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OPINION: Culture-based education — a path to healing for Native youth? See more national education news here

| August 20, 2019
OPINION: Culture-based education — a path to healing for Native youth? See more national education news here

On a sweltering summer day, students run back and forth on a grassy field. Frequently erupting in laughter, they playfully dodge one another.

On the ground, two balls about the size of tennis balls are connected by a leather strap, and the children race to lift the balls from the ground with long sticks.

These Native American children are learning to play double ball, a traditional indigenous game, or at least that seems to be the focus of their activity. But at the summer camp these students are attending, Native teachers and leaders are leveraging culture-based activities like double ball to engage students more deeply in exploring their Native identities and wellness goals.

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Association head says he hasn’t seen $10K teacher raises in Arizona

| November 8, 2017
Association head says he hasn’t seen $10K teacher raises in Arizona

The president of the Arizona Education Association said Tuesday he was unaware of any teacher who had received a $10,000 raise, despite Gov. Doug Ducey claiming the opposite.

“It was surprising to me to hear that there are teachers out there that have received a $10,000 raise as the governor has claimed,” Joe Thomas told KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Bruce St. James and Pamela Hughes. “I have not met one.”

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