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The Arizona We Want: 3 ways citizens can make a difference

Lattie Coor: Based upon the Gallup Arizona Poll, The Arizona We Want 2.0: The Case for Action identifies eight citizen goals and provides a roadmap for achieving them. I urge all of us to take advantage of this very clear picture of what Arizonans want for the future by focusing the upcoming election on these goals.... Read more»

Comic: Bermudez Shorts

John Huppenthal gets schooled

Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal decided he was going to be a not-so smartass under the cover of Internet pseudonymity. The Arizona schools chief made some pretty deplorable comments about minorities and low income people on Arizona political blogs.... Read more»

PCC holding forums for campus chief candidates Tues., Weds.

Pima Community College is holding candidate forums Tuesday and Wednesday for president of Pima Community College’s Desert Vista Campus and president of the Downtown Campus.... Read more»

Shocking ways school kids are being restrained, isolated

Carson Luke, a young boy with autism, shattered bones in his hand and foot after educators grabbed him and tried to shut him into a “scream room.” Kids across the country risked similar harm at least 267,000 times in just one school year.... Read more»

PCC schedules forums on vets' education benefits

Pima Community College will hold two forums, June 21 and 23, to provide information to students who have attended PCC since fall 2010 and received veterans education benefits.... Read more»

Changes at Pima College HR, information offices

As Pima Community College reorganizes its administration while crafting a plan to satisfy accreditors, the latest moves at the school see an interim HR head being replaced by two fill-ins — one of whom will soon leave the school herself — and a shift in job titles in the public affairs and marketing departments.... Read more»3

Can kids tell whether they’re being taught the Common Core?

This school year, teachers around the country changed their curricula to meet the new Common Core standards, a national set of standards mapping out what students should learn in math and English language arts. But did students notice these changes? Is the Common Core on students’ radar?... Read more»

School nurses' role expands with access to student online health records

In a few districts, doctors and hospitals are making their records available to school health officials to help provide better care for children with chronic conditions.... Read more»

Az summer lunch program reaching less than 15% of eligible kids

State officials hope to increase the number of free meals from the 1.1 million served last summer under the Summer Food Service Program. But they said one of the biggest challenges is putting meal sites where low-income kids can find them, and making kids want to come back.... Read more»

PCC appoints Community Campus president

Pima Community College is filling the post of president of the school’s Community Campus. Chancellor Lee Lambert announced Tuesday that he selected Lorraine Morales, currently vice president of instruction at PCC’s East Campus, for the position.... Read more»1

Charles Koch's long history of education funding

The conservative billionaire’s massive grant to the United Negro College Fund is nothing new.... Read more»

PCC names new provost

Pima Community College named Erica C. Holmes, a Chicago community college administrator, as its new provost and executive vice chancellor for academic and student services on Tuesday.... Read more»

Outgoing Sunnyside board buys out Isquierdo's contract

After more than seven hours in executive session, the Sunnyside Unified School District Governing Board voted 3-2 to buy out the contract of Superintendent Manuel Isquierdo at a special meeting on Monday night.... Read more»

South Side park renamed to honor fallen soldier CSM Barreras

A park near Sunnyside High School will be renamed to honor a fallen graduate. Army CSM Martin Barreras, who died two weeks ago after being wounded in Afghanistan, will be remembered at the park following a unanimous vote of the Sunnyside Governing Board. (with video)... Read more»

Commentary

Zip codes too often decide Americans' futures

Commentary: When the American Dream is at risk for our young people, we will all suffer.... Read more»

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