Education

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

WASHINGTON - Arizona cut higher education funding deeper than any other state last year, capping a five-year period in which the state led the nation with a 27.3 percent cut from its support for colleges, a new report says.


Peoria students honor Randy Johnson with mural

PEORIA – Randy Johnson’s 6-foot-10-inch frame dwarfs most others, but for once, the Big Unit was dwarfed – by his own likeness.

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

A new app called 'Happinin' aims to let students at Arizona State University and the University of Arizona know about events and nearby deals.


Flagstaff counselor honored at White House as counselor of the year

WASHINGTON - Flagstaff High School guidance counselor Katherine Pastor said it's enough to know her work helps make a difference in students' lives - but the hugs from Michelle Obama were probably nice to get, too.


University of Arizona hosts largest ‘Hackathon’ in Southwest

The southwest's largest hacking event, dubbed, "Hackathon," was held at the University of Arizona.

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Technology helps teach Navajo in new ways

TUCSON – Learning a new language can be hard, especially when the language is as scarce and complicated as the Navajo language.

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

WASHINGTON - Arizona student test scores stayed level from 2013 to 2015 while scores nationally declined slightly, but the state's marginal gains were not enough to lift it out of the bottom ranks on a new national report card.


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

Arizona’s top schools chief, Diane Douglas, said she will focus in 2016 on improving schools’ basement-level academic performance and will closely watch a May election to see if voters will put more money toward schools.


Google takes Horizon Community Learning Center across the world

Faith Manegold, a ninth-grader at Horizon Community Learning Center, walks around a cathedral in Verona, Italy. She examines the details of the structure and imagines the scenes of Romeo and Juliet that she is learning in class. However, she hasn’t stepped foot outside of her school’s multipurpose room in Phoenix.

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

WASHINGTON - Interior Secretary Sally Jewell delivered $45 million of "long overdue" construction funds Thursday for two long-neglected schools in the Navajo Nation, the last of 14 schools promised funding there 12 years ago.


Storify: State of the Union Address coverage

This Storify previews and covers the 2016 State of the Union Address, the last for President Obama.

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

SCOTTSDALE – Randall Cunningham created a lasting legacy for himself as a quarterback in the NFL using his arm and running ability. But he needed his punting leg to get him into the College Football Hall of Fame.