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At a meeting Monday, Reginald Ballantyne, vice president and new member of the State Board of Education, criticized two bills aimed at dismantling the Common Core standards.

Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas’ tough stance on Arizona’s use of the Common Core State Standards for Education may not be a winning argument with at least some of her fellow State Board of Education members. "That looks like a nuclear explosion. That just sounds ridiculous," said one. Read more» 2

Stephen Rayleigh, a member of the unmanned aerial vehicle club at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, also helped develop a minor that started in August at the school.

The drone minor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott aims to prepare students to build and fly unmanned aerial vehicles – UAVs, or drones – for a commercial market that doesn’t yet exist. Read more»