Education

Why do rural areas of Arizona have a shortage of STEM teachers?

STEM education in rural areas of Arizona has been falling behind the curve compared to metropolitan areas, according to Arizona Science Foundation.


Officials hope new Mayo Clinic medical school in Scottsdale will help ease state’s doctor shortage

SCOTTSDALE – Dr. Amit Shah smiles as he demonstrates the new technology at the Mayo Clinic’s new medical school campus in Scottsdale.


Arizona universities push for gender equality when hiring faculty

PHOENIX -- Usha Jagannathan applied for a full-time community college teaching position year after year for more than a decade. Within 13 years of graduating from her doctoral program in Technology and E-learning from Northcentral University, she worked as many as three jobs at a time.


Teachers speak out about working conditions, and they’re not happy

WASHINGTON - For the past decade, the vast majority of Arizona counties have faced a teacher shortage at the beginning of the school year, and as school districts head into the summer many teachers expect more of the same.


Navajo school instills resilience in Diné youth through language continuance efforts

WINDOW ROCK -- “Béédaałniih: Diné bizaad bídahwiil’aah. Táadoo biligáana k’ehjí yádaalłti’í. Ahéhee’."


Cronkite News special : Education in Arizona

Cronkite News special : Education in Arizona


As textbook prices rise, college seeks alternatives for students

PHOENIX – Tuition. Dorms. Parking. Supplies. The cost of higher education can seem daunting, but one Valley school wants to eliminate a large component of that high cost: textbooks.


From Ireland to Tempe: ASU golfer adjusting to new life

TEMPE — The transition into college as a freshman is overwhelming enough, especially for a student-athlete coming from overseas. Imagine coming in ranked as one of the top female amateur golfers in the world.


Organization fights to revive Ajo’s economy after decades of recession

Ajo, Arizona, once nearly a ghost town, is in the hands of a single nonprofit seeking to save the economy by getting residents back into school and the workforce.


ASU athletes rely on online classes for high-demand schedule

TEMPE — Whether it is football, basketball, soccer or gymnastics, student-athletes have the added pressure to perform not only on the field but in the classroom.


Phoenix teams up with school officials to teach students about healthy relationship

PHOENIX – What would you do if your boyfriend asked you for your cellphone password so he could check your phone?

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)

High school seniors appear to be acing first-ever civics requirement

WASHINGTON - The civics test that will be required of all graduating high school seniors this spring does not appear to have been that much of a test for members of the Class of 2017.

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