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Rural schools face challenges in teaching STEM

Less than 10 percent of students at 174 rural charter and public schools passed the math section of the AzMERIT test last year, according to the Arizona Department of Education.... Read more»

Many Arizona students underprepared for college

Are Arizona students prepared for college? Recent data indicates they're not. Students here lag the national average in all categories: English, reading, math and science. Only 23 percent of Arizona students meet the benchmarks in all four subjects.... Read more»

Advocate: Poor AzMERIT reading results reflect higher bar

Results from Az's new school assessment show the majority of third-grade students as "minimally proficient" in reading. ... Read more»

Douglas slams Common Core, AzMERIT test

Newly elected Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas called Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards a federal mandate that hurts Arizona schoolchildren. She said AzMERIT, which is replacing the AIMS test, was adopted with too little public input.... Read more»