Education

Bee happy: Arizona students at spelling bee aim to enjoy the moment

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - None of the eight Arizona students at the Scripps National Spelling Bee made the list of 41 finalists who will vie for the national title, but they tried to "relish the experience" of being among the 519 spellers to make nationals from millions who competed nationwide.


Educators not surprised by Fort Worth’s play to lure Arizona teachers

WASHINGTON - State educators said they were not surprised to see a Texas school district erecting billboards around Phoenix in hopes of luring underpaid Arizona teachers away - and said they wouldn't be surprised if the effort is successful.


Ducey: Evolution should still be taught in schools

Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday said he believes that evolution should remain a part of Arizona’s science education curriculum, referring to state schools’ superintendent Diane Douglas attempts to remove or water down references to evolution.


AIA goes to mat for girls wrestling, adds it for 2018-19 school year

The Arizona Interscholastic Association added girls wrestling for the 2018-19 school year, joining a list of less than 10 states that have the sport.


Critics: DeVos should retract undocumented students remarks or resign

WASHINGTON - Democratic lawmakers and advocates demanded that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos disavow her statement that schools can decide whether to turn over undocumented students to immigration officials. And if she does not, they said, she should resign.


Tucson teen reaches finals before bowing out of National Geographic Bee

WASHINGTON - A Tucson middle-school student was one of the final competitors - and one of only a handful of girls - to make it to the last rounds of the 30th annual National Geographic Bee competition in Washington this week.


Paper chase: Phoenix Union helps with financial aid forms to get more students into college

More Phoenix students are filling out their FAFSA and going to college with the help of an innovative program created by Phoenix Union High School District and the Be A Leader Foundation.


Arizona students gather to remember victims of Texas school shooting

Students, activists, families and faith leaders gathered Monday night to commemorate the 10 victims of the Santa Fe High School shooting.


Rebooting education: Federal and state funds bring high-speed internet to rural areas

A $1.8-million award, the result of a state and federal funding initiative, was granted to a group of schools and libraries in Yavapai County to improve broadband access for entire communities.


Lack of resources leads to grim statistics in Native American schools

WASHINGTON - Fifty years after President Lyndon Johnson called on Congress to help Native Americans, that have been gains in tribal education, but American Indians still trail in test scores and graduation rates, a delay experts blame on a continuing lack of resources and funding.


Border towns struggle with students who live in Mexico, learn in Arizona

Experts estimate that thousands of children who live in border towns in Mexico cross the border every day and go to school in the United States.


Puerto Rico school turns adversity into strength after Hurricane Maria

The principal, teachers and parents at a Puerto Rico school rebuilt after Hurricane Maria left behind a field of fallen trees, mounds of mud, flooded classrooms and torn electrical wires.