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#RedForEd: Ducey vetoes 10 bills to pressure Legislature to fund raises for teachers

As Gov. Doug Ducey vetoed bills and called for legislators to give him a state budget including a 20 percent teacher salary hike, school districts around the state began informing parents that schools would likely be closed as educators prepare to walk out April 26.


Arizona students stage ‘die-in’ outside governor’s office to demand action on gun violence

Students in Arizona and across the nation walked out on the anniversary of the Columbine school shooting in a growing movement supporting gun control.


Immigration poem wins Mesa Community College student a trip to national competition

Jacobo Perez, a Mesa Community College English major, won first place in poetry for his poem, "How to Cross the Border Illegally or How to Make Tamales de Rajas," in the Maricopa Community College District Creative Writing Competition. His poem is about the people who cross the U.S.-Mexico border and the stories they rarely tell.


Schools’ response to student walkouts varied across state, nation

WASHINGTON - High school students across the country walked out of class to demand action on school safety, but how far they walked and what they faced when they walked back in varied. In Arizona, there was no set policy on how schools should manage protesting students.


17 lives, 17 minutes: Students rally, walk out of schools to mark one month since the Parkland shooting

Students are gathering at the Arizona Capitol, walk out of schools across the state and nation to protest gun violence.


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.


P.E. teacher named 2018 Teacher of the Year

PHOENIX –  P.E. teacher Josh Meibos held back tears as he was named the Arizona Teacher of the Year, seven years after he leaped from a job as a retail store manager to a career in education.

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McSally’s entry into Senate race could set up ‘war’ in GOP primary

WASHINGTON - Rep. Martha McSally, R-Tucson, has told House colleagues that she will run next year for the seat being vacated by Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, setting the stage for what could be a fractious primary fight with Kelli Ward.


Education leaders demand Ducey give teachers 20 percent raises

PHOENIX – Leaders of a major Arizona teacher organization said Friday they were outraged when Gov. Doug Ducey reportedly gave several members of his staff 20 percent raises while teachers are getting a one percent salary increase, saying educators deserve more money.

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In Focus, Season 2 Episode 3: Blaine Long

In the third episode of In Focus Season 2, we interview Arizona-based Americana musician Blaine Long, who released his latest album after appearing on NBC's The Voice.

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Avondale school district uses escape room to teach students critical thinking

AVONDALE – Locks, puzzles, keys. One hour later, as a countdown clock ticked away the minutes, students finish their escape into an innovative learning experience.

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A collection of autism resources in Arizona

PHOENIX — Workforce opportunities, scholarship aid for education, therapeutic methods, sports opportunities and more. The Cronkite News team has put together a collection of stories that highlight some of Arizona's resources that aid the autism community.

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