WASHINGTON - Arizona student test scores stayed level from 2013 to 2015 while scores nationally declined slightly, but the state's marginal gains were not enough to lift it out of the bottom ranks on a new national report card.
By Ben Margiott and Matthew Tonis |
Monday, Jan. 25, 2016
Arizona’s top schools chief, Diane Douglas, said she will focus in 2016 on improving schools’ basement-level academic performance and will closely watch a May election to see if voters will put more money toward schools.
Faith Manegold, a ninth-grader at Horizon Community Learning Center, walks around a cathedral in Verona, Italy. She examines the details of the structure and imagines the scenes of Romeo and Juliet that she is learning in class. However, she hasn’t stepped foot outside of her school’s multipurpose room in Phoenix.
WASHINGTON - Interior Secretary Sally Jewell delivered $45 million of "long overdue" construction funds Thursday for two long-neglected schools in the Navajo Nation, the last of 14 schools promised funding there 12 years ago.
SCOTTSDALE – Randall Cunningham created a lasting legacy for himself as a quarterback in the NFL using his arm and running ability. But he needed his punting leg to get him into the College Football Hall of Fame.
Rosalie Lalo was five-years-old when the U.S. government sent her to the Phoenix Indian School, more than 200 miles away from her Hopi family home. She was forbidden to speak her native language, her long hair was cut, and she was stripped of a traditional Hopi childhood.