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Arizona Board of Regents Forming Student Safety Task Force

UA, ASU, NAU presidents cooperating with law enforcement, community to identify, promote better safety practices.

John Huppenthal, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, discusses school test score results and testing results.

Huppenthal: Common Core Standards Need Changes

AZ superintendent supports new curriculum but says name should be changed, should act independently from other states.

Do to the change in testing students, success emerged in the Vail School District as they are now the top-rated, multi-school district in the State of Arizona according to the Arizona Department of Education (ADE).

AZ Reduces Per Pupil Spending By 17%, Report Says

Okla, Ala only 2 states that decreased such spending much more; however state increased school funding by 1.8%

TUSD's Mexican American Studies Program has officially been shut down and books related to the curriculum have been removed from classrooms as well. A Latino literary organization based in Houston Texas organized a caravan of authors and activists to deliver a supply of books in question to students and teachers. When Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal ruled that TUSD Mexican American Studies classes violated state law, libraries from 11 schools requested the books and district spokeswoman Cara Rene now says there are 112 copies of these books throughout the district.

Book with Descriptive Sex Scene Removed from High School

School in Sierra Vista discarded it from 10-grade English class amid parental complaint.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan painting with Simone Ufondu, 11, at Dodge Middle School.

US Secretary of Education Visits Tucson Schools

Arne Duncan tours bus depot and high-tech classroom as part of four-state bus journey through Southwest.

Education Fund K-12 Set Up for Children of 19 Hotshots

100% of donations will go toward fund for kids, their unborn babies; firefighters perished battling Yarnell fire.

AZ Campaigning to Send Car Seats to Mexico

Safety devices more expensive, harder to get south of the border, state plans to help

John Haeger, president, Northern Arizona University.

NAU President Announces 2015 Retirement

John Haeger, 70, will step down after 14 years; grew Flagstaff enrollment 34%, opened Prescott Valley campus.

U of Phoenix President Announces Retirement

7-year tenure for Pepicello ends as school continues working through 'turbulent waters' of accreditation notice.

Some doctors are discovering that food can do more than please the palate--it can heal the body too.

Researchers Use Social Media to Study Nutrition Patterns

Survey participants used Twitter to document everything they ate and drank, and why, for 3 days.

TUSD Criticized for Culturally Relevant Courses Book List

Recently passed history program already faces scrutiny for not including Chicano authors in curriculum.

Grijalva Says No Child Left Behind Has Been Unsuccessful

US rep. held education town hall Tuesday, expressed program hasn't helped close achievement gap.

UA's First Day of Class Sees Student Increase in Some Areas

Growth in freshmen diversity to 41.3%; but first-year student numbers down slightly from last year.

Vail School Recognized for Civic Engagement

AZ Department of Education gives three Southern Arizona schools high marks.

Sunnyside Recalls Target 4 of 5 School Board Members

If district voters provide enough signatures, elections would be held next year.

Two principals deal with the challenges of a rural school district.

US Education Secretary Touring West, Including AZ

Stops in Tucson, Phoenix area, Yuma next month as part of focus on pre-school, college affordability, immigration.

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