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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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Sahuarita SciTech Festival puts careers front and center

Hundreds of students milled about the Sahuarita Middle School gym Thursday, learning about mining, insects, the layers in a strand of hair and hybrid car engines. While the lessons intrigued many of the seventh- and eighth-graders, business leaders hope the exhibits…

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ASDB board seeks to end superintendent’s contract

The Governing Board of the Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind has directed the Attorney General’s Office to begin negotiating a possible resolution of Superintendent Robert Hill’s contract. Although ASDB officials didn’t elaborate or provide further details, it appears…

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Arizona voters dissatisfied with public education system

Arizona voters remain dissatisfied with the quality of Arizona's education system. The group Arizona Parents for Education recently released its results of a statewide poll where voters were asked questions about the current state of our schools.

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Marana teacher wins award

Leila Sanchez, Kindergarten teacher at Open Doors Community School in Marana. Leila is the January 2014 TVT/OfficeMax Teacher Excellence award winner.

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Rattlesnake Ridge student wins spelling bee

Sixth grade student, Matthew Glasshoff, became the Marana Unified School District's spelling bee champion in the 13th round. The Rattlesnake Ridge Elementary student correctly spelled the final word "stipple" after respelling "diagnosis" which was spelled incorrectly by his opponent.

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Agua Fria district talks capacity, expansion

With the Agua Fria Union High School District having room for a little more than 200 extra students next year, talks have begun about the possible need for expansion. Officials have identified the potential need for a fifth school in the…

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Youngker H.S. students serve on advisory council

Three seniors at Youngker High School in Buckeye are helping to make a difference in the state’s public education system. Carrie Conner, 17, Alexis Williams, 17, and Angie De La Cruz, 18, are serving on Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John…

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