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Report: Lack of consistent oversight leaves struggling Arizona schools vulnerable

Report: Lack of consistent oversight leaves struggling Arizona schools vulnerable

| December 12, 2018

Arizona has long worked to give local school districts the autonomy to operate in a way that best suits their individual student populations, but a recently published national report says the state’s approach has backfired when it comes to improving its lowest performing schools.

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State approves new charter school tied to controversial Primavera CEO

State approves new charter school tied to controversial Primavera CEO

| December 12, 2018

Despite its CEO paying himself more than $10 million and the public online high school that bears its name failing almost every academic measure, Primavera received state approval to open another charter school.

The Arizona State Board for Charter Schools voted Monday to grant a charter to Valor Preparatory Academy LLC, a school owned by CEO Damian Creamer’s Primavera Technical Learning Center.

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Bridging higher education to students of all ages

Bridging higher education to students of all ages

| December 12, 2018

When it comes to post-secondary scholarships, Tracey McConnell said there are two different types of students.

Those who think they qualify. And those who think they don’t qualify.

McConnell, a regional philanthropic advisor for Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona, said that in many cases, both groups qualify for financial assistance to further their education – and to increase their career opportunities.

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Most kids don’t do drugs, but half have witnessed violence

Most kids don’t do drugs, but half have witnessed violence

| December 12, 2018

Worried about the kids?

Well, we’ve got good news and we’ve got bad news.

The overwhelming majority of teenagers in Arizona don’t smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol or use marijuana. …

Now the bad news.

An awful lot of kids are still doing things that can derail their lives and lead to years of trouble down the road. On the whole, Arizona kids have slightly more risk factors than kids nationally.

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CollegeAmerica campuses in Phoenix and Flagstaff placed on probation

CollegeAmerica campuses in Phoenix and Flagstaff placed on probation

| December 12, 2018

CollegeAmerica campuses in Phoenix and Flagstaff are on probation with their accrediting body because the schools focused more on adding students than on providing a quality education, the accreditor said.

The schools focus on career education, with programs in health care, business, technology and graphic arts.

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