Rideshare and food delivery work became even riskier during COVID-19, which put thousands of people out of jobs and into the gig economy. Some now are trying to unionize to negotiate better pay and conditions.
PHOENIX – For many families, school nurses are the first line of defense for children’s health care. But when schools transitioned to remote learning during COVID-19, nurses had to adapt to meet the needs of their students. One New Mexico district did just that.
PHOENIX – In his quest to start a colony on Mars, Tesla CEO Elon Musk is launching his Starship into orbit this month to test whether it’s possible to send passengers safely into space and to other planets. NASA’s ultimate goal also is to explore Mars.
PHOENIX – “Sesame Street” puppeteer Stacey Gordon received a grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts to bring a mobile puppet show to metro Phoenix children of all ages.
PHOENIX – For centuries, Native Americans have used talking circles to solve problems and provide healing. During the pandemic, these practices moved online and outdoors to help those in need.
WASHINGTON - Despite gains in some areas, Arizona continued to rank among the worst states in the nation for education, according to the latest version of a national report that measures children's wellbeing across several areas.
Arizona law enforcement officials are trying to address the street racing problem across the state as public complaints and the death toll continues to mount.
PHOENIX – Research shows that students with autism lack social support once they enter college. An ASU program is aiming to fix that, by pairing students on the spectrum with peer mentors.
On Monday, Mesa Public Schools will allow students to go maskless while outside. If the district does not see any spikes, it will begin to recommend – but not require – masks starting May 3.
PHOENIX – A new study finds pandemic-related stress may be linked to body image issues and social media can harm those with eating disorders.
WASHINGTON - Education officials rebuffed Gov. Doug Ducey's decision this week to lift the mask mandate for state schools, with many districts planning to ignore what they called an "irresponsible" decision in a state where COVID-19 cases continue to rise.
PHOENIX – Parents, teachers and students converged on the state Capitol grounds to oppose SB 1783, saying it undermines Proposition 208.