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Scottsdale teachers decry changes in hiring process

Late last year, Christine Marsh, a teacher at Chaparral High School in the Scottsdale Unified School District, was named 2016 Teacher of the Year by the Arizona Education Foundation. Three months into 2017, Ms. Marsh announced she is leaving SUSD…

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When STEM meets literature

A group of sixth grade honor students have created a stand-out STEAM project that will be recognized at an upcoming banquet in April. The Science, Technology, Art, and Math project by Colonel Smith Middle School sixth-graders is a blending of…

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Longer School Recess Bill Advances in State Senate

Children would get two periods of recess a day under a bill passed Thursday by the Senate Education Committee. Currently, children in kindergarten through fifth grade get 20 minutes of recess immediately following lunch. The bill, which is going through…

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Teens compete for Youth of the Year

Two young women from the West Valley were among 13 teenagers vying for the Youth of the Year Award presented by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix. The winner, Leonel Cano Leon from the Ed Robson Family Branch…

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Peoria considering partnership with ASU

Expanding on Peoria’s existing technology and biomedical incubator, BioInspire, and its entrepreneurial ecosystem is a mission for the City of Peoria. The City of Peoria is planning to capitalize on its investment in BioInspire, now being administered by BioAccel, a…

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Green Valley Golf teacher given LPGA’s top honor

Sixteen years ago, when Green Valley’s Marvol Barnard traveled to California for the test that would allow her to become a member of the Ladies Professional Golf Association, she found herself surrounded by some of the top names in the…

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Senate Panel Guts Mandatory Recess Bill

Opposition from school districts concerned about added costs led an Arizona Senate Committee to gut a bill Thursday that would have required schools to offer at least 50 minutes of recess for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. The Senate…

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