Education

Lenders reassure students, after feds allow collection fees on defaults

WASHINGTON - Loan guaranty companies hailed an Education Department directive that will let them again begin charging collection fees to students who default on a specific category of loan, a practice prohibited under the Obama administration.


Arizona native Benson hoping to continue winning ways in Glendale

GLENDALE — Oregon’s Casey Benson has already won three basketball championships in Glendale.


Arizona teacher of the year semifinalist finds beauty in words, from Frankenstein to Coldplay

SIERRA VISTA – Seniors in Karen Bristow’s high-school English class at Buena High School stared blankly at a screen as she pulled up Coldplay’s “Viva la Vida” music video.


Parents, teachers and students learn grassroots advocacy at the Capitol

PHOENIX – Parents, teachers and students have a few options when it comes to improving their schools. One way is through the Legislature, but some people don’t have the tools or knowledge to advocate for their issues.


In Focus, episode 1: Service dog helps navigate life with autism

In the first episode of In Focus, producer Ben Flores talks with 25-year-old Lynsie Andreasky about living with autism. Lynsie was diagnosed with high-functioning autism when she was 16. Since then, she has faced many challenges, including depression and overwhelming anxiety. Lynsie shares her story of overcoming challenges thanks to a service dog named Kaycee. We learn how even the smallest dogs are trained to help reduce anxiety and facilitate social interaction.


Trump budget targets grant benefiting 35,000 Arizona college students

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration's budget blueprint calls for eliminating a need-based grant that benefits more than 35,000 Arizona college students, a cut that one expert said could be "a real setback for students."


Arizona bill would allow schools to stock and administer asthma medication

PHOENIX – Arizona’s asthmatic children might breathe easier this fall if legislation shielding public and charter schools from lawsuits for dispensing aid without parental consent becomes law.


What is the future of public education under Betsy DeVos?

Betsy DeVos, a billionaire philanthropist from Michigan, was selected by President Donald Trump as the new secretary of education.


March 8, 2017 Newscast

Cronkite News special: Education across Arizona


Education board revokes, suspends licenses of AZ teachers

PHOENIX – The Arizona Board of Education has revoked the licenses of two Arizona teachers accused of communicating inappropriately with students online or on social media and suspended the licenses of two teachers accused of drinking on the job.


Two ‘non-traditional’ candidates reach short list for new UA president

PHOENIX – A leader of innovation and research at Arizona State University and the chief executive of Texas Medical Center are finalists to become the next president of the University of Arizona.