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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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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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Classroom Tech: Engaging Students, Promoting Deeper Learning

Classroom tech: Engaging students, promoting deeper learning


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

Today’s students were born with technology that lets them find information instantly, respond to it quickly, and share their response on social media in seconds. So is it any wonder that they find it tedious to read a textbook chapter…

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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
  • December 13, 2013

Update: Carolyn Warner passed away Oct. 9, 2018. This is her take on the education issues facing Arizona in 2013. Carolyn Warner, who served as Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction for 12 years and has been a staunch advocate and…

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