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See the unofficial AzMERIT results in 8 charts

Unofficial statewide AzMERIT test results, obtained by The Arizona Republic, show gradual improvement since 2015, when students first took the exam, but the majority of Arizona's students are still underperforming. School letter grades and official AzMERIT scores will be announced…

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Tucson radio station collecting shoes for students

Tucson’s old-school hits radio station is collecting shoes for underprivileged students. KTGV 106.3 The Groove wants to collect 1,000 shoes by Aug. 26. The station will donate the shoes to Tucson Unified School District’s family resource centers and Sunnyside’s Family…

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Tucson teen’s tragedy unites her community in prayer

Victoria Arias’ reputation — of having a welcoming “aura,” and of sharing her talents as a mariachi — brought about 600 to a prayer service Wednesday evening at south-side San Miguel High School’s gymnasium. On Monday morning, July 10, Arias,…

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RAIN project receives $200,000 grant to fund STEM education

The Rural Innovation and Activation Network (RAIN) grant will allow the Verde Valley’s Rural Innovation Center help promote science, technology, engineering and math through informal STEM education. The funding amount is $50,000 per year over the next four years. The…

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Queen Creek schools expanding counseling resources

Since 2007, the suicide rate among adolescents and teens has been trending the wrong direction. The rate for middle schoolers has doubled and, according to the CDC, 8 percent of high school students report attempting suicide each year. "Students need…

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The so-called teacher raise

The Payson Unified School District board had to make a separate vote on a state-granted salary increase for teachers, as required by the Arizona Legislature. The vote was above and beyond the vote on the Maintenance and Operations budget, adopted…

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Republican team reflects on legislative session

It was a “team effort” by Mohave County’s three representatives to get anything accomplished at the 2017 legislative session, where they were up against 30 elected officials from Maricopa County, state Sen. Sonny Borrelli said Wednesday at the Mohave Republican…

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Queen Creek schools preparing for 2017-18 year

Summer break is just about over for students living in the town of Queen Creek. Schools serving the community are preparing to open their doors for the upcoming year. Here is what students attending some of them can expect for…

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