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.
News spread quickly Monday about a mock immigration sting being organized by a conservative student group at the University of Texas at Austin.
One of the nation's scientific institutions celebrates its 75th anniversary by inviting the public to gain knowledge about stars, and about themselves.
Best of the border stories for this week.
The Nation got a new report card today evaluating reading and math proficiency among fourth and eighth graders. Modest gains by Latino students contributed to improvement in some Southwestern states.
For nearly a half-century, the federal migrant education program has been helping farmworkers' children catch up and keep up with their peers. We look at one program in the Imperial Valley.
Poor students now make up a majority of kids in public schools in the west. That’s according to a recent study from the Southern Education Foundation. But as the rate of poverty in schools has gone up, the amount of state funding for students hasn’t kept pace. So school leaders in Flagstaff are left to fill that gap.
Meet the newest chapter in an age-old American story. Since the days of “The Jungle,” immigrants have been the backbone of factories built by the U.S. meatpacking industry. The newcomers flock to rural towns where the plants have been relocated, and the workers consist of migrants from parts of Asia, Africa and Central America.
In a growing college town like Flagstaff, it’s often a struggle to find both low income housing and student housing. A new project for off-campus housing at Northern Arizona University may result in the eviction of more than 50 families at a nearby trailer park.
While most residents in the Mexican border city of Juárez are ready to say goodbye to one of the bloodiest era's in the city's history, others must contend with the aftermath of that violence.