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Feds insist schools, including Chandler, use AzMERIT test

Arizona risks losing $340 million in federal funds because state lawmakers allow school districts – including Chandler Unified – to offer an alternative to the AzMERIT standardized tests. In a letter to state education officials, Frank Brogan, an assistant secretary…

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Pickleball Club donates to Fountain Hills school district

The Fountain Hills Unified School District Governing Board held an open meeting on Wednesday, April 10, where the board received a donation from The Fountain Hills Pickleball Club and to discuss submitting their top five priorities for the Arizona School…

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Globe and Ray school districts to get new buses

Three more area school districts are slated for new buses in the fifth and final round of Arizona’s Lower-Emission School Bus Program awards. In his April 8 statement, Governor Doug Ducey announced $5 million in funding to buy 45 new…

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Mesa mayor asks faith groups to address teen suicide

The City of Mesa is calling on the faith community to raise awareness about youth suicide following a spike in teen deaths across the East Valley. Around 120 leaders from different faiths, as well as nonprofits, gathered at the Mesa…

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Fann holds tuition bill, has second thoughts on its need

Senate President Karen Fann said she’s asking the Arizona Board of Regents whether they need the legislature’s permission to create a new tuition category and plans to sit on legislation to create a new tuition rate for all Arizona high…

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Student goes above and beyond for a better education

One local girl, 16-year-old Gabby Parris, is not letting her struggles get in the way of finishing her high school education. Growing up as a teenager can be demanding at times and teens are supposed to fulfill school requirements and…

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