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Kareem Neal Named AEF 2019 Arizona Teacher Of The Year

Kareem Neal named AEF 2019 Arizona Teacher of the Year


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  • Lisa Irish/ Arizona Education News Service
  • October 25, 2018

Kareem Neal, a self-contained special education teacher at Maryvale High School, is the Arizona Educational Foundation’s 2019 Teacher of the Year. Neal was selected from the five 2019 Ambassadors for Excellence that were identified by the foundation last month and…

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District Gets International Attention For Re-thinking What School Looks Like

District gets international attention for re-thinking what school looks like


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  • Lisa Irish/ Arizona Education News Service
  • October 23, 2018

One of Arizona’s newest public district schools is drawing international attention for an innovative structural and interior design created to improve student achievement by fostering engagement, collaboration and creativity. Educators, researchers, policymakers and architects from around the world gathered earlier…

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Sahuarita Helps Students Ease Back Into Studies After A Concussion

Sahuarita helps students ease back into studies after a concussion


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  • Lisa Irish/ Arizona Education News Service
  • October 10, 2018

When a high school student suffers a concussion it takes time for them to return to their normal level of physical and cognitive functioning, and a Sahuarita Unified School District program is helping make sure that they engage in a…

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Carolyn Warner: Lifetime Education Leader Talks About The Issues

Carolyn Warner: Lifetime education leader talks about the issues


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  • Lisa Irish/ Arizona Education News Service
  • October 10, 2018

Update: Carolyn Warner, who served as Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction for 12 years, passed away Oct. 9, 2018. This was her take on the education issues facing Arizona from an interview several years ago that ran as an AZEdNews story…

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Supt. Candidates Disagree On How To Best Fund Schools At Debate

Supt. candidates disagree on how to best fund schools at debate


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  • Lisa Irish/ Arizona Education News Service
  • October 3, 2018

The candidates for Superintendent of Public Instruction agreed that education is key to Arizona’s economic well-being, but disagreed on how to best fund schools during a debate Tuesday in Phoenix hosted by KJZZ 91.5 FM. “We’re at a critical junction…

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AZ Universities Help Students Learn About Admissions, Financial Aid

AZ universities help students learn about admissions, financial aid


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  • Lisa Irish/ Arizona Education News Service
  • September 28, 2018

As part of the Achieve60AZ initiative, organizations across Arizona – including the state’s three public universities Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and University of Arizona – are seeking ways to increase the number of Arizonans with post-secondary degrees or…

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Connecting Learning To Real World Makes Tartesso An A+ School

Connecting learning to real world makes Tartesso an A+ School


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  • Lisa Irish/ Arizona Education News Service
  • September 4, 2018

Strong community support and connecting students’ learning to the real world are key to Tartesso Elementary being named an A+ School of Excellence. While Tartesso integrates technology into classroom learning and provides enrichment opportunities to ensure all students are college…

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Ruling Removes Invest In Ed Proposition From Ballot

Ruling removes Invest in Ed proposition from ballot


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  • Lisa Irish/ Arizona Education News Service
  • August 30, 2018

An Arizona Supreme Court ruling late Wednesday took the Invest in Education Act off the November ballot. The Invest in Ed proposition would have raised the income tax rate for single taxpayers who earn more than $250,000 in taxable income…

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Students’ AzMERIT Results Show Steady Growth For Past Four Years

Students’ AzMERIT results show steady growth for past four years


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  • Lisa Irish/ Arizona Education News Service
  • August 23, 2018

Arizona public school students’ proficiency levels statewide on the AzMERIT have shown steady growth over the past four years that the test has been given to measure students’ mastery of Arizona academic standards. Third- through eighth-graders take grade level assessments…

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Strong Relationships, STEM Make Mansfeld Magnet An A+ School

Strong relationships, STEM make Mansfeld Magnet an A+ School


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  • Lisa Irish/ Arizona Education News Service
  • August 16, 2018

A focus on building relationships with students and an emphasis on STEM principles have helped Mansfeld Magnet Middle School raise student test scores and earn the A+ School of Excellence Award from the Arizona Educational Foundation, said former principal Richard…

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Educators Learn How To Develop Trauma-sensitive Schools

Educators learn how to develop trauma-sensitive schools


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  • Lisa Irish/ Arizona Education News Service
  • August 2, 2018

Nearly 300 educators and community members learned how building supportive relationships and restorative justice practices can build a nurturing environment that helps children exposed to trauma during a recent symposium in Phoenix. When a child is exposed to trauma such…

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#RedForEd Weighs In On Invest In Ed Ballot Language

#RedForEd weighs in on Invest in Ed ballot language


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  • Lisa Irish/ Arizona Education News Service
  • July 25, 2018

About 100 people – many in #RedForEd t-shirts – attended a Legislative Council meeting Wednesday at the Arizona Legislature to determine ballot proposition language for Invest in Education and several other initiatives for the November elections. The Legislative Council is…

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How Desegregation Changed Tolleson Elementary School District

How desegregation changed Tolleson Elementary School District


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  • Lisa Irish/ Arizona Education News Service
  • July 16, 2018

A sign stands in front of public school on West Garfield Street in Tolleson, Ariz., recounting a story of discrimination. Inside Porfirio H. Gonzales Elementary School, named after the man with a “defiant voice who cried out against” segregation of…

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