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When Googling it doesn’t work: How to help students learn. See more state education news here

| October 15, 2019
When Googling it doesn’t work: How to help students learn. See more state education news here

When Lorie Fitzgerald saw how her daughter Angelina struggled to keep up with her third-grade classwork at Copper Creek Elementary School in Deer Valley Unified School District, she knew she had to find a way to help her student learn.

“Angelina has a developmental delay, because of this, she has struggled to close the learning gap,” Fitzgerald said. “For so long Angelina was just sitting in class, but not fully understanding what was going on.”

While many schools offer before, during or after-school academic tutoring to help students learn who need more assistance, some schools do not have the resources to provide that service. That leaves parents with the decision of how and where to seek help for their child.

Fitzgerald turned to LearnerLink, which partners with school districts to provide quality certified teachers to help students with personalized learning in K-12 subject areas, skill development, enrichment and college prep through in-person interaction and online-learning opportunities.

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Study Finds Unsafe Lead Levels in AZ School Water. See more state education news here

| September 10, 2019
Study Finds Unsafe Lead Levels in AZ School Water. See more state education news here

consumer advocacy group says Arizona school districts need to do more to protect students, after the state found unsafe levels of lead in almost half the water taps tested in schools.

The most recent study based on data from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality cites dangerous levels of lead in drinking water in 48% of more than 13,000 taps tested in schools across the state.

Diane Brown, executive director of the Arizona Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) Education Fund, said the effects of lead on young children are well documented and that kids shouldn’t be exposed to it.

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