Education

Teacher Heather Robinson hands out less-desirable lollipops to students Caleb Kaufman, Brandon Barnes and Mackenzie Leblanc (seated, left to right) during an exercise to teach her students about segregation. (Photo by Kaddie Stephens/Cronkite News)

State officials welcome feds’ reversal of transgender students rule

WASHINGTON – Arizona officials Thursday welcomed the federal government’s reversal of an Obama administration rule that required equal access to school facilities for transgender students, arguing that communities are better able to handle the issue locally.

Over 60 with student loan debt? Share your story

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau found that the number of people older than 60 with student loan debt has quadrupled in the last decade.

Kids compete to make the world a better place – and learn, too

WASHINGTON – When faced with the problem of cleaning up a polluted petrochemical site in Ecuador, a team of urban planners from Arizona turned to “microbial degradation” and “phytoremediation” to biologically break down pollutants on the site.

ASU campus hosts largest 3-D printing research facility in Southwest

MESA – Most schools would warn students away from lasers and saws, but officials encourage the students on the Arizona State University Polytechnic campus in Mesa to use them. The campus serves as the Southwest’s largest 3-D printing research facility: The Manufacturing Research and Innovation Hub.

Navajo official worries cuts under Trump will hurt tribal schools

WASHINGTON – The superintendent for Navajo schools said “alarming” calls for the Trump administration to eliminate Head Start funding could leave tribal children without preschool programs or the education resources they desperately need to succeed.

‘What’s one more?’ The revolving door of a foster family

Jessika Reed has eight children, including seven who are adopted and four who have special needs. As if that wasn’t enough, Jessika has also cared for many foster kids during the past 15 years, constantly welcoming children in need into her home.