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$20 million for Az school suicide prevention welcomed by officials

Officials called a $20 million grant for suicide prevention programs in Arizona schools an important first step to deal with a growing problem, even as they said much more needs to be done.... Read more»

Az Board of Education disclosed student names, birthdays, test scores

The Arizona State Board of Education violated federal student privacy law by disclosing the names of more than a thousand Arizona students, in some cases along with their birthdays, and their scores on the AzMERIT exams in response to a public records request.... Read more»

Some push to regulate full-day kindergarten in Arizona

The perennial debate over full-day kindergarten in Arizona has an added twist, with some educators, community and business leaders saying academic standards need to be applied to a full-day program.... Read more»

Cursive on track to make a comeback in Az schools

Cursive — not required by Common Core teaching standards — has disappeared from Arizona public schools, but a new Senate bill would require cursive reading and writing be taught. ... Read more»

Ed Board sues Douglas over access to investigative documents

The Arizona State Board of Education is suing Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas for refusing board investigators remote access to documents involving teacher misconduct.... Read more»

Douglas misses Board of Education meeting, drawing ire from some

Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas missed Monday’s meeting of the Arizona State Board of Education, leading several members to note their disapproval. "I am astonished," said board VP Reginald Ballantyne.... Read more»