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Super Bowl Sunday Learning Activities

| January 28, 2015
Super Bowl Sunday Learning Activities

January 27, 2015 • By Expect More Arizona All eyes will be on Arizona this weekend as people from around the world tune in to watch the Super Bowl.  If you are watching the big game with your kids, you can also find ways to challenge them to learn. Research shows that students with actively […]

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Bigs of the Year honored for work with kids

| January 28, 2015
Bigs of the Year honored for work with kids

January 28, 2015 • By Michelle McManimon • Arizona Daily Sun Two hours a week can change a child’s life. Just ask the mentors with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff. The organization matches at-risk children between the ages of 6 and 15 with caring adults who want to be positive role models. Big Brothers […]

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Gates Millennium Scholars part of changing tide in student success at NAU, elsewhere

| January 28, 2015
Gates Millennium Scholars part of changing tide in student success at NAU, elsewhere

January 23, 2015 • Northern Arizona University A scholars program is building momentum in the success of underserved student populations at Northern Arizona University and nationwide. The Gates Millennium Scholars, established through a $1.5 billion grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as a flagship program for the United Negro College Fund, has increased […]

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Latino Education Gains Are Encouraging: New Report

| January 28, 2015
Latino Education Gains Are Encouraging: New Report

January 23, 2015 • By Juan Castillo • NBC NEWS LATINO Despite challenges, a top education group said the national data on Latino students is encouraging and shows solid growth. “The conversation about Latinos and education is often very deficit-based, where we’re English language learners, we’re high school dropouts and we’re illegal immigrants,” Deborah Santiago, vice […]

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House education committee chairman endorses annual federal testing of American schoolchildren

| January 28, 2015
House education committee chairman endorses annual federal testing of American schoolchildren

January 22, 2015 • By Kimberly Hefling • AP Education Writer • U.S. News & World Report WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee on Thursday endorsed continuing the federally required annual testing of students under the No Child Left Behind education law. With Congress trying to update the President […]

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‘State of the Union’ Relies on Stronger Elementary, Secondary STEM Offerings

| January 28, 2015
‘State of the Union’ Relies on Stronger Elementary, Secondary STEM Offerings

January 22, 2015 • By Vince Bertram • HUFF POST IMPACT In his annual State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Obama affirmed the importance of education in a strong and prosperous America. Two of his most talked-about proposals — expanding access to community college and addressing the growing challenge of cyber security — highlight […]

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Where Arizona Students Learn and What is Spent on Them

| January 28, 2015
Where Arizona Students Learn and What is Spent on Them

January 21, 2015 • Lisa Irish • Arizona Education News Service Arizona’s K-12 students have remained around a million for the past 10 years, and where they attend school has shifted only slightly over that time, according to the Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction’s recently released Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2013-2014. The report provides […]

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Arizona schools chief wants new assessment test gone

| January 28, 2015
Arizona schools chief wants new assessment test gone

January 21, 2015 • By Bob Christie • Associated Press • AZFamily PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s new schools chief on Wednesday called on the Legislature and Gov. Doug Ducey to ditch a new school standards test adopted less than three months ago. Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas told the House education committee that implementing a […]

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Early Learning: U.S. education committee calls for strengthening Head Start

| January 28, 2015
Early Learning: U.S. education committee calls for strengthening Head Start

January 21, 2015 • By Susan Frey • EdSource The U.S. House of Representatives education committee released a white paper Wednesday that calls for strengthening the federal Head Start preschool program by coordinating existing early learning programs, improving quality and enhancing parental involvement. “Quality early childhood education plays an important role in the health and […]

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Study: American Students Have High Levels Of Education, But Stressful Lives

| January 28, 2015
Study: American Students Have High Levels Of Education, But Stressful Lives

January 20, 2015 • Rebecca Klein • HUFF POST POLITICS While American students have high levels of educational achievement and decent test scores, they may also experience high levels of social stress and poverty. A new report out Tuesday from The Horace Mann League, a public education advocacy group, and the National Superintendents Roundtable, a […]

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