Education

By RyleeAnn Buss and Kylee Gillespie Special education funding in Arizona would increase for the first time in over 20 years under a new bill. Senate Bill 1060, introduced by Sen. Sylvia Allen, R-Snowflake, would boost special-education funding for Arizona students. The legislation passed in the Senate 28-2 and is...
By Sara Edwards and Lisa Diethelm The Novel Coronavirus has spread fear and paranoia throughout the Valley after Arizona State University confirmed one case of the virus in a student this past weekend. The virus, also known as 2019-nCoV, is a respiratory illness that was first discovered in Wuhan, Hubei province,...
As always, downtown Phoenix has changed so much in such a short period of time. Since August, we experienced hyperlocal changes like the introduction of electric scooters to broader ones like Mayor Kate Gallego stepping into her new position. Downtown Devil went through it all, sharing all of the...
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has shielded almost 800,000 people. Known as Dreamers, the program has saved them from deportation since 2012.  For the Dreamers, the future of the program and their status in the United States is in the hands of the Supreme Court. The status of the...
Arizona State University has seen a decline in international student enrollment over the last three years. Enrollment fell from 6,066 students in 2017 to 5,388 students in 2018, according to documents from the University Office of Institutional Analysis. A university spokesperson said in an email that the reason for enrollment declines...
Students from central, northern and southern Arizona met at the Arizona Capitol to debate and vote on 73 student-drafted bills that addressed education, gun safety and LGBTQ issues during a model legislature over the weekend. More than 150 high school students participated in the Youth and Government program sponsored by...
The Arizona Board of Regents is considering a ban on the sale and use of vaping products on public university property, including, but not limited to, campuses. The state’s three major public universities, Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona, all have enacted their own smoking...
Over the years a student-led clinic has ventured beyond its walls to provide healthcare across the Phoenix area for those experiencing homelessness and poverty. Student Health Outreach for Wellness (SHOW) is a student-run program, located at 550 N. 3rd St., dedicated to providing free health care and health education for...
A recent report shows more than 20% of all suicides in Arizona between January 2015 and December 2017 were veterans. ASU’s Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety at the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions released the report “Sucide Involving Veterans" as part of its Arizona Violent...
ASU’s Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety at the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions received a $2 million four-year grant to evaluate a program that trains police officers how to respond to the emergency treatment of an opioid overdose. The center was awarded the grant from...