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Undergraduate students at the Child Study Lab at Arizona State University help 3-year-old preschoolers at lunch time. The lab allows children and students to research learning habits of young children.

Arizona ranks among the five worst states for children’s well being in education, health, economics and family and community matters, according to the Kids Count annual report. Read more»

Michelle Doherty, the 2017 Arizona Teacher of the Year, said students make teaching rewarding but the low pay for Arizona teachers can frustrate some and spur them to leave the profession.

Teacher salaries that are among the lowest in the nation drive down teacher morale and make retention difficult, Arizona education advocates say. Read more» 1

A drop in gas prices in Arizona this year has freed up cash for consumers, who are spending it rather than saving it.

The average American household has saved $700 from dropping gas prices so far this year, but it appears Arizonans are putting most of that savings right back into the economy, according to a recent study by the JPMorgan Chase Institute. Read more» 1