Tag: Common Core

State board votes to replace Common Core standards

| December 28, 2016
State board votes to replace Common Core standards

On (Dec. 26), Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas supported the State Board of Education’s decision to replace the Common Core Standards by formally adopting the second draft of the 2016 Arizona English Language Arts and Mathematics Standards.

“These new standards represent the final step in the repeal and replacement of Common Core in Arizona, and they reflect the thoughts and recommendations of thousands of Arizona citizens,” Douglas said. “I would like to thank everyone involved in this important work for their contributions, from the more than 200 teachers who donated thousands of hours in working groups to the parents whose input helped shape these documents. I would also like to thank my amazing K-12 standards team here at the department for making this process possible.”

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STAR School ready to go from off the grid to online. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

| November 11, 2015
STAR School ready to go from off the grid to online. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

After being named one of the top “innovative” schools in the country by the education site Noodle.com, leaders at STAR School hope to keep the school moving forward while staying loyal to traditional roots and approaches.

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Comment deadline on revamping Common Core standards extended

| November 2, 2015
Comment deadline on revamping Common Core standards extended

The Arizona Board of Education is giving the public more time to comment on changes it may make to the state’s Common Core standards….The new deadline for comments announced on Thursday is Nov. 20.

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Arizona Board of Education to hold standards review at FHS. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

| October 28, 2015
Arizona Board of Education to hold standards review at FHS. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

The Arizona State Board of Education’s Standards Development Committee will host a public meeting to discuss the state’s math and English standards.

The meeting will take place at Flagstaff High School on Wednesday, Nov. 4 from 6 to 7 p.m.

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Comment deadline on revamping Common Core standards extended

| October 28, 2015
Comment deadline on revamping Common Core standards extended

The Arizona Board of Education is giving the public more time to comment on changes it may make to the state’s Common Core standards….The new deadline for comments announced on Thursday is Nov. 20.

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AzMERIT: Most Arizona students not ‘proficient’ in reading, math

| August 12, 2015
AzMERIT: Most Arizona students not ‘proficient’ in reading, math

By Cathryn Creno • The Republic / azcentral.com Arizona standardized test results are in, and preliminary figures show most Arizona students are not proficient in math or reading. Here are some samples of the unofficial results under the new Common Core standards: In reading, 59 percent of third-graders were only “minimally” or “partially” proficient. Another […]

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Ducey requests Common Core review at Arizona State Board of Education

| March 23, 2015
Ducey requests Common Core review at Arizona State Board of Education

March 23, 2015 • By Cathryn Creno • The Republic / azcentral.com Gov. Doug Ducey told the Arizona State Board of Education Monday that he opposes Common Core standards, but he stopped short of telling the board to repeal them. Ducey explained his education agenda Monday morning to the board and said he wants more […]

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Flagstaff Unified School District reports on Legislative Concerns in 2015

| February 25, 2015
Flagstaff Unified School District reports on Legislative Concerns in 2015

February 23, 2015 • Flagstaff Unified School District The Flagstaff Unified School District has produced a fact sheet with legislative concerns in 2015, including information on Common Core, Testing/Opt Out, School Calendars, Student Transportation, Tax Credits and other educational issues. …Read the full article HERE

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Comprehensive Professional Development Opportunities Addressing AZCCRS

| January 7, 2015
Comprehensive Professional Development Opportunities Addressing AZCCRS

As educators and districts continue to transition to the AZCCRS, the Northeast Arizona Regional Center (NEARC) continues to offer comprehensive professional development designed to move from an understanding of the Arizona College & Career Readiness standards into instructional practices. NEARC and the CCESA are dedicated to ensuring that school-age children in the Northeastern Region graduate […]

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New schools chief: Common Core changes gradual

| January 7, 2015
New schools chief: Common Core changes gradual

January 4, 2015 • By Howard Fischer • Capitol Media Services • Arizona Daily Star PHOENIX — The state’s new top education official is promising to use her position to push for more money for public schools. But Diane Douglas won’t demand that lawmakers and incoming Gov. Doug Ducey give the schools the $317 million a court […]

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