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Mariachi Hones Arizona Students’ Skills, Problem Solving

Mariachi hones Arizona students’ skills, problem solving


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  • Lisa Irish/Arizona Education News Service
  • October 2, 2014

Second- through eighth-grade students in a small Arizona school district located just miles from the Mexican border are broadening their horizons and building skills like teamwork, responsibility and determination by learning to play and perform traditional mariachi music as part…

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Schools Put Focus On Parent Engagement, See Link To Student Success

Schools put focus on parent engagement, see link to student success


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  • Lisa Irish/Arizona Education News Service
  • September 8, 2014

To increase students’ academic growth, educators are working more closely with children’s first teachers – their parents. Wenden Elementary School teachers visit each student’s home before school starts to get to know their families, build up trust, better understand students’…

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Rural District Beats Challenges To Win State’s Top Ranking

Rural district beats challenges to win state’s top ranking


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  • Lisa Irish/Arizona Education News Service
  • August 19, 2014

When AIMS scores and school district letter grades were released on Aug. 4 by the Arizona Department of Education, Ash Fork Joint Unified School District was the top-ranked district, beating the leading charter school system BASIS by two points. The…

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Dual-language Programs Grow In Arizona Public Schools

Dual-language programs grow in Arizona public schools


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  • Lisa Irish/Arizona Education News Service
  • July 7, 2014

In kindergarten, Arizona students learn to spell simple, frequently used words, count by fives and so many other useful skills. At dozens of local neighborhood public schools throughout Arizona, many now also learn a second language through dual-language immersion programs. “Students learn the language…

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Arizona Teen Beats Yale-trained Team For National Moot Court Championship

Arizona teen beats Yale-trained team for national Moot Court championship


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  • Lisa Irish/Arizona Education News Service
  • April 28, 2014

The Phoenix high school student who won a respected national moot court competition said it took a motivational talk from her father to convince her to compete. South Mountain High School senior Eugenia Anane-Wae triumphed over her final round competitor coached by…

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Etta Shirley: Building Foundations For Success For Native American Students

Etta Shirley: Building foundations for success for Native American students


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  • Lisa Irish/Arizona Education News Service
  • April 8, 2014

An early childhood education program for Native American students highlighted in a recent national report on minority student outcomes is increasing Arizona students’ success. The evidence-based Bureau of Indian Affairs’ Family and Child Education program, offered in 45 BIE schools…

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Tutoring Program Tackles Student Achievement And Teacher Diversity

Tutoring program tackles student achievement and teacher diversity


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  • Lisa Irish/Arizona Education News Service
  • March 26, 2014

When the Academic Avengers arrive on campuses for the Washington Elementary School District’s After-School Academy, smiles erupt. And not just on the face of the young learners who receive support in math, reading and leadership skills from the college students whose…

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Goodbye, AIMS: Process Underway For Picking New Statewide Test

Goodbye, AIMS: Process underway for picking new statewide test


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  • Lisa Irish/Arizona Education News Service
  • February 24, 2014

As Arizona high school students take AIMS writing and reading tests this week, the Arizona State Board of Education will be writing a request for proposals for a new assessment aligned with Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards. AIMS tests…

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Beyond Textbooks Helps Schools Boost Achievement, Adapt To New Standards

Beyond Textbooks helps schools boost achievement, adapt to new standards


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  • Lisa Irish/Arizona Education News Service
  • February 18, 2014

As Arizona schools seek to boost student achievement and adapt curriculum to Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards, many are turning to a homegrown approach pioneered in Southern Arizona showing the kind of success that is attracting the interest of…

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ASU’s Michael Crow On Innovation, Access And Outcomes

ASU’s Michael Crow on innovation, access and outcomes


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  • Lisa Irish/Arizona Education News Service
  • January 27, 2014

For Arizona State University President Dr. Michael Crow, innovation and helping students succeed are the keys to Arizona’s future. “If you love children and you want them to be successful, and you believe in the future, we can get a…

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National Report Gives Arizona Mixed Review On Key K-12 Indicators

National report gives Arizona mixed review on key K-12 indicators


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

At first glance, Arizona’s C- grade in Education Week’s Quality Counts 2014 report released today seems on par with the national average and 25 states’ grades, but Arizona ranks fifth from last among all states and Washington, D.C. The United…

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