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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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Mesa teacher, other ‘teachers of the year’ honored at White House

He didn’t get the crystal apple awarded to the National Teacher of the Year by President Barack Obama, but a Mesa high school teacher said his visit to the White House Wednesday was still a “surreal, almost an out-of-body experience.”


New state law limits when schools can use restraint, seclusion

Melissa Van Hook, a mother of two children with autism and co-founder of the East Valley Autism Network, said too many parents of students with disabilities have called her to report children being secluded and restrained at school.


Barrow Concussion Network built to protect Arizona high school athletes

Kyle Janes plays linebacker for Phoenix Christian High School. He suffered a concussion on the field this year. But the injury came in a less expected spot: the baseball diamond.

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Panel: Government should invest in video games to help students

WASHINGTON – A panel of experts was in Washington this week advocating for more fun in schools – more “hard fun.”

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Proposals to raise student costs meet little opposition at hearing

Issac Ortega, president of Associated Student of the University of Arizona, says students don’t relish the idea of having to spend more on a college education after deep state funding cuts to universities.

Mark Killian

Education superintendent launches We Are Listening tour

Saying she wants to hear the concerns and suggestions of Arizonans with a stake in education, Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas is hitting the road in the coming weeks with a 14-stop tour.

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