Education

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

WASHINGTON - They traveled 2,000 miles so they could march 13 blocks down Constitution Avenue here, but students in the Pride of Nogales - the Nogales High School’s marching band, color guard and dance team – said it was worth it.


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

Children and teens spend a significant chunk of their time on the Internet. What steps, if any, do you take to keep them safe online?

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Professors from Vietnam learn teaching methods from ASU

TEMPE – More than 20 engineering professors from Vietnam are putting together an apple, mirrors, lenses and papers that they can use to project a hologram.


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

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - "S-c-y-l-i-u-m. Psyllium." A bell rang and, just like that, Nicola Ferguson was eliminated from the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee, just minutes into the final round Thursday.


Scottsdale middle schooler advances to National Spelling Bee finals

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - A Scottsdale seventh-grader survived the preliminary rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Wednesday to advance to Thursday's national final round, one of just 45 students to do so.


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

PHOENIX — Like many talented underclassmen in the last several years, Purdue freshman forward Caleb Swanigan decided to test the NBA waters, declaring for June’s NBA Draft and working out for the Suns last week at Talking Stick Resort Arena.

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

PHOENIX — Education advocates Monday applauded the approval of Proposition 123 but said Arizona education is still being shorted billions of dollars.


Arizona teacher survey: Use Prop 123 to raise salaries

PHOENIX – Some Arizona teachers want Proposition 123 money to be used to increase teacher pay, but the state’s two major teacher associations disagree over how the money should be spent.


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

WASHINGTON - Phoenix eighth-grader Ari Mehta said he spent three hours every night poring over maps, atlases and textbooks on geography, but all that hard work was undone in about an hour Monday.


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

PHOENIX – Gov. Doug Ducey has declared Proposition 123 to fund education in Arizona won voter approval, and the leader of the opposition campaign conceded defeat Friday.

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

Cronkite News Education Special: May 20, 2016

Educators across Arizona are confronting familiar challenges in funding and teacher retention. The Cronkite News education team reports on creative ways to address those challenges, including how to support veterans, improve literacy and use new technology to create multi-sensory experiences.


Phoenix teacher joins White House call for action on court nominee

WASHINGTON - West Phoenix middle school teacher Marisol Garcia said Wednesday that Arizona has come a long way since the Brown v. Board of Education decision struck down segregated schools more than 60 years ago, but it still has a ways to go.