Roosevelt School District

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    Roosevelt School Board Approves Resolution to Keep Sheriff Arpaio's "School-Safety" Posse Away From School Campuses

    The Roosevelt School Board unanimously adopted a resolution on Tuesday to "communicate forcefully to Sheriff [Joe] Arpaio that his immigration and school safety patrols are not welcome in south Phoenix." The measure is meant to assuage the fears of area parents who don't want Arpaio's non-police vo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    Jasmine Brown, Youth Minister, Admits to Molesting 12-Year-Old Boy at Church Camp

    MCSOJasmine Brown​Jasmine Brown -- a 29-year-old youth minister at the Family of God Christian Fellowship in Apache Junction -- and the 12-year-old boy he's accused of molesting, have differing accounts of the abuse -- Brown doesn't deny he molested the boy, he just claims it was consensual.Unfort ... More >>

  • News

    September 10, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    Roosevelt School District Shows Big Improvement in Test Scores

      ​South Phoenix's Roosevelt School District, historically one of the Valley's worst-performing districts, made an impressive gain in test scores in 2009. The district announced today that students performed 9 percent better in math and 10 percent better in reading on the AIMS test. That ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2009

    Hot Links: School Bus Crash, IRS Trash, and Google Maps

    Two buses from the Roosevelt School District collided near 23rd and Southern avenues yesterday. According to police, one bus rear-ended the other while it was stopped at a stop sign. Sixty students were on the buses, but police say there were no major injuries...Inspectors have found that in the ... More >>

  • News

    November 2, 2006


    Despite a lot of hoopla at the beginning of Napolitano's administration, environmental protections for kids have not improved much

  • Culture

    May 10, 2001

    Cy Fi Fan

    Jon Haddock's digital art generates a media buzz and selection in a major exhibition at the Whitney

  • News

    October 7, 1999

    Murphy's Law

    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.

  • News

    July 8, 1999

    Mentor's Lament

    Even tough, effective teachers like Angela Kirkendall struggle to shield inner-city kids from the lure of the streets

  • News

    March 18, 1999

    Bilingual Blues

    This is not the way your grandfather learned English

  • News

    April 9, 1998

    Timely Tim

    Despite an unremarkable demeanor, public-interest lawyer Tim Hogan has a nose for trouble and a knack with judges

  • News

    March 7, 1996


    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.

  • Music

    November 2, 1995

    In Memory of Selena

    Tejano superstar inspires ageneration of impersonation