Education

March for Our Lives Arizona steps into gun violence fray in communities of color

PHOENIX – Congressional candidates and members of the Arizona Legislature spoke at a town hall about gun reform organized by 17-year-old Genesis Rivas, director of special projects for March for Our Lives Arizona.


Experts: $20 million for school suicide prevention welcome, more needed

WASHINGTON - Education and government officials called a $20 million grant for suicide prevention programs in Arizona schools an important first step to deal with a growing problem, even as they said much more needs to be done.


‘Sport Is Your Gang”: Thai boxing program appeals to impoverished young people

PHOENIX – Thailand’s version of boxing has become a force for change in underserved communities worldwide.


Phoenix’s Champion schools reimagine the relationship between sports and education

PHOENIX – One Phoenix charter school is using involvement in sports and physical training to build up students in and out of class.


Resource centers nourish parents, young children with food and education

PHOENIX – Maricopa County family resource centers take a holistic approach to child development in a state where education markers like reading ability rank consistently low compared to other states.


Tolleson opens new high school with state facilities funds

PHOENIX – The Arizona School Facilities Board helps fund new school constructions and building renovations for schools across Arizona. West Point High School in Tolleson district is one of more than 320 new schools built with the help of state money.


Childhelp center places help for abused children under one roof

PHOENIX – Police, prosecutors, mental-health counselors and medical-services employees work together to help abused children at the Childhelp Children’s Center in Phoenix.


Arizona school districts can’t find enough bus drivers

PHOENIX – On any given school day, Mesa Public Schools, the largest school district in Arizona, is short about 80 bus drivers. Glendale, Payson and Prescott school districts have confirmed shortages as well.


Cyberbully solutions: Target becomes an activist; ASU researchers develop Instagram app

PHOENIX – Cyberbullies targeted Grace Martinez, tormenting her on social media. Now she uses her voice to stand up against bullies while ASU researchers develop an Instagram app for parents, teens.


K-12 teachers learn ways to bring Native American history and traditions to the classroom

PHOENIX – Native American history, culture and art were the focus of the Heard Museum’s second annual Teacher Institute.


Hawaii at their fingertips: Middle-school students take virtual field trips

PHOENIX – Virtual technology that is changing industries from manufacturing to medicine is being incorporated into virtual field trips in a collaboration between Arizona State University and Kamehameha Schools in Hawaii.


Board of Education declines changes to sex education policy

PHOENIX – No further changes will be made to Arizona’s sex education classes, the Board of Education decided Monday.