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Profits of policing: Az asset seizures net $200M in past 5 years

Civil asset forfeiture laws let Arizona police seize tens of millions of dollars in cash and property each year, even if suspected criminals aren’t convicted, and with little oversight of how the proceeds are spent.... Read more»

School district: Spanish immersion raises test scores

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»

Az schools get C- in national report

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»

Poor students close reading gap with Az’s higher-income kids

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»

English-language learning

Survey change likely means more ELL students

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»