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Luz Ordosgoitia’s sixth-grade class at Desert Willow Elementary School learns science in the Spanish language.

Educators say a Spanish-immersion program has improved standardized test scores, set up students for success in high school and shown the way for others like it in Arizona. (with video) Read more»

Arizona schools were ranked in the bottom 10 states in a national report Thursday that gave the state a below-average grade in student achievement, teacher requirements and state spending, among other areas. Read more»

No state west of Lake Erie narrowed the achievement gap in reading between its higher- and lower-income students since 2009 more than Arizona. But whichever income category or grade the students were in, Arizona’s reading scores still ranked among the 10 worst in the country. Read more»

Students in an ELL class at Catalina High School work on a class project about personal heroes.

School districts are likely to see increases in English-language learners and the costs associated with the program after the federal government demanded that Arizona change a survey it uses to screen students, school officials and observers say. Read more»