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Bill sponsor rethinks voucher money for college-savings plans

A plan to allow families to sock away school-voucher money in college-savings accounts that are more easily transferred to other family members might be abandoned at the Arizona Legislature, as the bill's sponsor says he has grown "uncomfortable" with the idea he introduced. …

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For ELL Teachers, Lessons Extend Beyond Language Skills

The nine o'clock hour in Samantha Poe’s classroom means one thing to her students. It’s time to write.  "Let's find our spots!" she said energetically to her class as they filed into her room. "Can we start writing our letters,…

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State officials welcome feds’ reversal of transgender students rule

Arizona officials Thursday welcomed the federal government’s reversal of an Obama administration rule that required equal access to school facilities for transgender students, arguing that communities are better able to handle the issue locally.  State advocates for transgender individuals were…

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Water Fest wets appetite for learning

For many of Lake Havasu City’s fourth-grade students Wednesday was a special day of learning at the second annual Water Festival held at the Island Ball Field. More than 450 students were wowed by hands-on experiments that provided an interactive…

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Arizona child safety agency provides sleep boxes for infants

Parents involved with Arizona's child safety agency are being provided commercially produced boxes intended for use as portable beds as state officials attempt to prevent sleep-related deaths. The Department of Child Safety says unsafe sleep environments claimed the lives of…

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AZ BOE seeks input on A-F Accountability Plan

The Arizona State Board of Education seeks the public’s input on the Arizona Draft A-F School Accountability Plan. A series of statewide public hearings will describe what indicators make an “A” school. There will be a hearing from 6-8 p.m.…

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Arizona Scientists Play Key Role in NASA’s New Webb Telescope

The next generation of space telescopes will launch next year, and two Arizona scientists helped create critical instruments attached to the telescope that they hope will detect the beginnings of the universe.  The James Webb Space Telescope will launch from French Guinea,…

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Robotics team scores coveted spot in state competition

Desert Mirage Elementary School students represented the Pendergast Elementary School District in a Vex IQ Robotics competition for the first time. The school began preparing in January 2016, when several students and staff attended a Vex robotics match to observe…

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Glendale High honored with Achievement Above All awards

  Glendale High School representatives were honored at the Achievement Above All ceremony Feb. 15. The annual event honors a teacher, student, staff member, student group and volunteer who have shown exemplary service in the Glendale community.

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Lake Havasu Unified hires business consultant

While Lake Havasu Unified School District’s new director of business services learns the in-and-outs of his job, he does have support a phone call away. The LHUSD board approved a contract with Mesa-based Professional Group Public Consulting, Inc., Tuesday to…

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