‘Hardest thing I’ve ever had to do’: Cubs’ Rizzo reflects on returning to hometown after school shootings

Claims of better tribal school oversight draw lawmakers’ skepticism

‘Wanting to die’: Sexual assault victim shares story with athletes, including ASU’s

MCSO trains K-9 dogs to protect and serve

Tempe group turns old ASU vinyl banners into tote bags

‘It’s a sad day’: Reaction strong to news of football being cut at Maricopa County community colleges

ASU professor’s STEM initiative puts Phoenix, Egyptian students in the same virtual classroom

‘It brings back memories’: Mueller plays Open in front of GCU-heavy crowd, including father

On pointe: Teen with disability dances toward joy and a fuller life

From innovation to renovation: Wells Fargo Arena enhancements, adjacent facility planned

Pinnacle basketball: 3 Division I recruits, 3 different sports, 1 team

Lucia Alvarez

January 19, 2018 Newscast

Arizona education gets low marks on another annual report card

‘It’s a historical day’: UA introduces first African-American head football coach

Ducey unveils optimistic fiscal 2019 budget with emphasis on school spending

Arizona schools help refugee children adjust

January 9, 2018 Newscast


Ending the stigma: Programs create conversations about mental health in Arizona schools

Arizona school principals, superintendents mentor colleagues to handle stress, conflict

West Valley school prepares high school students for aviation jobs

Qin Li teaching

Journey to learn Mandarin Chinese from kindergarten to 8th grade gives global education

Fiesta Bowl coaches, A.D. react to ASU football hire, structure


Adaptive education helps children diagnosed with autism

Recession created ‘perfect storm’ for sharp rise in student loan debt


Displaced youth find ‘family’ in Tucson program

Her son gone, mother reaches out to prevent student suicides

Herm Edwards: motivator, commentator … and now ASU football coach

Shai Gary

Racism and social media: ASU anti-harassment program provides insight, tips

Once a victim, Cardinals running back Johnson supports anti-bullying campaign

Christopher Dickenson addresses community leaders

From disconnection to opportunity: Zip Code Project aims to reconnect the ‘disconnected youth’ of Arizona

Detour Company Theater

Arizona theater company hopes to combat lack of deaf actors in media

Title games return attention to AIA realignment process

Life after pro basketball? NBA G League Education Program offers some answers


St. Luke’s Medical Center teaches Phoenix bystanders to ‘Stop the Bleed’

Unhappy with ‘average’ performance, ASU fires football coach Graham

Sumlin expected to be among candidates considered during ASU search

Charlie Rose

ASU rescinds Cronkite Award given to Charlie Rose in 2015

As title game nears, Casteel football program provides comfort for principal battling cancer


Health leaders to offer opioid education to student-athletes across Arizona

Charlie Rose

ASU ‘evaluating’ whether Charlie Rose will keep 2015 Cronkite Award

‘I have nothing to say’: Graham mum about job speculation

Despite slowing, foreign student numbers in US, Arizona inched up

‘We would play on the moon’: Coaches OK with prep title games in Tucson

high five

P.E. teacher named 2018 Teacher of the Year

Jane McSpadden

Thunderbird High students take the stage to honor theater teacher’s legacy


Students march for DACA, against Arizona Attorney General’s lawsuit

Stop Sign

Tolleson high schools crack down on motorists who ignore stop signs on buses by installing cameras

High schoolers write 1,000 thank you notes to first responders in Las Vegas mass shooting

colorful wall

Phoenix charter for homeless students struggles with funding, academic success

AIA: Moon Valley followed protocol after player collapsed

Scottsdale student’s study lands spot in national science competition

Teammates mourn loss of Moon Valley football player

Advocates urge colleges to aid DACA students, lawmakers urge restraint

Joe Thomas presenting

Education leaders demand Ducey give teachers 20 percent raises

Despite location and lack of exposure, Desert Edge football continues to excel

Kitchen On the Street van

Kitchen on the Street bridges weekend gap in childhood hunger


Buckeye school district expands preschool program


Sundt company, community college build careers in construction

NAU’s ‘real Lumberjacks’ find thrill in logging sports competition

playing flute

Arizona academy gives free music lessons, instruments to youth

Lucia Alvarez

October 10, 2017 Newscast

Sydney and Taylor Levin

Scottsdale sisters organize book drives for hurricane victims

Goofy, grounded, ‘Game of Thrones’ fan: Pinnacle’s Rattler more than standout quarterback

Miller preaches eliminating ‘clutter’ as top-ranked Wildcats practice under cloud

founder's daughter

Touch learning + community = independence for kids with Down syndrome


New Phoenix Zoo exhibit teaches kids of all ages about dinosaurs, conservation

On heels of FBI corruption scandal, questions surround Arizona program, Sean Miller

Lucia Alvarez

San Luis teacher honored with Esperanza Latino Teacher of the Year Award

Jose Valadez

Academy offers free college tuition to recruit future teachers who stay in Arizona

faux-Egyptian painting

Avondale school district uses escape room to teach students critical thinking

Arizona assistant among those arrested in college basketball bribery scandal

Kaycee's Dog

A collection of autism resources in Arizona

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

‘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

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

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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

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