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Wildcat wins may boost enrollment but not economy

The University of Arizona could gain hundreds more students if the unbeaten Wildcats hoops team goes all the way this year, history suggests. In 1997, the last time the UA’s men’s basketball team took the national title, freshman enrollment jumped by…

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Tucson girl, 7, seeks ‘kindness’ donations

A 7-year-old Tucson girl is looking to spread smiles and love to patients at University of Arizona Medical Center-Diamond Children’s. After Alejandrina Romero came home with an award from the Shyann Kindness Project with a challenge to pass kindness on, the Robison…

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Campaign to defend standards in Arizona schools

Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards were mired in controversy long before they took effect in public schools last fall. Conservatives, both in Arizona and nationally, have used the basis for the standards — the national Common Core State Standards Initiative…

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Arizona groups defending new education standards

Two powerful Arizona education groups are pushing back against the outcry over controversial new standards that took effect in the state's classrooms this year. AZCentral reports the Rodel Foundation of Arizona and Expect More Arizona are going on the offensive when…

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Sea inspires Chandler 9-year-old’s 2nd composition

Innovation struck 9-year-old Kylie Smith one day when she was at the piano. She was thinking about sea animals, about their life under the sea, when she began to translate their existence into music. Now, the Chandler resident just got finished…

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East Valley charter school to host open house

It’s a scary fact for many parents that Arizona is ranked 49th in the U.S. for its education system. Most parents are unsure of the alternative options that exist for their child’s education aside from expensive private schools or moving…

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Page High freshman is dancer, model

While most teenagers are glued to their smartphones and Facebooking about the weekend, Cheyenne Badonie is traveling across the country and dancing at various powwows. Badonie, 14, has won numerous traditional Native American dance competitions and is featured in the January…

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Kartchner Caverns amazes students

While seeing pictures in textbooks are helpful for gaining more of an understanding of different phenomena that occur in nature, seeing it live and in person provides an experience that students often don’t forget.

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Math update at Ruth Powell School

Teachers are helping parents understand the new, new math. Ruth Powell School teachers invited parents to attend a math parent meeting to discuss the implementation of the Common Core standards, now known as the College and Career Ready standards.

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A window into best teaching practices

Julie Berlin and Sunny Martin peer through a two-way mirror into a fifth-grade classroom at Echo Mountain Intermediate School in northeast Phoenix. With the flip of a switch, the sounds of teacher Rachelle Samora’s math instructions fill their observation room. At one…

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Bob Oliphant resigns from Yavapai College board

The sole 10-year facilities plan dissenter on the Yavapai College Governing Board has resigned after members decided 4-1 in December to move into the budgeting phase of the process.  Robert Oliphant was the only member to vote against continuing to…

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