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Ten years ago, an unlikely group of immigrant students from a poor Phoenix high school beat out MIT students in an underwater robotics competition. Their inspiring David-versus-Goliath story is the subject of a new documentary called "Underwater Dreams."
July 22, 2014
There’s a trend catching on with teenagers in Southern Arizona that is making their English teachers happy. Poetry — spoken word poetry — has a growing following in high schools there.
April 30, 2014
A national scholarship program that is targeting undocumented immigrant students called dreamers is being launched Tuesday.
February 04, 2014
The Texas State Board of Education might also consider adding Mexican-American studies as a course option.
January 31, 2014
A Texas university program aimed at informing and assisting young immigrants eligible to obtain a deferred action status is expanding its reach into South Texas.
January 31, 2014
Newly released KIDS COUNT data show that about two-thirds of American students don't read proficiently by the fourth grade.
January 29, 2014
Maupin Press Conference
Local black leaders say the party was racist and an assault on the black community, and are demanding tough sanctions.
January 21, 2014
A planned education mission from Arizona to South Sudan has been tabled until the violence in that country stops.
January 07, 2014
There’s one area of education that is always ripe for controversy in Arizona, and that’s how to teach English Language Learners. Each state varies tremendously in how it handles these students, but that can be a problem as states move toward more common standards.
November 22, 2013
Austin
News spread quickly Monday about a mock immigration sting being organized by a conservative student group at the University of Texas at Austin.
November 19, 2013

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