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Douglas Unified students ‘Mojo Up’

Students at Douglas High School as well as second through fifth graders from Faras, Sarah Marley, Joe Carlson and Clawson elementary schools were treated to an anti-bullying presentation by Travis Brown, also known as Mr. Mojo, Friday in the James…

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Report: Cost of textbooks a roadblock to learning

The rising costs of college tuition, room and board aren't the only financial obstacles to higher learning, according to a new report, which finds that soaring textbook prices are keeping some Arizona students from getting the most out of college…

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Educators learn from others in Arizona

Several local educators recently traveled to Arizona to witness work in high-performing school districts. Employees from Laramie County School District 1 said they went to look at some specific programs that might be good options to implement in their own schools…

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Old Main to be new again — sort of

The exterior of historic Old Main, the oldest building on the University of Arizona campus, will look virtually unchanged when the scaffolding and construction fences that now surround it come down this summer.

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Safford’s Konopnicki has an ‘affinity’ for spelling

Callie Konopnicki originally though the speaker said her word was “infinity.” “So I asked for the word in a sentence. That’s when I knew the word was ‘affinity,’” Konopnicki said. And knowing how to spell “affinity” earned her the title of 2014…

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ASU programs aim to get veterans into teaching careers

Sgt. Steve Perez’s time in the Marine Corps brought him “action and adventure” in Afghanistan, Australia and Japan. But as his time on active duty drew to a close, he set his sights closer to home. The Phoenix resident enrolled in the…

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Opinion: Arizona empowerment scholarships are a step backward

We need a dose of common sense in the debate occurring around Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Accounts, the state dollars given to parents for sending their children to private schools. The discussion can be complex technically, but it is socially simple. The…

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