Search result for Gabriel Sandler

MMA menagerie: Local fighters take the spotlight in busy competition weekend

PHOENIX- Local fighters, including connections with the MMA Lab, are spotlighted in a busy competition weekend


Pages through screens: ASU women’s basketball team reads books to children virtually

PHOENIX – The ASU women’s basketball team partnered with the Washington Elementary School District on Sept. 6 for National Read a Book Day, delivering what is usually an in-person experience virtually.


Street love: Why kids join gangs despite the risks of arrest and violence

At-risk children are exposed to factors that increase their likelihood of joining a gang, leading to higher rates of imprisonment and violence.


‘Hit twice as hard’: Children with disabilities face onslaught of challenges

Children with disabilities are more likely to enter the juvenile justice system because of harsh school disciplinary practices.


Patchwork education system in juvenile centers often falls short

The lack of consistent and uniform policies, along with a lack of data, conceal how – or if – young people learn in detention facilities.


More than 1,600 kids in detention have tested positive for COVID-19

COVID-19 affects the juvenile justice system with a rising number of positive cases, as juvenile detention facilities evolve their health care protocols to help slow its spread.


‘A disjointed system’: Policing policies fuel criminalization of youth

After decades of police reform, kids of color are still vastly overrepresented in arrests and police use of force.


ASU student project highlights differences between kids’ self image, how they feel schools see them

Dawn Demps launched a project asking kids who had been suspended to draw their feelings about school. Demps, a Ph.D. student at Arizona State University, found that most kids saw themselves achieving their dreams, but thought the school viewed them as failures. She is writing an article about her project to discuss the results.


With little guidance, schools offer range of ‘pandemic schooling’ plans

PHOENIX - With little guidance on how to meet a state order that schools open Aug. 17 for some type of in-person teaching, schools are scrambling to figure out safe options and coming up with a range of plans for what one official calls "pandemic schooling."


Ducey, Hoffman pledge flexibility, but say school doors will open Aug. 17

PHOENIX - Arizona schools must open their doors to at least some of their students on Aug. 17, state officials said Thursday, but districts will have the flexibility to offer alternative schooling to students who want to stay home.


Ducey’s order delaying school start has one lawmaker questioning his authority

PHOENIX – The start of in-person classes for Arizona public schools has been delayed by the governor, not the Legislature.


Districts, parents still unsure how to safely open Arizona schools

PHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Education has guidelines for schools to help them reopen in the fall. Now it’s up to districts to figure out the best options.