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Teacher shortage pinches AZ pipeline for district leaders

| July 8, 2015
Teacher shortage pinches AZ pipeline for district leaders

By Lisa Irish • Arizona Education News Service • AZEDNEWS Teachers aren’t the only educational leaders in short supply in Arizona. School district superintendents are, too. About 47 of Arizona’s 225 public school districts, or about 20 percent, will have a new leader for the school year starting in August and more than half of […]

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College Readiness of Arizona High School Juniors

| July 8, 2015
College Readiness of Arizona High School Juniors

By Paul Perrault • Director of Research & Evaluation • Helios Education Foundation The ACT college entrance examination is one of the most important steps that Arizona students can take toward entering postsecondary education.  First, it provides students with individualized information around college and career readiness by subject.  Second, the examination also provides students with […]

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Opinion: How to keep Arizona teachers in classrooms? Try rigor

| July 8, 2015
Opinion: How to keep Arizona teachers in classrooms? Try rigor

My Turn: Arizona is losing teachers. But ASU’s teacher college is working hard to keep them here By Mari Koener • AZ I See It • azcentral • The Arizona Republic As the dean of the largest college of education in Arizona, I’m pained and pleased to see national attention paid to our state’s teacher […]

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Teachers know what’s right for kids. If we don’t drive the conversation, who will?

| July 8, 2015
Teachers know what’s right for kids. If we don’t drive the conversation, who will?

By Martín Pérez, Jr. • Expect More Arizona My brother and I are only one year apart in age, yet our educational journeys have been completely different. My brother did not graduate high school and was the victim of a broken education system that failed to recognize his strengths and neglected to provide him with […]

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AZ still leading the nation in charter school growth

| July 8, 2015
AZ still leading the nation in charter school growth

By David Yankus • Eloy Enterprise • Florence Reminder & Blade-Tribune PHOENIX — What started as a new and innovative, at the time perhaps radical, idea more than two decades ago has developed into one of the fastest growing and most popular ways to educate the country’s youth. Charter schools started in part because many […]

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Analysis: Arizona’s best and brightest Latinos

| July 8, 2015
Analysis: Arizona’s best and brightest Latinos

By Dan Hunting • Morrison Institute • Tucson Sentinel A new report from Morrison Institute for Public Policy unveils a bit of good news for Arizona’s education system. The state’s schools have been the source of much anxiety for years. The Latino education gap has been a particular worry since Morrison published Five Shoes Waiting to Drop in 2001. […]

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Using Math to Teach Drawing

| July 8, 2015
Using Math to Teach Drawing

By Laura Wilde • Expect More Arizona Phoenix Center for the Arts is using the summer to learn and grow before school starts. To keep your child engaged and interested in art, we’ve partnered with Expect More Arizona to present the lesson plan below. How could math and art possibly intersect? It’s actually not all that […]

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Education on the march during Flagstaff 4th of July Parade

| July 4, 2015
Education on the march during Flagstaff 4th of July Parade

[slideshow_deploy id=’5709’] FLAGSTAFF — Education certainly did not sit on the sidelines during the 4th of July Parade held in downtown Flagstaff. More than 100 entries signed up for this year’s parade, including the Coconino County Superintendent of Schools, the Flagstaff Unified School District, charter schools and the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth. The […]

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Tsingine and Begody recognized as Athletes of the Year and Academic Athletes of the Year

| July 1, 2015
Tsingine and Begody recognized as Athletes of the Year and Academic Athletes of the Year

By Rosanda Suetopka • Navajo-Hopi Observer TUBA CITY, Ariz. – It’s an honor to be selected as the Athlete of the Year by one’s high school but to be honored as an Academic Athlete of the Year as well doubles the prestige. The awards come from high school sports coaches and newspapers. Tate Tsingine and Christian Begody, […]

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Curry Music Camp returns to NAU, offers free performances

| July 1, 2015
Curry Music Camp returns to NAU, offers free performances

By Northern Arizona University The Northern Arizona University School of Music is hosting the 66th annual Curry Summer Music Camp, offering free performances to the public. The performances, which will continue throughout July, feature a variety of faculty, counselors and students performing in wind symphonies, concert orchestras, band and jazz ensembles and piano and choir recitals. The […]

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