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Skepticism, support part of discussion on override

A lengthy discussion of whether to ask voters for a second time in November for override funds brought a gamut of opinions from community members, administrators, teachers and parents Tuesday at the Casa Grande Union High School District Governing Board…

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Home team cleans up at Central spelling bee

Is there such a thing as a home court advantage at a spelling bee? There certainly seemed to be Wednesday as students from the hosting Piñon Unified School District swept six of the 10 positions at the Chinle Agency Spelling Bee…

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Buena High School decathlete eyes school record

In 2012, Brian Sayler broke Buena High School’s Academic Decathlon record score by nearly 1,000 points and now, just two years later, a Buena senior has Sayler in his sights. Achintya Gopal scored 8,230 out of 10,000 possible points at the southern Arizona…

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ASU developing video games to teach science, nutrition

Kids love to play video games. They can get some exercise while they play their X-Box now, but soon they could also be learning physics and good nutrition while they play. In Arizona State University's Embodied Games for Physics Learning Lab,…

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Six Maricopa colleges up for $1 million prize

Six schools in the Maricopa County College system have been recognized as being among the top 150 schools in the nation and are eligible to compete for a $1 million prize. Phoenix College and Estrella Mountain, GateWay, Paradise Valley, Scottsdale and…

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Analysis: Arizona universities make do with fewer staffers

New data out today suggest Arizona’s state universities are running comparably lean operations when it comes to their numbers of faculty and staff.  Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University have fewer faculty and staff than the national average for…

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Gilbert Public Schools interviews 3 more superintendent candidates

Gilbert Public Schools’ governing board is interviewing three more semi-finalists for district superintendent in addition to the five it already has interviewed. Two finalists are from Arizona and include a local high school associate superintendent. Two candidates have educational experience.

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