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Test results a challenge to Flagstaff Unified School District

As American teenagers continue to fall behind in math, reading and science, Flagstaff Unified School District is working to bring a higher standard of learning into the classroom. Results of the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment test released Tuesday showed…

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Boy, 10, stable after being hit by school bus

A 10-year-old boy was flown to a Phoenix hospital Wednesday morning after being hit by a school bus in eastern Yuma County. The name of the victim will not be released to the public because he is a juvenile.

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Mesa educator recognized as top charter teacher

The background information that outlines the reasons why Tina Harguess won the Arizona Charter Schools Association Teacher of the Year award credits her for setting high standards, maintaining a similar standard of expectations and for collaborating with the rest of…

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Pilot program tests ‘Education City’ at CSES

Charlotte Fenton and Mikey Jones traveled from Great Britain to Coyote Springs Elementary School in November to ask students their opinion on an updated version of Education City, an educational computer software program.

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Window Rock Superintendent defends board in letter

Parents leading the charge to recall four members of the Window Rock Unified School District's Board of Education are overlooking the progress the district has made under the current leadership, and blaming it for a financial shortfall that was beyond…

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Humboldt school district conquers ‘scary’ accreditation

While many public high schools obtain accreditation, the case for an entire district to voluntarily seek it is more rare. Only 10 school districts in Arizona have achieved accreditation with AdvancED, formerly known as North Central Association. Ten more districts,…

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Federal officials: Arizona must defend teacher-evaluation system

The U.S. Department of Education has threatened action against Arizona’s schools unless the state can prove that it has an acceptable teacher-evaluation system that uses students’ test scores as part of the rating. John Huppenthal, state superintendent of public instruction, said…

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