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Students Say Career And Technical Education Opens Doors For Them

Students say career and technical education opens doors for them


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  • Lisa Irish/Arizona Education News Service
  • May 11, 2016

Students at the Southwest Pathways conference said career and technical education and other programs were key to helping them reach their education and career goals. The AVID program helped Janneth Fuerte become the first person in her family to graduate…

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Students Provide Insight Into Why Equity Is Important

Students provide insight into why equity is important


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  • Claire Roney/Arizona Education News Service
  • March 23, 2016

At a glance, Jacob Chevalier, Krysten Muir, Kiki Perry and Dairany Blanco-Flores appear to have little in common but their age, but they share something deeply personal. With the help of their public schools, these teens each overcame adversities that…

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Arizona Students’ NAEP Scores Stable In Comparison To Nation

Arizona students’ NAEP scores stable in comparison to nation


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  • Lisa Irish/Arizona Education News Service
  • October 29, 2015

Arizona students’ results on the National Assessment of Educational Progress remained stable in 2015, while scores declined nationally. Students have taken the NAEP since 1969 to show what they have learned and can do in math, reading, science and writing.…

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Test Prep: Groups Educate Parents On AzMERIT Results

Test prep: Groups educate parents on AzMERIT results


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  • Lisa Irish/Arizona Education News Service
  • August 20, 2015

Parents are asking what new statewide assessment scores will mean for their child after learning that unofficial AzMERIT results show most Arizona students will need more help to meet or exceed grade-level expectations. To quell concerns, school districts and education…

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Active ‘brain Breaks’ Increase Focus, Learning, Teachers Say

Active ‘brain breaks’ increase focus, learning, teachers say


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  • Lisa Irish/Arizona Education News Service
  • May 13, 2015

When students get antsy, what should a teacher do? Some Arizona teachers have found that giving their students a “brain break” of a few minutes of physical activity not only gets the wiggles out but also sharpens children’s focus and…

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No More Siloed Conversations: Tackling Opportunity, Achievement Gaps

No more siloed conversations: Tackling opportunity, achievement gaps


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  • Lisa Irish/Arizona Education News Service
  • April 17, 2015

Two hundred fifty public education, business, non-profit, civic and government leaders examined crucial leadership strategies and promising practices and gathered resources to close gaps in opportunity that are keeping thousands of Arizona students from achieving at high levels during The…

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New AzMERIT Statewide Assessment Rolls Out To Schools This Week

New AzMERIT statewide assessment rolls out to schools this week


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  • Caitlin Bohrer/Arizona Education News Service
  • March 31, 2015

As Arizona students begin to take AzMERIT for the first time, teachers and administrators describe how they’ve prepared for the new assessment and parents and students voice their concerns. Beginning this week, students throughout Arizona will take AzMERIT (Arizona’s Measurement…

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Test Options Plan Could Mean Loss Of Millions In Federal Funds

Test options plan could mean loss of millions in federal funds


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  • Lisa Irish/Arizona Education News Service
  • March 18, 2015

A bill moving through the Arizona Legislature would allow schools to choose from a nationally recognized set of achievement tests instead of administering the new AzMERIT during the 2015-16 school year to measure students’ academic growth. But those testing options…

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Report: AZ Posts Achievement Gains, Gets F In Per-student Funding

Report: AZ posts achievement gains, gets F in per-student funding


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  • Lisa Irish/Arizona Education News Service
  • January 15, 2015

Arizona K-12 students’ achievement gains in math and reading over the past 10 years rank among the top in the nation, according to a recent national report. According to the 2015 Quality Counts report, “Preparing to Launch: Early Childhood’s Academic…

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ACT Report: Arizona Students’ Interest In STEM Careers Remains Steady

ACT report: Arizona students’ interest in STEM careers remains steady


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  • Lisa Irish/Arizona Education News Service
  • December 9, 2014

About 48 percent of Arizona’s 2014 high school graduates are interested in careers in science, technology, engineering and math, and that percentage has remained relatively steady over the past four years, according to the recently released ACT report “The Condition…

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Test Picked To Measure Arizona’s New, Higher Standards

Test picked to measure Arizona’s new, higher standards


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  • Lisa Irish/Arizona Education News Service
  • November 4, 2014

This week Arizona teachers got the answer they had been waiting for – the name of the statewide assessment that will measure the level to which Arizona students are mastering the state’s new reading, writing and math standards and also…

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Arizona Students Show Growth In 2014 College Board Results

Arizona students show growth in 2014 College Board Results


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  • Lisa Irish/Arizona Education News Service
  • October 15, 2014

The number of Arizona high school students ready for college and career is above the national average, and more than twice as many Arizona students are earning college credit through Advanced Placement exams now than 10 years ago, according to…

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