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

SCOTTSDALE - It was a casual offseason afternoon Friday at Saguaro High School. Seventeen players on the school’s varsity football team were in the gym lifting weights. It wasn’t mandatory; head coach Jason Mohns had given his team the final two weeks of December off, but some players wanted to come in.

December 28, 2016: Education Special

Cronkite News special: Education challenges, solutions and inspiration

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

WASHINGTON - Charles Heller embraces President-elect Donald Trump's proposal to eliminate gun-free zones on school campuses, a move he sees as "really restoring a freedom, not eliminating anything."

Walter Cronkite’s legacy and the future of journalism

Walter Cronkite's legacy and the future of journalism

Helmet improvement not perfect solution to concussions

PHOENIX - A Cronkite News survey of high schools in Maricopa County found that many are willing to invest in the highest-quality football helmets in order to ensure the safety of their players.

ASU Mariachi Ensemble celebrates culture, music of Mexico

TEMPE - On a Monday evening in September, Michael Smith hummed quietly and scrawled the names of mariachi songs on a whiteboard.

December 16, 2016: Education Special

Cronkite News special: Creative solutions teachers are finding to school challenges

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

QUEEN CREEK - When she was 5, Berenice Zendejas scribbled down the answer to her kindergarten teacher’s question.

Refugee students gain freedom, then learn English in AZ

PHOENIX- Jolie Zuza came to Arizona as a child in 2005, fleeing war and death.

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

COTTONWOOD — Zahide Betancourt wakes up at 5 a.m. every Friday to get ready for her weekly GED prep class.

Skateboard program boosts confidence, achievement in low-income schools

PHOENIX - Rhama Majid raced into the gym at David Crockett Elementary School and found her favorite set of gear: pads, a helmet and a skateboard. She strapped on her protective equipment, put down her skateboard and pushed away like she'd done it a thousand times before.

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

As President-elect Donald Trump approaches his inauguration amidst promises of immigration reform, it is unclear what impact potential changes would have on relations between the U.S. and Latin America, and how that would play out in Arizona.