Report: Gay rights gain but Arizona, other states, still fall short
WASHINGTON - It's been a good couple of years for LGBT rights in America, with the Pentagon allowing gays to serve openly in the military and the Supreme Court declaring same-sex marriage bans unconstitutional.
Google takes Horizon Community Learning Center across the world
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.
Brunson-Lee students making significant achievements, despite economic, educational challenges
Rachael DeFraesart’s Room 122 is full of all the fourth grade trappings: Posters that diagram long multiplication and illustrate phonics, define vocabulary words and offer inspiration.
Seattle micro-housing: Could it catch on in Arizona?
Micro-unit housing is growing in popularity in Seattle and in other cities, but could it catch on in Arizona?
Boutique fitness classes a ‘huge craze’ in Valley
TEMPE – Rachael Bienz pulses her extended leg to the upbeat music while her hands rest on the barre.
In need of classroom supplies, teachers turn to online crowd-funding
The dictionaries in the language arts classrooms at Sunnyslope Elementary School carry the wear-and-tear of some 10 years, but replacements are coming soon, thanks to a new ally: GoFundMe.
Former Mercury star Gillom and Xavier reunite after five years apart
Standing in the rotunda of Xavier’s Activity Center, Jennifer Gillom heard students say “superstar” and “famous” as they walked by her after the bell rang.
Cards’ coaching intern Welter can learn from female community college coach
More than 30 years ago, Dot Murphy, former All-American and women’s basketball coach at Mississippi University for Women, sat with her children at Hinds Community College football practice watching her husband, Gene, coach the Eagles defense.
Arizona posts lowest college completion rate, highest default rate
WASHINGTON - Arizona tied Alaska for the lowest college completion rate in the country in 2013, with just 29 percent of students able to earn a four-year degree in six years or less, a new report says.
Not just the Ivies: Students send AP scores to community colleges
WASHINGTON – Advanced Placement exams and community colleges. They go together like… well, they never seemed to go together.
Panel: Government should invest in video games to help students
WASHINGTON – A panel of experts was in Washington this week advocating for more fun in schools – more “hard fun.”
Experts: Funding, staffing cuts undermining state’s water agency
In Arizona, there is hardly a more precious resource than water. That's why some water experts point with alarm to deep cuts in funding and staffing at the state agency tasked with overseeing it, especially after years of drought and with a shortage looming on the Colorado River.