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In wake of shooting, educators look at social media impact on students

WASHINGTON - In the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting that left 17 dead, Arizona educators said they regularly grapple with the benefits and drawbacks of social media that gave students a firsthand account of the trauma, while empowering them to act.


300 Mesa High students walk out in support of stricter gun control

About 300 Mesa High School students walked out in support of gun control and solidarity with Parkland, Fla. school shooting victims. The pop-up protest started on Snapchat


‘Hardest thing I’ve ever had to do’: Cubs’ Rizzo reflects on returning to hometown after school shootings

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo was back at training camp Monday after attending a vigil at his alma mater, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, in the aftermath of a school shooting there last week.


Claims of better tribal school oversight draw lawmakers’ skepticism

WASHINGTON - A Bureau of Indian Education official told a House panel that his agency is making "strong improvements" in the oversight of tribal schools, despite a long history of problems and proposed cuts to the bureau's budget - claims greeted skeptically by lawmakers.


‘Wanting to die’: Sexual assault victim shares story with athletes, including ASU’s

The impact of Larry Nassar's crimes is far-reaching and has prompted college athletic departments across the country to have deeper conversations about sexual assault on campuses. That includes Arizona State, which has an education program in place and brought in a victim of sexual assault to speak to the team.


MCSO trains K-9 dogs to protect and serve

MCSO trains canines to detect drugs and apprehend suspects Visuals: broadcast package by Richard a couple of weeks ago


Tempe group turns old ASU vinyl banners into tote bags

ASU's Zero Waste department partnered with the Centers for Habilitation to turn non-degradable plastic banners into tote bags.


‘It’s a sad day’: Reaction strong to news of football being cut at Maricopa County community colleges

Former ASU coach Todd Graham, others react with disappoint to news of community college football cuts in Arizona.


ASU professor’s STEM initiative puts Phoenix, Egyptian students in the same virtual classroom

The Leadership Through Problem-Based Learning Initiative is a STEM program available to young women at Xavier College Preparatory, a Catholic all-girls high school in Phoenix, and Al Farouk Islamic Language School in Cairo who problem-solve with real-world biology and physics problems.


‘It brings back memories’: Mueller plays Open in front of GCU-heavy crowd, including father

At the Waste Management Phoenix Open, shades of green are everywhere. But as the final group of the day made its way around TPC Scottsdale Thursday, it was a different color that dominated the gallery: purple. Jesse Mueller had a large Grand Canyon University following.


On pointe: Teen with disability dances toward joy and a fuller life

15-year-old diagnosed as a child with a disability disorder takes ballet and finds her joy, improvement in motor skills