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A broken spell: Chandler teen just misses National Spelling Bee finals

WASHINGTON - Even in defeat, Marcus Behling was cool and collected. The Chandler eighth-grader cruised through two days of the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee this week, calmly spelling words as the field was narrowed from 285 spellers to 21 by the end of the sixth round Thursday.

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Words, not with friends: Arizona kids sweat out National Spelling Bee

WASHINGTON - As if the day hadn't already been stressful enough, Chandler eighth-grader Marcus Behling had to listen while 46 other names were called as semifinalists at the Scripps National Spelling Bee before he heard his name Wednesday.

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Not just the Ivies: Students send AP scores to community colleges

WASHINGTON – Advanced Placement exams and community colleges. They go together like… well, they never seemed to go together.

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Advocates call for state to expand participation in sex ed

Teen pregnancy in Arizona is a story of improvement and opportunity, advocates and experts say.

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