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Arizona's education standards are safe, at least for now.
In the U.S., more than two-thirds of the class of 2011 was not proficient in math. In Arizona, that number jumped to 3 out of 4 students.
Calling them a federal “dictate,” Sen. Al Melvin convinced Republican colleagues in the Senate to vote Tuesday to scrap the Common Core education standards the state and schools adopted just four years earlier.
An Arizona bill that would prohibit the state from using a set of educational standards known across the U.S. as Common Core has received initial approval.
For years Cathi Herrod and her Center for Arizona Policy have flexed their political muscles and pushed through legislation that represented what she calls “fundamental principles,” often those espoused in the Bible.
1) The goal of Common Core is to prepare students to be both college and career ready after high school.
Ignoring pleas from business leaders, the Senate Education Committee voted 6-3 along party lines Thursday to bar Arizona from implementing the Common Core standards the state adopted just four years earlier.
“I couldn’t give them the help they need.”
Arizona gubernatorial candidate Christine Jones introduced herself and provided a few details about her campaign to a collection of approximately 40 voters in Mesa during an event on Jan. 20.
Although the proverbial book concerning 2013 is closed, officials in Mesa say the results of the previous 12 months and several before those will have a marked effect on the lives of city residents over the course of 2014.
Only a week after the Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board temporarily mucked up the Apple-related company deal to build a huge plant in east Mesa, the board majority struck again, again reflecting the highly partisan Tea Party nature of what’s supposed to be a non-partisan position.
While representing their state at a national education summit, Mesa-based sophomores Jasmine Betancourt and Yaqub Elmi found a little inspiration as they complete their high-school years.
This bulletin has been prepared for the use of teachers, school administrators, and curriculum development committees. It will also be useful to members of your boards of trustees and to the general public in helping to interpret the philosophy and objectives of the elementary schools.”
Common Core has been the enemy du jour of the tea party these days — at least when partiers are not busy trying to defund Obamacare or failing to stop Medicare expansion here in Arizona.
Sometimes adolescents just speak a different language.
Education administrators from the East Valley and the state highlighted their success and the challenges they face in their efforts to improve Arizona’s test scores during an event hosted by the Chandler Chamber of Commerce last week.
In 2010, Arizona joined 46 states in raising the bar for academic requirements by adopting Arizona Common Core Standards.
Have you ever sat in the international terminal at the airport and just listened to the mix of voices around you, all of them speaking in a language you don’t understand?
PHOENIX — The top performing school district in the state got there by borrowing liberally from the ideas and concepts of its neighbor.
The cost per Arizona student for the new test to measure progress under Common Core is nearly 50 percent more than the AIMS test.
The Mesa Unified School District governing board approved Tuesday night a $562.3 million budget for the 2013-2014 fiscal year, which began July 1.
Last year, Maryvale Prep opened its doors in the Maryvale neighborhood of West Phoenix. This charter school, a part of the Great Hearts Academies network, serves primarily low-income Hispanic students in Kindergarten through 3rd grade.
Arizona students will still take the AIMS next year, but at least in Mesa, students will not have to take districtwide tests because the current assessments do not follow new education standards that will be taught in all classrooms.