Education

Teen ‘senators’ at Capitol to learn, might have some things to teach, too

WASHINGTON - Over the course of three days this week, Arizona teens Kennedy Prock and Lora Delahunt helped draft a platform for their party and debate bills they had written themselves for the Girls Nation Senate that was meeting here.


Arizona posts lowest college completion rate, highest default rate

WASHINGTON - Arizona tied Alaska for the lowest college completion rate in the country in 2013, with just 29 percent of students able to earn a four-year degree in six years or less, a new report says.


School administrators scrambling, again, to hire teachers as school year looms

WASHINGTON - Arizona officials say there are at least 1,000 vacant teacher positions to fill, with just weeks left until the school year starts around the state.


School’s out, need isn’t: Trying to boost summer meals after sharp 2014 drop

WASHINGTON - Arizona had the nation's biggest drop in kids getting free summer meals between 2013 and 2014, a time when most states saw increases in the number of children reached, a recent report says.


Court orders new hearing for Tucson schools’ Mexican-American studies program

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered a new hearing to determine whether a law banning the Tucson school district's Mexican American Studies program was motivated by an intent to discriminate against minority students.


Report: School achievement gaps show need for ‘No Child’ overhaul

WASHINGTON - Schools across the country have made "remarkable progress" toward closing achievement gaps between different groups of students, but "troubling achievement gaps" remain for the lowest-performing schools, administration officials said Monday.


From desert to sea: Arizonans embark on plebe summer at Naval Academy

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Recent high school graduate Nick Herrera, 17, of Peoria, has one sibling, a passion for wrestling, a messy nest of hair and an earnest manner when he answers questions.

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