awareness

Arizona school districts turning to social media for teachers

ASU professor creates a multisensory music experience with digital sounds

spelling bee

Valley speller nails the word ‘recumbent,’ heads to capital to compete in national bee

Tillman Center helping military transition to college

Ducey touts success in closing labor ‘skills gap’ to national audience

Tribal officials lukewarm to plan to use federal money on school choice

Local nonprofit uses hip hop to stop bullying in schools

Local nonprofit raising money to build clean water system in Cambodia

Students learn how to be smart shoppers

In face of low Arizona literacy numbers, Cardinals’ players read to children on Dr. Seuss’ birthday

Dan Majerle photo

Majerle putting GCU basketball on Division I map

Grand Canyon University’s rising athletic program turning heads

BASIS Charter School’s new Scottsdale location causing controversy

grad cap

Arizona moves forward toward statewide Seal of Biliteracy

Black History Month: West Valley woman helping others return to college

Bill would make cursive writing a requirement in Arizona schools

Finished mural causes an emotional effect on ASU students

art photo

‘Still I Rise’ mural honors African American activism

Opt-out bill advances in Arizona Senate

New bills in the House and Senate are giving parents more control with their child’s education

SB 1019 photo

Time running low as supporters of sex ed inclusivity bill voice support

Prop 123: ‘Vote Yes’ campaign pushes education message across state; ‘Vote No’ hoping to protect land trust

dog photo

Phoenix area police, schools weigh how to handle bomb threats

ASU’s first comedian-in-residence shares secrets of comedy in classes

Bus Driver Photo

Cave Creek bus driver goes above and beyond for students

Arizona Schools Superintendent Douglas testifies against authority-limiting bill

school spending blackboard

Another report, another F for Arizona schools; but U.S. only got a D

Desert Vista photo

Former Desert Vista teacher: Photo shines spotlight on racial issues

After nation’s deepest higher ed cuts, advocates see glimmer of hope

Baseball players holding Hall of Fame plaques

Peoria students honor Randy Johnson with mural

New app lets Tucson and Tempe students know what’s ‘Happinin’

Flagstaff counselor honored at White House as counselor of the year

Drone photo

University of Arizona hosts largest ‘Hackathon’ in Southwest

computer photo

Technology helps teach Navajo in new ways

Arizona still gets D+ on schools report card, despite some modest gains

Douglas: K-12 schools moving ‘one step closer’ to improvement

Classroom photo

Google takes Horizon Community Learning Center across the world

Navajo welcome $45 million from feds for schools, but say need persists

Obama on Obamcare

Storify: State of the Union Address coverage

Elusive NFL QB Cunningham enters College Football Hall of Fame as punter

Patty Talahongva

As Arizona’s Native American students struggle to stay in school, tribal leaders move to help

South Mountain Community College photo

South Mountain Community College pushes to correct course on graduation and retention rates

Rachael DeFraesart photo

Brunson-Lee students making significant achievements, despite economic, educational challenges

Charter school classroom photo

Arizona charter schools turn 20 with higher test scores

Carol Whaley photo

West Phoenix piano teacher’s lessons go beyond music

Robotics students share creations at ‘Roboception’

Arizona tuition program enables foster youth to earn college degree

Mesa Community College fighting to keep Red Mountain Campus open

AzMERIT low scores may help students long-term

AzMERIT test: 66 percent of students fail in reading

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

Arizona universities to add 60,000 students by 2025

St. Vincent De Paul photo

Schools gather canned goods to help food banks provide holiday meals

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

Brophy College Preparatory student wins journalism award

wheelchair basketball

ASU student coach excelling in wheelchair basketball

Scholarships help families with special needs education

School district broadcast teaches students how ice cream is made

A child waters plants

School garden grows sustainable students

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

State funding cuts endanger Joint Technical Education Districts, advocates warn

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

A fair education – private school serves children of carnival workers

ME3 app on phone

ME3 app helps students determine career path

school bonds photo

Most school funding bonds and overrides appear headed for victory

Leaders look to close Latino education gap

Arts education is making a comeback in Valley schools

Students studying

Scottsdale tutoring company joins growing online industry

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

Arizona education board reverses Common Core adoption

Arizona legislature school funding lawsuit could come to end

Panel explores economic impact of Arizona childhood trauma

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

Bomb threats at Valley schools may be connected to outstate threats