Education

State officials welcome feds’ reversal of transgender students rule

WASHINGTON - Arizona officials Thursday welcomed the federal government's reversal of an Obama administration rule that required equal access to school facilities for transgender students, arguing that communities are better able to handle the issue locally.

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

WASHINGTON - When faced with the problem of cleaning up a polluted petrochemical site in Ecuador, a team of urban planners from Arizona turned to "microbial degradation" and "phytoremediation" to biologically break down pollutants on the site.

Navajo official worries cuts under Trump will hurt tribal schools

WASHINGTON - The superintendent for Navajo schools said "alarming" calls for the Trump administration to eliminate Head Start funding could leave tribal children without preschool programs or the education resources they desperately need to succeed.