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Education Must Win Big on Proposition 123

Education Must Win Big on Proposition 123

Proposition 123 puts education backers in the difficult position of swallowing hard to support our schools. But swallow hard we must. This governor-inspired referendum has been carefully orchestrated to settle a…

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School Choices Expedite White Exodus

School Choices Expedite White Exodus

A great white migration has taken a toll on many Arizona school districts. One-third of the white enrollment of the Mesa Public Schools – 17,500 in all – went missing in the…

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Education Gap Goes Beyond Educators

Education Gap Goes Beyond Educators

Some of the state's school districts are eagerly anticipating, while some no doubt are dreading, the imminent announcement of this year's school grades from the state Department of Education. The…

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Solutions Go Beyond Classroom

Solutions Go Beyond Classroom

The progress at Campo Bello Elementary School in Phoenix can't be missed. The writing is on the walls. That's two walls of a teachers' conference room. They're festooned with multi-color…

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More Is Required to Ready All Kids

More Is Required to Ready All Kids

There’s good news and bad news for young kids and for the state. First, the good news. The people of Arizona got out ahead of most of the nation in…

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Arizona Mired Below ‘Education Divide’

Arizona Mired Below ‘Education Divide’

Arizona education is struggling to escape the bottom quintile. Our 4th and 8th graders are performing at the 42nd best level in the country. That’s just one indicator of many.  No matter what…

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Factoring Poverty Levels Into School Evaluations

Factoring Poverty Levels Into School Evaluations

Some of the state’s “best” schools, judged just by test scores, are part of the same school district as some of the “worst.” That will seem implausible, if not impossible, to…

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