Education

Students march for DACA, against Arizona Attorney General’s lawsuit

“When student rights are under attack, what do we do?” “STAND UP, FIGHT BACK!” TEMPE - Last Thursday, the student organization Undocumented Students for Education Equity lead a march in support of DACA students. Dozens of students marched through Arizona State University’s main campus, chanting and holding signs.

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Tolleson high schools crack down on motorists who ignore stop signs on buses by installing cameras

TOLLESON – Tolleson Union High School District has installed cameras on 20 of its buses to deter motorists who ignore the stop signs that come down when students get on or off the bus. The district plans to add 18 more by the end of November.

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High schoolers write 1,000 thank you notes to first responders in Las Vegas mass shooting

PHOENIX – Students from a Peoria high school penned 1,000 hand-written notes of appreciation for first responders in the Las Vegas mass shooting.


Phoenix charter for homeless students struggles with funding, academic success

PHOENIX — The Children First Leadership Academy in Phoenix was given a big, fat F by the Arizona Department of Education’s new rating system, but one reason its academic success is low may be a shortage of funding for the population the school serves.

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AIA: Moon Valley followed protocol after player collapsed

PHOENIX -- A cloud loomed over Moon Valley High School Monday as students and staff mourned the loss of one of their own. Carlos Sanchez was a junior at the school and a player on the varsity football team. During Friday’s game, he collapsed on the field after a play that resulted in his head hitting the ground hard.


Scottsdale student’s study lands spot in national science competition

WASHINGTON - A study that asks the question, "Can Technology be Used to Modify Behavior and Reduce Rates of Melanoma" may sound pretty dry - but for Scottsdale eighth-grader Arjun Moorthy, it's personal.


Teammates mourn loss of Moon Valley football player

PHOENIX -- Described as “kind to everyone” and having “so much heart” by teammates, Moon Valley High School’s Carlos Sanchez remained on the minds of those close to him.


Advocates urge colleges to aid DACA students, lawmakers urge restraint

WASHINGTON - Colleges and universities may not be able to change immigration law, but they can do more to help those students faced with losing their protection from deportation.


Education leaders demand Ducey give teachers 20 percent raises

PHOENIX – Leaders of a major Arizona teacher organization said Friday they were outraged when Gov. Doug Ducey reportedly gave several members of his staff 20 percent raises while teachers are getting a one percent salary increase, saying educators deserve more money.

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Despite location and lack of exposure, Desert Edge football continues to excel

GOODYEAR — Twenty miles from downtown Phoenix, 40 miles from Chandler and 30-plus from Tempe and Scottsdale. That’s how far Goodyear Desert Edge High School is from some of the Valley’s highly populated high school football cities.


Kitchen on the Street bridges weekend gap in childhood hunger

PHOENIX – Kitchen on the Street works to close a gap in childhood hunger by giving students bags of nutritious food to eat over the weekend – enough to feed them until they return to school to get meals.

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Buckeye school district expands preschool program

BUCKEYE – The Buckeye Elementary School District has opened a second preschool to accommodate growth in the West Valley.

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