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Globe Education Center celebrates final graduating class

Thirty-two graduates, gowned in maroon and gold, celebrated their successful completion of high school during a sunset ceremony at Dream Manor Inn last Tuesday, June 16. More than 300 family members, friends, and guests attended the ceremony to wish the…

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Arizona task force created to stem teacher brain drain

Jennifer Johnson, former superintendent of Glendale Union High School District, had been hearing about teachers leaving Arizona's public schools in droves, even before their contracts ended. "Arizona in the last couple of years has lost 20 percent of its first-year…

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The Blog: We Can’t Afford to Let Latino Students Fall Behind

Paul J. Luna, president and CEO of Helios Education Foundation and a board member of America's Promise Alliance: Across the country, American public schools are experiencing a major demographic shift. Latino students are our fastest growing student population, projected to…

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Junior high school principal takes over middle school

Over the past several months, the Blue Ridge School Board and Superintendent Mike Wright have been adjusting salary schedules, giving more money to teachers whose salaries had been frozen for years, and giving a 3 percent raise to all teachers.

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School board approves $12.2M budget

The Governing Board of the Parker Unified School District has tentatively approved a budget of $12,248,495 for fiscal year 2015-16. This amount is 2.9 percent lower than the budget for FY 2014-15, and is mostly a reflection of the failure…

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Low pay could be factor in AZ teacher shortage

Arizona continues to face a major teacher shortage.  During the past five years, thousands of teachers have left the state, according to a 2015 report by the Arizona Department of Education.  Tucson Unified School District alone has roughly 160 positions…

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Arizona State writing instructors win contract fight

Arizona State University has backed off the controversial elements of a plan announced in December that would have required full-time writing instructors to take on greater teaching responsibility without a complementary pay increase.

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College proposing 2-percent tax hike

 At the Graham Community College District Governing Board’s June 8 meeting, in something of a surprise development, board secretary Marrianne Rowley announced her resignation for health reasons. Rowley joined the board in January 2011; her term was set to expire…

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NAU students go Greek

When is a Greek island beach a classroom? When you’re a student in Northern Arizona University geology lecturer Lisa Skinner’s summer study abroad program. For the second summer in a row, Skinner took a small group of freshman and sophomore…

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Ducey, Douglas to appear together at conference

Gov. Doug Ducey and state schools chief Diane Douglas — who have feuded for months over who runs the State Board of Education staff — will set aside their differences Tuesday and appear together at the Arizona Department of Education's…

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Wanted: Teachers at Tucson Unified School District

Tucson Unified School District’s website lists almost 200 teaching openings. The district is looking for science teachers, elementary teachers, preschool teachers, almost every kind of teacher. The district is not alone. A 2015 report from the Arizona Department of Education…

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Marana to get new school

The Marana School District is hosting an informational meeting Thursday to discuss a new K-6 elementary school scheduled to open August 2016.

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Mesa summer program targets Native American kids

It's summer break, but twice a week, about two dozen children and parents fill a Mesa Public Schools conference room for Native American crafts, music and cultural lectures. The summer Family Culture Nights are part of the district's push to…

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