Education

‘Just a normal kid’: Spencer Rattler tries to stay grounded as attention picks up steam

Spencer Rattler is a 17-year-old high school senior, but the Pinnacle quarterback has been on a national stage for years.


The inside track: UA offers only program focused solely on horse racing industry

Zach Taylor grew up around horses. His mother owned trail horses when Taylor was a boy in Fayetteville, Arkansas.


Short and sweet: The month Deandre Ayton and Marvin Bagley spent together at Hillcrest

Within minutes of each other Thursday, Deandre Ayton and Marvin Bagley walked across the NBA Draft stage in Brooklyn and into the lives they have long imagined, the ones they have prepared for, the ones that have been expected by those around them.


Action plans: Arizona groups teaching millennials and minorities to get involved politically

Arizona organizations are teaching political moves to millennials, Latinos and other racial and ethnic minorities, whether that’s voting, protesting or running for office.


March for Our Lives holds second ‘die-in’ at Capitol on Pulse shooting anniversary

About 30 students representing March For Our Lives held a second “die-in” at the Arizona Capitol on Thursday.


Marvin Bagley III’s winding, complicated journey brings him back to Phoenix

Marvin Bagley III's journey began in Tempe and now has stopped in Phoenix. The Suns brought the basketball standout in for a tryout and he said he felt "disrespected."


Game on: Boys & Girls Club upgrades technology to benefit teens

The I.G. Homes branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix added video game consoles to its teen center because it believes in the benefits. A report from the American Academy of Pediatrics supports the belief.


School’s out, lunch is on: Kids get free, nutritious meals in summer

Free meal programs throughout Arizona feed children while school is out for the summer. St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance and the Peoria Unified School District also offer activities.


Mesa approves deal to build ASU satellite campus for media, technology in downtown

The Mesa City Council has struck a $65 million deal to bring an Arizona State University campus to downtown Mesa, a move some business owners and residents lauded as an economic boon and a few residents worried will bring higher taxes.