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2018 Arizona College Enrollment And Completion Data

2018 Arizona college enrollment and completion data


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  • Lisa Irish/ Arizona Education News Service
  • February 21, 2019

Take a quick look at Arizona's college enrollment and completion trends. Next week, hear what the Arizona Board of Regents says about the importance of post-secondary attainment. Loading... Infographic by Lisa Irish/AZEdNewsClick here for a larger version

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Arizona College Enrollment And Completion Trends

Arizona college enrollment and completion trends


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  • Lisa Irish/ Arizona Education News Service
  • February 21, 2019

Take a quick look at Arizona's college enrollment and completion trends. Next week, hear what the Arizona Board of Regents is doing to improve post-secondary attainment. Loading... Infographic by Lisa Irish/AZEdNewsClick here for a larger version

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Bills To Hire More School Counselors Support Gov. Ducey’s Safe Schools Plan

Bills to hire more school counselors support Gov. Ducey’s safe schools plan


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  • Lisa Irish/ Arizona Education News Service
  • February 13, 2019

Bills this session that would help public schools hire more counselors are critical steps in implementing Gov. Doug Ducey’s Safe Arizona Schools plan. The Safe Arizona Schools plan was developed last year with input from parents, teachers, students, principals, law…

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Advocates Seek More State Funding For Quality Early Education

Advocates seek more state funding for quality early education


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  • Lisa Irish/ Arizona Education News Service
  • February 7, 2019

In a corner of a class of three- and four-year-olds at Booker T. Washington Child Development Center in Phoenix, preschool students in chef’s hats and aprons are preparing meals for other students sitting at a table with a red and…

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Why Some Schools Chose The ACT Or SAT Over AzMERIT

Why some schools chose the ACT or SAT over AzMERIT


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  • Lisa Irish/ Arizona Education News Service
  • January 30, 2019

Fifty-five Arizona public schools will measure their high school students’ proficiency in Arizona academic standards with the ACT or SAT this year instead of AzMERIT. But that flexibility eliminates the ability to compare students' proficiency and growth statewide and could…

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Federal Shutdown’s Impact On AZ Public Schools

Federal shutdown’s impact on AZ public schools


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  • Lisa Irish/ Arizona Education News Service
  • January 23, 2019

Updated: The partial federal government shutdown, now in its 35rd day, has affected funding for educational improvement for Native American students, and it could cause problems with school lunch funding if it continues into March. This shutdown is different from…

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Full Text Of Gov. Ducey’s State Of The State Address

Full text of Gov. Ducey’s State of the State address


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  • Office of the Arizona Governor Doug Ducey
  • January 14, 2019

"Chief Justice Bales, Members of the Legislature, Judiciary and fellow Arizonans — I am so honored to be back here today, and just like you, I am ready to get to work. "2018 brought a lot our way. Election years…

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Advocates Focus On Raising Teacher Pay, School Funding As Session Nears

Advocates focus on raising teacher pay, school funding as session nears


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  • Lisa Irish/ Arizona Education News Service
  • January 7, 2019

Seventy-eight percent of Arizona voters say K-12 teachers’ salaries are too low and 73 percent say schools need more money in a poll released before the legislative session starts Jan. 14 in Phoenix. For the fourth consecutive year, voters said…

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Blended Learning Boosts Achievement, Collaboration And Creativity

Blended Learning boosts achievement, collaboration and creativity


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  • Lisa Irish/ Arizona Education News Service
  • January 2, 2019

The project-based blended learning program at Maricopa Unified School District has been boosting students’ achievement on AzMERIT, increasing collaboration and showcasing their creativity for the past five years. The blended learning program has grown from 50 students at Maricopa Wells…

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Using Data To Boost Students’ Skills, Opportunities

Using data to boost students’ skills, opportunities


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  • Lisa Irish/ Arizona Education News Service
  • December 21, 2018

When schools use data from college readiness assessments, it helps teachers focus their instruction to boost students’ skills and school counselors encourage students to add more challenging courses to their class schedules. That helps broaden the pool of students ready…

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