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Teachers, students cope with deaths of popular staffers

Teachers and students are struggling to move forward with the new school year in Chandler as they come to terms with the deaths of two popular employees.  Shirley Denning, a special education paraprofessional at Hamilton High School, and her boyfriend,…

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ASU welcomes record number of freshmen from Arizona

For the fifth year in a row, Arizona State University is enrolling more freshmen from Arizona than the year before.  ASU says the night number reflects the university’s continued commitment to help educate the state it serves and to provide…

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Rural schools face challenges in teaching STEM

Devin Etsitty, 17, remembers a time when he didn’t like science, technology, engineering or math, but teachers at Holbrook High School were determined to change his mind. They appointed him to lead a new program to promote STEM education.  Now,…

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What is vetting process like for hiring substitute teachers?

The teacher shortage is having school districts turn to third party contractors to hire their teachers. But, what the vetting process like? According to Educational Services Inc., they fully vet any potential workers in a rigorous process.  "By doing the…

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‘Sassy’ Sequoia teacher inspires students to learn

It isn’t easy for a teacher to truly connect with their students. All too often “adults” and adolescents are on different pages in life with different priorities.  So when an educator and those being imparted the knowledge therefrom find common…

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