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More Arizona Spotlight Stories from Mar 2015

MacArthur Fellow Brackette Williams

Ethnic studies connects UA anthropology professor with 'genius grant'

Mar 27, 2015

Fitness as the Frontline

People with Parkinson's disease find physical and emotional benefits with exercise.

Mar 19, 2015

Not Too Old to Learn

Imagine learning to read and write after more than fifty years of keeping your illiteracy a secret. Uwe Keilitz shares how he became a reader and teacher after turning his life around.

Mar 12, 2015

Parlez-vous français? French Among Friends in Arizona

L'Alliance Française in Tucson is one of many around the world.

Feb 26, 2015

Life-changing Experiences While Serving Overseas

Peace Corps volunteers say life abroad opens new horizons, and is unforgettable.

Feb 19, 2015

One Student's Story

Learn how UA student Mercedes Galarza is learning to balance family, education and a job, while just barely getting by.

Feb 12, 2015

Cuba as a Classroom

Annual summer trips educate University of Arizona students about the culture, politics and daily life of an isolated island nation.

Jan 29, 2015
TUSD's Superintendent HT Sanchez, Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild join drop out prevention volunteers

Students At Risk of Dropping Out Get Surprise Visits from Tucson Officials

Steps to Success Walk aims at getting teens back in the classroom

Jan 15, 2015
Buffelgrass is an invader species

A War On Grass

Residents in southern Arizona are fighting an invasive, resilient species that threatens the Sonoran Desert way of life.

Jan 15, 2015

A Lifelong Love of Learning and Teaching

Antonia Scrivner decided long ago that neither age nor blindness would keep her from doing things that she felt mattered most.

Dec 5, 2014

Tucson Program Hopes to Break Language Barriers, Help Immigrants Thrive

Literacy Connects' English Acquisition for Adults has been around for decades helping people transition into a new life on American soil.

Nov 21, 2014

Flowing Wells Latest to Add Gender Identity to Non-Discrimination Policy

School district hopes to equip teachers, counselors, others with tools to best accommodate transgender, gender creative students.

Oct 2, 2014

Legacy of Educator Inspires Mariachi Aztlán

Mariachi director of Pueblo High Magnet School inspires students to embrace culture of music.

Aug 21, 2014

Soccer-Playing Robots Invade UA

Group of engineering students from Mexico take their love for sport to another level.

Jul 24, 2014

US, State Teen Pregnancy Rates Trend Down, Remain High

Story of a teen mom working hard to graduate high school despite getting pregnant at the age of 15.

Jun 5, 2014

Program Provides Juvenile Offenders With Second Chance

YARDS is an educative nine-week program that teachers youth skills; in collaboration with Pima County's juvenile court system.

Mar 13, 2014

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