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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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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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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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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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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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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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