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Study: Poverty, Location Factors In Arizona Student Literacy

A study of literacy programs for Arizona third-graders found that children who live in poverty or attend rural schools are at a disadvantage in learning to read. The report evaluated how effective reading instruction programs were for third-grade students based…

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Hopi students learn from journalists at ASU conference

Seven Hopi High media students learned pointers from journalists and heard about state and national issues while attending the Arizona Latino Media Association (ALMA) Conference at the Arizona State University Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication March 1. Vanessa…

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How to survive an active shooter event in a school

In 2018, the Independent reported on approximately 12 threats against area schools. Of those 12, four occurred in a three-week period and were a mixture of alleged bomb threats and gun violence. The frequency of school incidents in the White…

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Arizona Charter School Reform Stopped In House

Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers blocked the advancement of a bill that would begin to reform the state's charter school regulations. Sen. Kate Brophy McGee called her proposal to change the oversight of charter schools a compromise. The bill would…

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