Alex Spartz, a 17-year-old Glendale high school student, is still in Maui after a July 13 beach accident left him paralyzed. The honor student, swim-team captain and soccer player had been doing somersaults on Kaanpali Beach that day while on a family vacation. He mistimed a wave and crashed headfi ... More >>
Twenty years ago, Arizona became the second state in the nation to allow charter schools to operate in the public education system. In honor of the anniversary, New Times is taking a hard look at charters in Arizona. The first story in the ongoing series examined how charter schools — both nat ... More >>
A Phoenix woman trying to fight random people at a high school graduation ceremony tried to convince police that she was actually her brother, and dared the cops to prove her wrong.According to court documents obtained by New Times, 31-year-old J'Shon Youyetewa "specifically demanded officers check ... More >>
New Times snagged a 2011 Stylos Awards for Publication of the Year.Yay!We beat out La Voz and Que Magazine for Best Publication.Stylos Awards are presented by the Isac Amaya Foundation to honor local, super-talented musicians, artists, models and fashion designers, as well as the community's best ... More >>
Jarrett Maupin, a former candidate for Phoenix mayor, was arrested and booked into jail today by deputies from the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. Details are scant at this point, but a news release (reprinted below) put out by the Sheriff's Office says Maupin is accused of lying to sheriff's inv ... More >>
P-town's scratch-master sharpens his talons over Mayor Goober's crime stats, markers for dead cops and Jarrett Maupin's anti-N-word campaign
Military recruiters are grabbing student info from local schools without parents' permission
Down by the tracks, there's a thriving jazz scene so authentic it's even got heartbreak
Veteran Phoenix lawyer Gary Peter Klahr fought The Bar and The Bar won
Teen Webmaster booted from school over online sex-scandal rumor
Reforming Arizona's bilingual education system won't be as easy as voters may think
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.
Even tough, effective teachers like Angela Kirkendall struggle to shield inner-city kids from the lure of the streets
June 24 - 30, 1999
This is not the way your grandfather learned English
The Gallery Cafe / Express Cafe
Arizona's high-stakes high school mock-trial program teaches kids the basics of jurisprudence--including how to recruit a ringer
Despite an unremarkable demeanor, public-interest lawyer Tim Hogan has a nose for trouble and a knack with judges
ArtShare wonks trace arts connection to jobs, baseball and the SAT
U.S. District Court Judge Carl Muecke ruled on the letter of the law, but his liberal views and tough courtroom style made him the judge that conservatives love to hate
The Center for Agribusiness and Equine Science was supposed to help desegregate the Phoenix Union High School District. Now the same lawsuit that created it is shutting it down.
Ric Orozco uses lowriders and a controversial take on Hispanic history to excite his art students. The Isaac School District wonders whether he's teaching art, or culture or either.
Carver High alumni preserve the Valley's African-American history
Stop the presses: Here's some rare good news about public schools
Controversy--often racially charged--has been a constant companion of school administrator Charles Townsel. Now his job is on the line again and people in South Phoenix are choosing up sides.
Foundations' wish is to stop achain letter requesting business cards for dying boy
PHOENIX UNION'S DESEGREGATION PROGRAM PASSED WITH FLYING COLORS. BUT THE SCHOOL SYSTEM FLUNKED OUT WHEN IT CAME TO EDUCATING KIDS.
SCHOOL-BOARD ELECTIONS ARE IMPORTANT. VICIOUS, GOOFY AND CONFUSING, TOO.
FOR ONCE, BIG BUSINESS AND EDUCATORS ARE IN CONCERT. BUT WILL LAWMAKERS FACE THE MUSIC