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Sedona-Oak Creek School District forum gathers input

Sedona-Oak Creek School District’s strategic planning committee hosted its first community forum Wednesday, Nov. 15, at Big Park Community School. At the forum, the committee, headed by Don Groves of consulting organization Education Re-Engineered, invited school district stakeholders to share…

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Douglas Unified board discusses open enrollment

Open enrollment within the Douglas Unified School District was one of several items on the agenda for a special school board meeting that was held Thursday, Nov. 16. Overcrowding at the two junior highs prompted the DUSD board to take…

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Scottsdale Schools updates elementary science materials

Scottsdale Schools’ kindergarten through eighth students will be receiving updated science kit materials, following governing board approval on Nov. 14. During a regular Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board meeting, the board approved the $250,000 K-8 science kits on consent.…

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Tolleson bus cameras track dangerous drivers

Tolleson Union High School District has installed cameras on 20 of its buses to deter motorists who ignore the stop signs that come down when students get on or off the bus. The district plans to add 18 more by…

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What Will Arizona Education Progress Meter Measure?

The education challenges Arizona is facing have been discussed for years, with a funding shortage typically at the top of the list. The group Expect More Arizona acknowledges that shortcoming, but has also come up with a collection of eight…

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Ahwatukee teacher wins Emmy for PBS series script

Auditions are integral to being selected to appear on any television show, but Ahwatukee first-grade teacher Kiirsten Makela’s took it to creative heights. To create and shoot a short audition tape, the 15-year Kyrene de los Cerritos teacher chose to…

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Avondale principal leads elementary School to progress, success

Three years ago, Eric Atuahene struggled through his first-year as principal at a mostly Latino elementary school in Avondale.  He faced declining test scores, rising disciplinary problems and low teacher morale. At the end of his first year, nearly half the school’s 57 teachers left.…

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AZ high school seniors sought for national science camp

The Governor’s Office of Education is calling for applications for the 2018 National Youth Science Camp. Two Arizona high school seniors will be selected to attend the all-expenses-paid summer camp, which will include lectures and hands-on research projects presented by…

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City sets local education on priority list

The City of Douglas Mayor and Council held a public meeting on Nov. 8, where Mayor Pro Tempore Danny Morales proclaimed the City’s support of a statewide attainment goal and a world-class education for all students. Last year, education stakeholders…

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