I spotted Jay Heiler from across a crowded Pei Wei on a hot summer night in 2013. It had been years since I'd seen him last, but Heiler hadn't changed a bit, a head or two taller than the other patrons, a boyish wave in his carefully combed blond hair. I didn't catch his eye, but I knew he'd come o ... More >>
According to Thomas Warner, he's been an elementary school teacher in the Paradise Valley School District for 11 years.According to the Phoenix Police Department, he's also a kiddie-porn collector.Warner, 54, was arrested this morning after Phoenix cops from the Arizona Internet Crimes Against Child ... More >>
State and county budget cuts have forced the Coconino County Sheriff's Office to suspend the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program for students in the county's elementary schools.The D.A.R.E. program started nationally in 1983, and the CCSO has participated in the it for more than 20 years. ... More >>
Diana Taurasi and company look to return to championship form
The American Civil Liberties Board of Arizona is threatening action against the Peoria Unified School District after an eighth-grade student was prohibited from wearing a "Rainbows are Gay" wristband. The 14-year-old gay student was told to wear the wristband inside out or quit w ... More >>
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A clear case of heiress-ment
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A recent grad dishes dirt on ASU's party daze
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Tempe program uniting students and artists is a brushstroke of genius
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A tiny Indian community struggles to educate its young
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The Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections fails the state's worst kids
Mishandled money adds up to a loss for students at Roosevelt schools
A valley junior college administrator is becoming an unlikely force in the national latin music movement
Lunch at First Watch
By Laura Laughlin Sophia Lopez-Espindola's grassroots organization has survived bullets, business setbacks and political pitfalls
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Year after year, Murphy school district officials watched their students die in a hail of violence. They decided to take matters into their own hands.
Why aren't more churches reaching out to kids in gang-ravaged neighborhoods?
Even tough, effective teachers like Angela Kirkendall struggle to shield inner-city kids from the lure of the streets
Gifted teacher branded a troublemaker after complaining of grade school's bizarre discipline
A little girl with a big voice is poised to conquer country
This is not the way your grandfather learned English
Nobody can say why Loi Nguyen fell through the cracks. All they can say is they're sorry.
Does the newest member of the state Board of Education really believe that Satan lurks in Arizona classrooms?
The free market alone was supposed to control charter schools, but the state is stepping in to clean up Gail Battistella's mess at Dragonfleye Charter School
Brainiac's experimental rock will boggle the mind
When parents repeatedly complained that a teacher was fondling their sons, school administrators and police officers looked the other way
Five years after the kids last left her class, a veteran teacher catches up with former pupils from a tough grade school
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