Education

GCU’s profile continues to rise with doubleheader invite

PHOENIX — The last time a college basketball doubleheader landed in downtown Phoenix, Talking Stick Resort Arena was still U.S. Airways, the Suns were a perennial power in the Western Conference, and a duo of games was played featuring Arizona vs. Illinois and Gonzaga against the Kevin Durant-led Texas Longhorns.


Former Tucson area firefighter devoted to educating bicyclists about safety

TUCSON — In 2008, Tucson resident Brendan Lyons was, by his own description, an overweight emergency medical technician who dreamed of becoming a firefighter. That dream and the fitness it would require seemed out of reach until a friend introduced him to cycling.


Officials: Summer meals program rebounding after years of decline

WASHINGTON - Advocates and Arizona education officials say they are confident the summer meal program for low-income children will start to climb this summer, after five years of steady declines that saw meals served drop more than 50 percent.


What’s your take on collegiate eSports?

On the collegiate front, eSports are on the rise.


Group hopes to stop school voucher expansion before it takes effect

WASHINGTON - When Arizona students return to school in August, a new law could make the state's Empowerment Scholarship Accounts available to all 1.1 million of them. Unless a grassroots group of opponents has its way.


Hundreds turn out to remember ‘bigger than life’ Kush

TEMPE -- Dan Kush stood at the entrance of the church, welcoming family, fans and former players with a smile. Despite the passing of his father, longtime Arizona State football coach Frank Kush, the mood was a healing one as teammates reconnected, stories were exchanged and the icon’s life was celebrated.