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4 robots that aim to teach your kids to code

LAS VEGAS – You’ve seen apps and toys that promise to teach your child to code. Now enter the robots. At the CES electronics show in January, coding robots came out in force. One convention hall...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Arizona university gets $1.9M to research future of TV news

PHOENIX – Arizona State University’s journalism school on Thursday was awarded nearly $2 million in funding to research the future of television news. The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

He mopped floors, kept the lights on – and was the heart of his school

“I am writing this letter to you because I know how much you miss your husband (Mr. Wirth). I’m just letting you know how much I miss him too.” - Fifth-grade student to Diana Wirth Dan Wirth was...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

A how-to guide for picking a sports camp

PHOENIX – Sending a child to a sports camp used to be so easy. Pick a camp that’s affordable and convenient, drop your kid at the doorstep, come back in a week. Those days are over. Choosing the...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Trump era throws wrench into grad students’ hopes for unions

NEW YORK – Graduate teaching assistants at private universities had high hopes 18 months ago when a federal labor board ruled that they had a right to collective bargaining, but after the election...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Colorado school superintendents launch own effort to reform school finance

Superintendents at all but a handful of Colorado’s 178 public school districts spoke with a unified voice Wednesday to advocate for a legislative ballot measure that they say will fix Colorado’s...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Racist messages land on campuses in surging numbers, study says

White supremacist groups have targeted college campuses in surging numbers since President Donald Trump’s election, emboldened by political and racial tensions over immigration and other issues,...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Not just boy and girl; more teens identify as transgender

CHICAGO – Far more U.S. teens than previously thought are transgender or identify themselves using other nontraditional gender terms, with many rejecting the idea that girl and boy are the only...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

New Mexico bill would force students to apply to college

SANTA FE – New Mexico’s high school juniors would have to apply to at least one college or commit to other post-high school plans as part of a proposed graduation requirement that would be the...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

University of New Mexico ranked 7th for application increase

ALBUQUERQUE – The University of New Mexico is among 50 flagship universities seeing a large wave of applications. A recent analysis by The Washington Post looked at dramatic increases in...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Child experts: Just say ‘no’ to Facebook’s kids app

BOSTON – Child development experts and advocates are urging Facebook to pull the plug on its new messaging app aimed at kids. A group letter sent Tuesday to CEO Mark Zuckerberg argues that younger...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

What’s in the water? Animas High School students take a closer look

Marilyn Short and Luke Mick are gumshoes of sorts: They’re trying to solve the mystery of why the Animas River near Silverton has more caddisflies than would be expected after the Gold King Mine...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News