Education

Sundt company, community college build careers in construction

COOLIDGE – The Sundt Construction, Inc. and Central Arizona College are training students to become the next construction professionals.

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NAU’s ‘real Lumberjacks’ find thrill in logging sports competition

FLAGSTAFF — Although Northern Arizona University’s students are nicknamed Lumberjacks, it’s the school’s logging sports team that fully encapsulates the meaning of attending college near the Centennial Forest.


Arizona academy gives free music lessons, instruments to youth

PHOENIX – A local music academy wants to make sure students learn to play an instrument even if they can't afford it, underscoring a federal guideline that says music is crucial to a quality education.

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October 10, 2017 Newscast

Coverage from the Cronkite News education desk

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Scottsdale sisters organize book drives for hurricane victims

SCOTTSDALE – Organizations and individuals have collected food, clothes and other necessities to help hurricane victims. However, two Scottsdale sisters wanted to do something different and held a book drive at Cochise Elementary School and Arizona School for the Arts.

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Goofy, grounded, ‘Game of Thrones’ fan: Pinnacle’s Rattler more than standout quarterback

PHOENIX — He is a “Game of Thrones" fan, likes action and comedy movies and is the No. 1 ranked football recruit in Arizona for the class of 2019.


Miller preaches eliminating ‘clutter’ as top-ranked Wildcats practice under cloud

TUCSON -- The University of Arizona basketball team held its first media appearance since allegations broke that assistant coach Emanuel “Book” Richardson paid bribe money to a player to sign with the team.


Touch learning + community = independence for kids with Down syndrome

SCOTTSDALE – A sensory touch technique can help people diagnosed with Down syndrome learn math and other lessons more readily, according to the leaders of a local nonprofit.

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New Phoenix Zoo exhibit teaches kids of all ages about dinosaurs, conservation

“Dad! Look!” Three-year old Anthony Contrades runs toward his dad as he watches a life-size Tyrannosaurus rex lean down and roar.

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On heels of FBI corruption scandal, questions surround Arizona program, Sean Miller

PHOENIX -- On the heels of the FBI’s three-year investigation of a college basketball corruption scandal, questions about the state of Arizona’s program and the impact it will have on coach Sean Miller remain.