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Jason Zimba, one of the writers of the Common Core math standards, with his daughters Abigail and Claire outside of their elementary school in Manhattan.

Jason Zimba and the other writers of the Common Core knew the transition would be tough, but they never imagined conflicts over bad homework would fuel political battles and threaten the very existence of their dream to remodel American education. Read more» 1

Heroin and methamphetamine discovered on Saturday by officers at the San Luis Port of Entry found by a drug dog.

Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than $500,000 in heroin and methamphetamine and arrested five at two Arizona ports last week. Read more» 1

It may be the first time a math problem has gone viral on the Internet. Read more»

Kylie Zhang accepting the Gold Prize in the Shing-Tung Yau High School Mathematics Awards in Beijing.

Over 400 teams from around the world recently competed in a high school mathematics competition in Beijing, China. Among them was Kylie Zhang, an 18-year-old senior at St. Gregory in Tucson. Although she was the sole member of her team, Zhang's new 3-D printing method won the Gold Prize. Read more»

Whether they have a fractional understanding of algebra or are having trouble making heads or tails of probability, Tucson students who need help with their math studies can receive free tutoring on Saturdays throughout the school year. Read more»

Grades among states: Red=F, Orange=D, Blue=B, Green=A

Arizona is lacking policies that enforce proper training of future teachers, a study by the National Council on Teacher Quality found. Read more»

Arizonans believe education is a critical, but that public schools are failing to prepare students for college or the workplace, according to a statewide poll. Read more» 1

Arizona’s college-bound students continued to score higher than the national average on all sections of the SAT, according to a College Board report released Wednesday. Read more»

Fishing, skating, and math. Oh my. Read more» 5