Education

Feds no longer collect school shooting data, advocates left to scramble

WASHINGTON - As students walk out of classes to protest gun violence, the federal agency that had collected data on school shootings quietly stopped gathering it last year, leaving advocates scrambling to make sense of varied and sometimes conflicting private records.

Slurs, support on social media mark gun-control movement

Social media sparked the national, student-led gun control movement but Phoenix leaders also say reaction is a duel between support and opposition, with some gun advocates hurling curse words, insults and threats at high schoolers.

Arizona fourth- and eighth-graders trail U.S. on math, reading scores

WASHINGTON - Math and reading test scores for Arizona's fourth- and eighth-grade students fell below their peers nationally in 2017, says a new national report that showed the state students falling short in all but eighth-grade math scores.