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Volunteers In Paradise Help Teachers, Students Reach Goals

Volunteers in Paradise help teachers, students reach goals


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  • Lisa Irish/ Arizona Education News Service
  • December 11, 2018

When students need more one-on-one assistance or small group instruction to master a skill, Paradise Valley Unified School District teachers know they can count on Volunteers in Paradise to help students be successful. For the past six years, the program…

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Budget Update: Growth Adds $1B To General Fund

Budget update: Growth adds $1B to general fund


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  • Lisa Irish/ Arizona Education News Service
  • December 5, 2018

Strong economic growth has added about $1.1 billion to the state’s general fund, and legislators will consider what to do with it as they develop the budget during the session that starts in January. Of the roughly $1 billion surplus,…

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College Application Questions? Ask A Volunteer

College application questions? Ask a volunteer


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  • Lisa Irish/ Arizona Education News Service
  • November 29, 2018

Applying to colleges can be challenging for many high school seniors. That’s why the Arizona Commission on Postsecondary Education has organized volunteers to help more than 21,178 students at 68 high schools complete their college applications during the school day…

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Need Help Filing The FAFSA? Here’s Where You Can Get It

Need help filing the FAFSA? Here’s where you can get it


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  • Lisa Irish/ Arizona Education News Service
  • November 29, 2018

Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine financial aid eligibility for colleges and vocational schools can be a challenge for high school seniors and their parents. To make it easier, high schools, community organizations and…

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Teacher Of The Year: Strong Connections Lead To Success

Teacher of the Year: Strong connections lead to success


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

  Arizona Educational Foundation’s 2019 Teacher of the Year Kareem Neal says creating a supportive community and providing opportunities for all students is key to their learning and future success. “I believe developing meaningful relationships is critical to student success,…

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Arizonans Approve 77% Of School Bond, Override Elections

Arizonans approve 77% of school bond, override elections


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  • Lisa Irish/ Arizona Education News Service
  • November 15, 2018

Arizona voters approved 77 percent of school bond and override elections on the 2018 midterm election ballot, said Randie Stein, director of the public finance team at Stifel Nicolaus in Phoenix. Bonds and overrides are voter approved community support for…

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Thousands Vote At Polls, But Late Earlies Take Days To Be Tallied

Thousands vote at polls, but late earlies take days to be tallied


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  • Lisa Irish/ Arizona Education News Service
  • November 6, 2018

Updated Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 10:27 a.m. Over the Veterans Day weekend, Kathy Hoffman won the race for Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction, Kyrsten Sinema won the race for U.S. Senate and the race for Arizona Secretary of State remains…

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Schools Seek Local Funding Through Bonds, Overrides

Schools seek local funding through bonds, overrides


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

Arizona school districts are asking local voters to approve money for school repairs, maintenance construction and security – needs that state funding for has been severely reduced or eliminated in recent years. The state drastically reduced capital funding for school…

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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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Sunnyside’s Bioscience Program Prepares Students For Future Careers
  • September 19, 2018

When students put on their lab coats and take part in the bioscience program at Tucson’s Sunnyside High School, they learn what they need to succeed in the workplace and college by doing lab work with partners like Native Seeds/SEARCH,…

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