Ward and a volunteer crew of skate enthusiasts load dozens of battered skateboards, helmets and wrist guards into his white pickup truck and head to schools around the Valley to share their skateboarding skills. Now they're trying to get these students skateboards of their own.
The Maricopa County Community College District is in the midst of massive change. Early this year, the District’s Governing Board eliminated the “meet and confer” provision. That departure was criticized by a number of faculty members.
Facing high costs at the former location, the center found a temporary place to put its education programs at Metrocenter Mall. Now the plan is to move into a former elementary school in the Paradise Valley School District.
Sometimes it’s easy to question the difference one person can make in the world, or even the local community. In Avondale, there’s one man who defies that doubt. He’s known among local hunger relief efforts as the “man who wears many hats” — literally.
It’s a contentious time to be a teacher in Arizona. In that landscape, The Show sat down with the newest ambassador for Arizona public school teachers. Kareem Neal was just named the 2019 Teacher of the Year by the Arizona Educational Foundation.
Nearly 20 percent of teenagers surveyed across the country recently said they sometimes could not finish their homework because they didn’t have a good enough internet connection at home. The data from the Pew Research Center is the latest to look at what’s called the "digital divide." Monica Anderson is a senior researcher at Pew and said the numbers are even worse when you break them down by race.