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Holocaust survivors and supporters asked state lawmakers to require that the Holocaust of World War II and other historic genocides to be taught in Arizona schools.

Seventy-five years after the atrocities of Auschwitz, memories of the Holocaust are fading for younger generations who learn little about genocides in school, according to education advocates who believe they have the answer: Make it Arizona law to teach about the horrors of the Nazi’s “Final Solution.” Read more»

Rep. John Fillmore, R-Apache Junction, shown in this August 2011 photo, wants to raise the classroom experience required of new public school principals from three years to five years.

Requiring principals to have at least five years of experience in the classroom would enable them to better help teachers solve problems and enhance the effectiveness of Arizona’s public schools, a state lawmaker contends. Read more»

A state lawmaker wants to create an institute that would recommend whether online courses offered by private companies meet state standards before public schools decide whether to use them. Read more»

A state lawmaker is proposing a new diploma that would allow high school students to attend community colleges or technical schools as early as sophomore year. Read more»