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An Arizona couple donated $1 million to help foster children. One year later, they did even more. See more state education news here

| February 4, 2020
An Arizona couple donated $1 million to help foster children. One year later, they did even more. See more state education news here

Randy Hansen was about to give three women he hardly knew $1 million.

Randy’s wife, Leslie, was worried. She kept thinking: It’s a lot of money.

Randy knew she was right, but he just kept thinking: It’s the right thing.

These weren’t just any strangers. These three foster moms, Anika Robinson, Susan Woodruff and Angela Teachout, had changed lives, laws and rallied foster parents to hold Arizona’s child-welfare system accountable. Randy liked imagining how many more children they could help with $1 million.

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Navajo commission to assess school abuse. See more state education news here

| October 29, 2019
Navajo commission to assess school abuse. See more state education news here

FLAGSTAFF — The Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission will be holding several public hearings to assess the mistreatment of Native Americans in schools on and off the reservation.

The commission wants parents, guardians and students in kindergarten through 12th grade to speak out about any mistreatment they have received from school personnel. Signed written testimony also will be accepted.

For several decades, teachers abused Native American children at federally run boarding schools for speaking their language or singing their songs.

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Ducey: Get suicide prevention funding to schools now. See more state education news here

| August 27, 2019
Ducey: Get suicide prevention funding to schools now. See more state education news here

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey wants to help schools combat the teen suicide epidemic immediately through state grants from a $20 million pot he created to hire additional mental health counselors and school resource officers.

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How to help your child avoid the ‘summer slide’. See more state education news here

| June 11, 2019
How to help your child avoid the ‘summer slide’. See more state education news here

The “summer slide” occurs when kids stop learning during the summer or even fall behind. We’ll talk with Erin MacFarlane, customer experience administrator for Maricopa County Libraries and Micah Corporaal, youth librarian for the city of Tempe, about what the summer slide is and ways to mitigate it.

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Save Our Schools Arizona Responds To Latest Lawsuit

| August 30, 2017
Save Our Schools Arizona Responds To Latest Lawsuit

The fight over expanding our state’s school voucher program continues this week as a coalition of conservative activists filed a lawsuit over an attempt to delay the expansion going into effect. 

Save Our Schools Arizona filed more than 100,000 petition signatures to attempt to block the voucher program from taking effect until voters can weigh in in a statewide vote next year. 

In response, the Goldwater Institute and others filed the suit Wednesday saying the attempt to delay the law puts families who were hoping to use the vouchers to enroll their children in private schools this year in a tough spot.

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